Daily Archives: April 8, 2014

Webcast: Invest in hard-to-reach asset classes through ETFs. Register now, 8am IST, 16th April

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) carry a number of advantages, such as lower average expense ratios, simple diversified portfolio construction and flexibility on trading. There is now a growing range of ETF available that you can employ to meet your objectives. Investors may now access timely opportunities across a wide range of asset classes, including less liquid ones such as senior loan, international equities and more.Despite the growth of the ETF industry, ETF trading itself remains an area about which investors are uncertain. Join this webcast to learn in-depth information about sourcing liquidity through ETF trading – beyond just on-screen liquidity. Additionally, we will share best practices for ensuring best execution across your ETF investments.

SPDR ETFs Webinar: Liquidity for the Thirsty
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Time: 10:30am SG/HK, 11:30am JP, 12:30pm AU
Speakers: Frank Henze, Head of SPDR ETFs, Asia Pacific, State Street Global AdvisorsKevin Quigg, Global Head of SPDR ETF Sales Strategy Group, State Street Global Advisors
Moderator: Jame DiBiasio, Editorial Director, Haymarket Financial Media
Registration: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/q6tx766j

About State Street Global Advisors:
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is a global leader in asset management. The firm is relied on by sophisticated investors worldwide for its disciplined investment process, powerful global investment platform and access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style. SSgA is the asset management business of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors. 

Offered by State Street Global Advisors, SPDR ETFs are a family of exchange traded funds (ETFs) that provide investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as an industry pioneer, State Street Global Advisors created the first ever ETF in 1993 which is currently the world’s largest ETF*. In 1999, SSgA introduced ETFs in Asia Pacific. Currently, State Street Global Advisors manages approximately US$413.6 billion of ETF assets worldwide#. 
* Bloomberg, as of 31 December, 2013. 
#This AUM includes the assets of the SPDR Gold Trust (approx. $30.8 billion as of 31 December 2013), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors, serves as the marketing agent. Please note that AUM totals are unaudited. 


Editorial Director, Haymarket Financial Media



Frank Henze
Head of SPDR ETFs, Asia Pacific, State Street Global Advisors

Kevin Quigg
Global Head of SPDR ETF Sales Strategy Group, State Street Global Advisors