Ted Gekas

Senior Managing Director, CIO, Active Quantitative Equities
Ted Gekas

Ted is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors and Chief Investment Officer of the Active Quantitative Equities team. He joined the firm in 1995 as a portfolio manager and has since held several related positions. As a portfolio manager and then Head of US Structured Products (beta products), he played key roles in the formation and launch of the Select Sector SPDR Trust (ETFs), and the creation of tax-optimized rebalancing strategies. As a portfolio manager in Active Equities, he led strategy for the Large Cap Core US Active Equity Strategies. As a founding member of the Enhanced Equities team, then Head of the Global Enhanced Equities Group, Ted helped launch our first Global Developed and Emerging Markets Enhanced Equities products. He serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group.

Before joining SSGA, Ted worked at Citibank Global Asset Management developing asset allocation and forecasting models for the global equity, debt and cash markets. Prior to this, he was employed at the IBM Retirement Fund as a quantitative portfolio manager, managing EAFE equity-indexed and alpha-tilted funds.

Ted holds MBAs in Finance and International Business from New York University and Melbourne University (Australia) and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.


  • Years At SSGA : 22
  • Industry Start Date : 1988
  • College : New York University / Melbourne University

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