1. Guide To ETF Providers: Introduction
  2. Guide To ETF Providers: Direxion
  3. Guide To ETF Providers: EG Shares
  4. Guide To ETF Providers: ETF Securities
  5. Guide To ETF Providers: Guggenheim
  6. Guide To ETF Providers: IndexIQ
  7. Guide To ETF Providers: Invesco PowerShares
  8. Guide To ETF Providers: iShares
  9. Guide To ETF Providers: ProShares
  10. Guide To ETF Providers: State Street Global Advisors
  11. Guide To ETF Providers: Van Eck
  12. Guide To ETF Providers: Vanguard
  13. Guide To ETF Providers: WisdomTree
  14. Guide To ETF Providers: Conclusion

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), a financial services holding company founded in 1792 with offices in major financial centers worldwide. State Street Global Advisors is a registered investment advisor (RIA) with $2.1 trillion in assets under management, making it the second largest asset manager in the world (behind BlackRock). SSgA has investment centers in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Montreal, Toronto, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich and offices in 27 other international cities.

SSgA currently offers 117 U.S. listed ETFs, providing exposure to major asset classes, as categorized by SSGA:

  • U.S. Market Cap

  • U.S. Style

  • Sector/Industry

  • Real Estate

  • Commodities/Real Assets

  • Active Asset Allocation

  • International/Global

  • Region

  • Fixed Income
SSgA markets a series of ETFs are mostly called "SPDR" ETFs, which stands for S&P depositary receipts. The funds track various S&P indexes. One of the funds - the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) - is both the oldest and largest ETF, tracking the S&P 500. SPY has over $128 billion in assets, and approximately 144 million shares trade hands each day - making SPY the most actively traded ETF in the world.

Headquartered in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts, State Street funds have expense ratios that range between 0.09 and 0.70%, with an average expense ratio of 0.36%.

State Street Global Advisors\' top five largest funds by AUM.
Figure 9: State Street Global Advisors\' top five largest funds by AUM. Information current as of Feb. 8, 2013.


SEE: Building An All-ETF Porfolio


Guide To ETF Providers: Van Eck
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    May ETF Flows: International, Tech Funds Lead

    May was another big month of asset gathering for ETFs.
  2. Financial Advisor

    State Street Global Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    Read about the investment operations of State Street Global Advisors, an international investment giant with more than $2.2 trillion in assets under management (AUM).
  3. Investing

    A Banner First Quarter for ETFs

    ETFs trading in the U.S. enjoyed a prolific first quarter, adding new assets at a record clip.
  4. Investing

    How Big Is the Global ETF Market? (BLK, STT)

    Discover why ETFs are growing much faster than mutual funds, and why some experts predict the ETF market will double by 2020.
  5. Investing

    Fixed Income, International ETFs Lead First-Half Flows

    Bond funds and international ETFs are piling up new assets this year.
  6. Investing

    Tisdalle to be SSGA's New Chief Marketing Officer (STT)

    As new chief marketing officer, Tisdalle brings brand advertising, corporate communications and PR specialties to State Street Global Advisors.
  7. Investing

    5 Financial Sector ETFs Popular in 2016 (XLF, VFH)

    Discover overviews of the five most widely held exchange-traded funds that provide broad exposure to the financial services sector.
  8. Investing

    3 Best ETFs in a Rising Rate Environment (KIE, KRE)

    Get information on a list of recommended exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors can use in a rising interest rate environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, I can save 6.5%. Should I do this?

    Only you and your financial advisor, family, accountant, etc. can answer the "should I?" question because there are many ...
  2. My wife and I both converted our Traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs over a decade ago and have invested the maximum allowed each year since. We're buying our first home soon. Do we both qualify for one-time, tax-free, $10,000 distributions?

    You and your spouse each qualify for a penalty-free distribution of up to $10,000 for the purchase, acquisition or construction ...
  3. Is a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) a qualified retirement plan?

    Take advantage of the government's retirement plan for employees with the Thrift Savings Plan. As with a 401(k), contributions ...
  4. Who manages the assets in a Roth 401(k) account?

    Learn how to personally manage the assets in your Roth 401(k) plan and determine the best options available to help meet ...
Trading Center