SSGA Appoints Global Head of Fixed Income, Cash & Currency Research

Monday, November 6, 2017 12:30 pm EST

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"Ramu’s nearly 20 years of research experience, ability to build strong relationships and lead teams, and develop new products will be an asset to SSGA."

BOSTON & LONDON & HONG KONG & SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced the appointment of Ramu Thiagarajan as global head of Fixed Income, Cash & Currency Research and chairman of the Technical Committee (TC). He will report directly to Matthew Steinaway, chief investment officer of Global Fixed Income, Cash & Currency.

In this newly-created role, Thiagarajan will provide leadership to all fundamental and quantitative research efforts for active, indexing and smart beta fixed income, cash and currency strategies. Additionally he will establish research agendas, ensure communication between business units globally, and partner with key stakeholders to develop new products, evaluate and enhance investment processes, and help drive and inspire thought leadership across the globe.

In his role as chairman of the TC, Thiagarajan will oversee all quantitative research performed throughout the organization and will work closely with the equity, alternative and multi-asset solutions investment teams to enhance the company’s research and investment processes.

“We are excited to strengthen the research arm of the Fixed Income, Cash and Currency team,” said Steinaway. “Ramu’s nearly 20 years of research experience, ability to build strong relationships and lead teams, and develop new products will be an asset to SSGA.”

Prior to joining SSGA, Thiagarajan served as global head of Fixed Income Quant Research at AllianceBernstein for nearly seven years. Preceding this role, Thiagarajan was head of the Deutsche Bank Asset Management Research Center.

About State Street Global Advisors

For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. We partner with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines. We take pride in working closely with our clients to develop precise investment strategies, including our pioneering family of SPDR ETFs. With trillions* in assets under management, our scale and global footprint provide access to markets and asset classes, and allow us to deliver expert insights and investment solutions.

State Street Global Advisors is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation.

* Assets under management were $2.67 trillion as of September 30, 2017. AUM reflects approx. $36 billion (as of September 30, 2017) with respect to which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) serves as marketing agent; SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

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