Awards & Recognition

2017 Central Banking Asset Manager of the Year
SSGA was named Central Banking Asset Manager of the Year for the second consecutive year in 2017. Judges commended the firm’s efforts to address client needs across asset classes, geographic regions and investment styles, as well as lauding efforts to take customized services to the next level.

2017 Learning & Performance Institute’s Annual Learning Awards: Onboarding Program of the Year, Bronze Medal
SSGA was awarded the bronze medal for “Onboarding Programme of the Year” at the Learning & Performance Institute’s (LPI) 21st Annual Learning Awards in London. The award was given for SSGA’s Pre-Boarding Program, an online tool that provides an introduction to the company, its culture and values, prior to newly hired employees’ first day at work.

2017 Inside ETFs People’s Choice Awards: Best New ETF
The SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (Ticker: SHE) was voted Best New EFT by attendees at the Inside ETFs 10th Annual Conference in January. Learn more about SHE.

2016 Bloomberg Businessweek (Chinese edition) Top Fund Awards: Best Performer, ETF and Outstanding Performer, ETF in the Bond Global category
ABF Pan Asia Bond Index Fund (PAIF) was named the “Best Performer, ETF (NAV Total Return)” and “Outstanding Performer, ETF (NAV Tracking Error)” in the Bond Global category in the Bloomberg Businessweek (Chinese edition) Top Fund Awards.

2016 Industry Awards: Best Thought Leadership/Advisor Education program from an Asset Manager
Out of more than 400 nominations, SSGA’s Practice Management program, “Addressing the Value Equation,” was selected as the best Thought Leadership/Advisor Education program from an Asset Manager by

2016 New York City Comptroller’s “Diverse Practitioner” Award

SSGA was recognized by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer for being committed to diversity in the composition of the firm’s investment professionals and boards, and policies and practices. This was the first time Comptroller Stringer issues the “Diverse Practitioner” award to  investment management firms that invest money on behalf of the New York City Pension Funds.

2016 Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award: Best Australian Large Cap Strategy

SSGA Deputy CIO, Active Quantitative Equity Olivia Engel was the first woman ever, and first quantitative fund manager ever, to win the Blue Ribbon Award for best Australian large cap fund. Accepting the award, Ms. Engel said there was no reason her daughters or anyone else's couldn't succeed in a male-skewed industry like funds management.

2016 The Asset Triple A Awards: Most Innovative ETF Product, USA, ETF Category
SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (Ticker: SHE) was named the "Most Innovative ETF Product, USA" in this year's The Asset Triple A Awards in the ETF category. The Asset Triple A Awards are among the industry's most prestigious awards in Asia, recognizing those who have excelled in their respective industry.

2016 Indexing Achievement Awards:

The 2016 William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards were presented by The Journal of Index Investing, official publication of Global Indexing & ETFs , honoring winners across six categories.
SSGA won three awards: ETF Product of the Year (TOTL: SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF); ETF Innovation of the Year (SHE: SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF); and Indexing Innovation of the Year (SSGA Gender Diversity Index).

2016 MAX Awards: Advertising Campaign of the Year and Marketer of the Year

At the MAX Awards, SSGA Australia took home the award for Advertising Campaign of the Year and Head of Marketing Sara Jay Stacey was named Marketer of the Year. Now in its 21st year, the MAX Awards recognize Australia’s leading financial services organizations for creative and innovative marketing campaigns.

2016 PIPA Awards: DC Investment Provider of the Year
SSGA was named 2016 DC Investment Management Provider of the Year at the Pension and Investment Provider Awards (PIPA) in London. The award is based on three key criteria: performance, innovation and service standards.

2016 Financial Communications Society Awards

SSGA was recognized with seven FCS Portfolio awards for excellence in creativity and innovation within the financial services industry. SSGA was also recognized by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts with a Communicator Award for its innovative work creating a social media presence for the SPDR ETF community and with an Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Award by the Web Marketing Association for the comprehensive email campaign that was created to announce the arrival of the SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (Ticker: TOTL).

2016 First Place Eddy Award
SSGA’s Defined Contribution Participant Engagement team was awarded a first place Eddy Award from Pensions & Investments during their Defined Contribution East conference. The Eddy Awards are presented to plan sponsors and providers for their strong efforts in educating participants on investing practices. The award recognized the strength of the suite of communication tools to support the Real Asset Funds.

2016 Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards: Best ETF Product and ETF Manager of the Year
SSGA won two regional awards in the Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards. The firm was awarded ETF Manager of the Year and Best ETF Product for SPDR Gold Shares.

2016 Chief Investment Officer Industry Innovation Awards: Responsible Investing

In the CIO Industry Innovation Awards, Asset Management and Servicing, SSGA was awarded in the Responsible Investing category for launching SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (Ticker: SHE) and for an ongoing focus on women in investing.

2016 Institutional Investor US Investment Management Awards: Global Core Equity Manager of the Year
At the 7th Annual US Investment Management Awards, SSGA’s Active Quantitative Equities (AQE) division, which has been operating for 31 years, was named a winner in the Global Core Equity category. The awards recognize outstanding investment managers as viewed by the investment community for their stellar track records and sound risk management. The Global Managed Volatility Alpha strategy bested 454 other Global Core equity strategies in the eVestment universe.



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