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State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is the asset management division of State Street Corporation. After its founding in 1990, SSgA invented the exchange-traded fund (ETF) in 1993. SSgA created the new investment vehicle with the introduction of the S&P 500 SPDR product. Nowadays, SSgA is still one of the top ETF managers.

Recent Articles

State Street Just Gave ETF Investors a Big Discount

State Street's latest salvo in the ETF fee war: major expense cuts in its SPDRs. And the best part? Everyone's a winner for it. More 

RORO – The ‘Hedge Fund’ You Can Actually Afford

State Street's new SPDR SSgA Risk Aware ETF (RORO) aims to give you the risk-minded performance of hedge funds without the high costs. More 

State Street Unveils a ‘Me Too’ Russell ETF

State Street's new Russell 2000 ETF is cheaper than the alternatives, but that's about it — and that still might not be enough to recommend it. More 

Which Gold ETF Shines the Brightest?

Here's a look at how three popular funds -- GLD, IAU and PHYS -- compare. One actually lets you redeem shares for actual bullion. More 

State Street Debuts 2 New Emerging Markets ETF Funds

State Street (STT) has launched two new exchange traded funds and FactorShares launches new leveraged ETFs. More