James E. Ross

Executive Vice President

James E. Ross

Jim Ross

Jim is an executive vice president of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and is Chairman of the Global SPDR Business. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of SSGA Funds Management, Inc. (SSGA FM), SSGA's Registered Investment Advisor.

In these roles, Jim is responsible for leading SSGA's engagement with ETF stakeholders including regulators, mutual fund and ETF Boards of Directors, industry associations, key clients, partners and the media. Jim leads SSGA's positioning on important issues related to ETFs and is responsible for advancing SSGA's long-term ETF strategy and innovation. He has an extensive history with exchange traded funds and is frequently quoted in the media. Jim is responsible for SSGA's Global Funds Management and is a member of the SSGA's Global Product Committee as well as SSGA's Executive Management Group. Jim also serves on the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors and is Chairman of the ICI's Exchange Traded Funds Committee.

Jim serves as a volunteer board member of the Alzheimer Association of MA/NH.

Prior to joining State Street in 1992, he worked for Ernst & Young as a senior accountant, responsible for auditing investment companies and insurance companies. Jim holds a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from Bentley College.