Head of State Street Global Advisors EMEA and
Head of the Global SPDR ETF Business
Rory Tobin is executive vice president and head of business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at State Street Global Advisors. In this capacity, he is responsible for the executive management of the business and operations of State Street Global Advisors in EMEA and acting as the primary interface with regulators and governing boards.
Rory is also head of the Global SPDR Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) business where he is responsible for defining, leading and executing the growth strategy for the Global SPDR ETF business. He is a member of the State Street Global Advisors Executive Management Group.
Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors in 2014, he worked at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, where he served as CEO of Barclays Asset Management and was global head of the Investments and Solutions business. In this role, Rory led all aspects of product, service development and distribution across banking, credit, investment management, advisory and execution, fiduciary trust, and investment solutions.
Previously, he worked for BlackRock/BGI for seven years, most recently as co-CEO of the Global iShares ETF business where he was responsible for defining, executing and leading the growth strategy for the iShares business in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He joined BGI in 2004 as head of the Global Index and Markets Group, where he was responsible for investment performance, business strategy definition and leadership for several EMEA business units, including index equity portfolio management, asset allocation strategies, cash portfolio management, securities lending and transition management. Rory began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 14 years in equity capital markets, equity derivative distribution and distribution leadership roles.
Rory graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1988 with a degree in mathematics and computer engineering.