December 2023


Celebrating 30 years of ETFs

Three decades of innovation

Since arriving on the scene in the early 1990s, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have had a transformative impact on the investment industry. Created in part to help democratize the investment process and broaden access to a broader audience of investors, ETFs have demonstrated their ability to add significant value to portfolios, create transparency and cost efficiencies, smooth volatile markets and foster innovation.

As co-founder of the first US-listed ETF, State Street has a unique perspective on the 30 years of growth and change in this industry. To mark this anniversary, members of our executive leadership team spoke with pioneers and leaders in the ETF industry to get their insights into its past, present and future.

Our executives

Ronald P. O'Hanley
Chairman and CEO, State Street

Yie-Hsin Hung
President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors

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