What We Stand For

Like our clients, we apply a restless spirit to our work in the craft of investing.

Whether it’s building more precise investment models that can deliver better returns or advocating for policy solutions that make the retirement system better for generations to come. We are continually reinventing investing – working to give our clients and those who rely on them, a future that’s better.


Our Mission

At State Street Global Advisors we believe investing responsibly enables economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk. We accomplish this in a variety of ways.


We work with employers to help millions of people live more secure and dignified retirements.


We help endowments and foundations fund educational, scientific, and environmental breakthroughs.


We collaborate with financial advisors to help their clients reach their financial goals. 


We help countries build their infrastructure, implement monetary policy and save for future generations.


We partner with corporations to help them meet their financial commitments and reinvest in their businesses.


Our Guiding Principles

Our clients are the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. To help them achieve their financial goals we live our guiding principles each and every day:

 


Start with Rigor

We take a highly disciplined and risk-aware approach built on exhaustive research, careful analysis and market-tested experience to meet client needs. Rigor is behind every decision we make.


Build from Breadth

Today’s investment problems demand a breadth of capabilities. We build from a universe of active and index strategies to create cost effective solutions.


Invest as Stewards

We help our portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. As fiduciaries, we believe good stewardship is good investing.


Invent the Future

We created the first ETF in the US and are pioneers in index, active, and ESG investing. Using data, insights and investment skill, we are always inventing new ways to invest.


Our Focus on Intermediary Clients

Our global ETF business is committed to responsible innovation, delivering well-crafted and simple solutions that can help investors execute on investments strategies, however complex.


Innovation with Purpose

For more than 25 years, we have been creating some of the world’s most innovative and groundbreaking ETFs. And always with good reason: We built SPY to give the markets a better way to invest. We created SHE, the gender diversity ETF, to recognize female leadership. We designed the Tracker Fund of Hong Kong (TraHK) ETF to solve a complex market problem in the region. So, whether our clients are looking to build an ultra-low-cost portfolio, or for a better trading strategy, we focus our skill on their purpose.


Built in Partnership

We build partnerships based on what needs to be done. Listening to our clients always comes first. This lets us either create a bespoke investment, or better direct advisors and institutions to the most appropriate answer. And, beyond that, we can guide our clients every step of the way to use ETFs more effectively, helping them get the most out of every opportunity.


Crafted by Experts

Take a look under the hood of any of our ETFs, and you’ll find some of the world’s finest investing capabilities. Each is designed, built, and managed by a vastly experienced team that includes some of the same managers who forged the ETF industry. Following a rigorous, risk-aware and highly analytical approach, they take thousands of actions each day to keep each fund on track. It’s an obsession with accuracy that gives our clients a set of precision tools to accomplish almost any goal.


Learn How We Are Reinventing Investing

At State Street Global Advisors, we have always believed that the world of investing can change lives for the better. We’ve gathered stories from across the globe that connect these beliefs to our solutions and behaviors. 

 

Using Investment Skill and Science to Hunt for Alpha

How does the AQE team convert their investment intuitions into an insight worthy of a place in their stock-selection model?


Meet Fearless Girl

Fearless Girl ignited a global conversation about the power of women in leadership and inspired companies around the world to add women to their boards.


Our Asset Stewardship Program

Our stewardship program is designed to have an impact. Through strong engagement, voting and thought leadership, we have seen companies respond to our calls to action to enhance diversity at the board level and improve disclosure on their sustainability practices.

Footnotes

Important Disclosure: The following funds have the oldest inception dates within their respective countries. SPY (US, launched Jan 22, 1993). TraHK (Hong Kong, launched November 11, 1999). STW (Australia, launched August 24, 2001). ES3 (Singapore, launched April 11, 2002).