State Street Global Advisors has rationalised its legal entity footprint in the EU, consolidating its EU operating model under a single legal entity, State Street Global Advisors Europe Limited (“SSGAEL”), licensed to provide MiFID and fund management company services pursuant to EU directives.
Effective 1 August 2021, State Street Global Advisors Ireland Limited (“SSGA Ireland”), State Street Global Advisors GmbH (“SSGA GmbH”), and SSGAEL have effected a cross-border merger by means of a merger by acquisition of SSGA Ireland and SSGA GmbH by SSGAEL (the “Merger”). In anticipation of its broader role following the Merger, SSGAEL changed its name from State Street Global Advisors Funds Management Limited to become known as “State Street Global Advisors Europe Limited”.
SSGAEL is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland:
for management of portfolios of investments on a discretionary client-by-client basis
for the MiFID ancillary services of investment advice and reception and transmission of orders; and
as an AIFM and UCITS management company.
These permissions have been notified as relevant to other EU regulators such that SSGA’s ability to operate across Europe and service your investment needs remain unchanged. SSGAEL is the designated management company/investment manager of record for all of SSGA’s EU fund entities, including, as from the Merger, State Street Liquidity plc, SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe I plc and SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe II plc. As before SSGAEL may delegate the execution of certain activities to other SSGA group entities whilst retaining other activities that it can directly perform.
As a result of the Merger, SSGA’s existing branches in the EU became branches of SSGAEL, and continue to operate and provide the same distribution services as before. Also as a result of the Merger, our business located in Germany currently conducted by SSGA GmbH, became the German branch of SSGAEL, continuing to provide the same distribution services and operating from our existing offices in Frankfurt and Munich and the previous Polish branch of SSGA GmbH becomes the Polish branch of SSGAEL.
All documents and materials dated prior to 1 August 2021 should be read in the context of these changes. For fund investors, the most up to date fund documentation reflecting these changes can be found on https://www.ssga.com/fund-finder. For other queries, please contact your usual SSGA/SPDR representative.
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Disclosure related to each of the State Street Institutional Liquid Reserves Fund and the State Street ESG Liquid Reserves Fund: You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Because the share price of the Fund is expected to fluctuate, when you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you originally paid for them. The Fund may impose a fee upon the sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the Fund's liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.
Distributor: State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Global Advisors, Inc.. The Fund pays State Street Bank and Trust Company for its services as custodian, transfer agent and shareholder servicing agent and pays SSGA Funds Management, Inc., an affiliate of State Street Bank and Trust Company, for investment advisory services.
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