Who We Are
State Street sits at the very center of the global financial system. Our role is to provide the financial infrastructure and services that make it possible for the world’s largest investors to make the most efficient use of the world’s capital.
With more than 29,000 people across 26 countries, we are united in a common purpose to help institutional investors be more effective in investing the world’s savings. We do so by providing the systems that enable them to invest in the broadest range of securities across every open market around the globe, execute their investment strategy and keep account of every trade for every fund. We look after more than $22 trillion on behalf of the investment funds to whom the world has entrusted their savings.
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is the asset management business of State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors1, with a heritage dating back over two centuries. Backed by the strength and stability of the State Street organization, SSgA makes continual investments in our asset management and client service platform, resulting in a client-focused, solutions-driven orientation.
Our investment culture is built on experience and skill that each of our more than 470 investment professionals and over 2400 employees2 around the world bring to every client relationship.
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1 Pensions & Investments, 27 June 2011
2 State Street Global Advisors, as of 30 June 2011
State Street Global Markets, the investment research and trading arm of State Street, provides you with access to specialized research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies to help enhance and preserve the value of your portfolio. We do this through proprietary portfolio and risk management technologies, trading optimization and global connectivity across multiple asset classes and markets.
Through our integrated global network, we offer diverse liquidity and crossing to facilitate cost-effective solutions that meet your needs. Our asset class expertise spans foreign exchange, equities, fixed income and derivatives.
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Our investment servicing business, now known as State Street Global Services, provides the essential financial infrastructure for delivering effective investment servicing solutions globally. Our capabilities in asset servicing, operations outsourcing and analytics enable our clients to manage operational risk, optimize their cost structures, enhance the value of their services and act on growth opportunities – across all major markets. Our combination of consistency and creativity is what helps our clients face the future with confidence.
Since being appointed to service the first US mutual fund in 1924, State Street has led the industry in delivering innovative, complete services including custody accounting, fund administration, shareholder recordkeeping, daily valuation and more for US mutual funds and collective investment funds of all types. Today we service approximately 56 percent of the US mutual fund market, and State Street ranks among the world’s top investment service providers.
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