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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.
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
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?
A growing body of research shows that companies committed to diversity and inclusion perform better over the long term. As an investment manager entrusted with $3.12 trillion* and as an employer of 2,700 talented people across the globe, we understand the special responsibility we have to our clients and employees to support diversity at every level of our business.
This information is for informational purposes only, not to be construed as investment advice or a recommendation or offer to buy or sell any security. Investors should always obtain and read an up-to-date investment services description or prospectus before deciding whether to appoint an investment manager or to invest in a fund. Any views expressed herein are those of the author(s), are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may make different investment decisions for different clients. There are no guarantees regarding the achievement of investment objectives, target returns, portfolio construction, allocations or measurements such as alpha, tracking error, stock weightings and other information ratios. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. SSGA does not provide tax or legal advice. Prospective investors should consult with a tax or legal advisor before making any investment decision. Investing entails risks and there can be no assurance that SSGA will achieve profits or avoid incurring losses.
Performance quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted.
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