SPDR ETFs. Built with a purpose: You
We understand that unpredictable markets can make it challenging for you to realise your investment goals. That's why at State Street Global Advisors, our prime goal is to help you achieve yours.
SPDR ETFs give you wide access to diverse investment opportunities while still keeping things simple, transparent and low-cost. This efficient access to markets means you can use SPDR ETFs to alter your exposure to specific asset classes, sectors, or countries to help reach your desired investment outcome.
Insight from Jim Ross
Hear from Jim Ross, Chairman of the Global SPDR Business tell the story about how the first ETF came to fruition in 1993.Watch Video
Offered by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), a pioneer in the global ETF industry, SPDR ETFs give you access to opportunities across a variety of asset classes, sectors and regions. Easily traded like a stock and providing the diversification of a managed fund, SPDR ETFs allow you to precisely match your investments to your investment strategy.
SSGA created the first ETF in 1993 and since then each new member of the SPDR ETF family reflects our intimate knowledge of the ETF market and over 35 years of indexing experience.
SPDR stands for Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts, the name of the original exchange traded fund launched by State Street in 1993. It's pronounced "spider".
SPDR ETFs are traded on the ASX just like ordinary shares, through financial advisers, full service stockbrokers and online brokers.
All SPDR ETFs in Australia are physically backed - no synthetic ETFs.
State Street Global Advisors is a global leader in asset management with over 35 years' indexing experience.
You can remain invested in an ETF for as long as you believe in the market segment that you're invested in. ETFs are used by all types of investors, from short term traders, to those investing for long term financial goals, to large institutional investors such as superannuation funds.
Investors can use international equity ETFs and fixed income ETFs to achieve diversification cross countries outside Australia and across hundreds of bonds - all in a single ETF.
We build exposures that we know are needed in investors' portfolios and that cross the spectrum of risk, diversification and yield. No jungle of products here.
We have a number of first to market launches globally, including Australia's first and only, listed global income fund, launched in 2013.
We offer smart beta and globally have been leading proponents of this methodology since its inception. Our newest ETF is a multi-factor Fund tilted towards Quality, Value and Volatility.
James Ross was one of the members of the original State Street ETF team. Now, over 22 years later, he's Chairman of the Global SPDR Business at State Street Global Advisors.