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 advisers 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 advisers. 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 recognise 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 advisers 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 behaviours.
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?
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.
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.
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).
* This figure is presented as of March 31, 2021 and includes approximately $60.33 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.
ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns. Changes in exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of an investment. Further there is no guarantee that an ETF will achieve its investment objective. SSGA SPDR ETFS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE OR SUITABLE FOR YOU. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED/INFORMATION IN THIS SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE INVESTMENT ADVICE, FINANCIAL, LEGAL, REGULATORY, ACCOUNTING OR TAX ADVICE. INDEPENDENT ADVICE SHOULD BE SOUGHT IN CASES OF DOUBT. NEITHER THE INFORMATION NOR ANY OPINION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE CONSTITUTES A SOLICITATION OR OFFER TO BUY OR SELL SHARES OF THE FUNDS OR ANY OTHER FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT. Standard & Poor's®, S&P® and SPDR® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P); Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (SPDJI) and sublicensed for certain purposes by State Street Corporation. State Street Corporation's financial products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and third party licensors and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability in relation thereto, including for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of any index.
SPDR ETFs may be offered and sold only in those jurisdictions where authorised, in compliance with applicable regulations.
Information related to Mexico
This information does not constitute and is not intended to constitute marketing or an offer of securities and accordingly should not be construed as such. The Funds referenced herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the Mexican Securities Market Law (Ley del Mercado de Valores) and may not be publicly offered or sold in the United Mexican States. Disclosure documentation related to any of the aforementioned Funds may not be distributed publicly in Mexico and shares of the Funds may not be traded in Mexico.
European SPDR ETFs
SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe I Plc and SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe II Plc are investment companies with variable capital constituted as umbrella funds with segregated liability between sub-funds under the laws of Ireland and authorized by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011.
You should obtain the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document (KIID) relating to specific SPDR ETFs and read them carefully prior to investing. For further information and the Prospectus/KIID describing the characteristics, costs and risks of SPDR ETFs, download a Prospectus or KIID here, talk to your financial advisor, or obtain it from your local SSGA office.
US SPDR ETFs
The US domiciled SPDR ETFs named on this site (excluding SPDR Gold Shares & SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust) are only permitted to be marketed into the relevant EEA jurisdiction pursuant to either Article 42 of AIFMD (as implemented under national laws of such member state); or (ii) can otherwise be lawfully offered or sold (including on the basis of an unsolicited request from a professional/Qualified investor). Some of the US domiciled SPDR ETFs mentioned in this site are alternative investment funds for the purpose of the European Union Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”). SSGA Funds Management, Inc. and State Street Global Advisors Trust Company are the alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) of these Funds.
Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information, download a prospectus here, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.