About Us

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.

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.

Our Inclusion and Diversity Efforts

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 $3.59 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.