State Street and Bloomberg Announce Enhanced Processing and Settlement for Fixed Income ETFs

Monday, July 11, 2016 10:55 am EDT

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"As institutional participation in the fixed income ETF market grows, the need for workflow efficiency in the creation and redemption process will be critical"

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), and Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, announced today the launch of an enhancement for the fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) market that helps clients process and settle ETF orders in a more efficient, scalable and automated manner.

As institutional adoption of ETFs continues to increase, this new link between State Street and Bloomberg marks an evolution in how fixed income ETFs trade and settle in the primary market. The enhancement integrates Bloomberg’s Fixed Income ETF Basket service (BSKT<GO>) with TotalETF℠, State Street’s automated, global ETF servicing solution and Fund Connect®, State Street’s online order management system.

Bloomberg’s service allows authorized participants to submit orders directly from BSKT<GO> to State Street and generates in-kind settlement instructions based on transaction messages received from Bloomberg. It will also be available to all ETF sponsors currently serviced by State Street Global Services.

The proliferation of ETFs across fixed income has led to increased complexity,” said Frank Koudelka, senior vice president at State Street Global Services. “The enhancement will be the first, true end-to-end solution for the processing and settlement of fixed income ETF baskets, integrating the state-of-the-art capabilities of TotalETF with a global, industry-standard interface in Bloomberg’s Professional service.”

"As institutional participation in the fixed income ETF market grows, the need for workflow efficiency in the creation and redemption process will be critical," said Ben Macdonald, Bloomberg's Global Head of Product. "The integration of BSKT and TotalETF ensures that ETF sponsors using Bloomberg and Fund Connect will experience efficient processing of their transactions."

BSKT <GO> provides market participants an efficient and systematic way to access the primary market of ETFs. The tool automates the process of gaining access to liquidity necessary to create and redeem fixed income ETFs, and integrates functionality from across the Bloomberg Terminal, including Bloomberg’s Fixed Income electronic trading, order execution and portfolio analytics solutions.

About State Street

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $27 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2 trillion* in assets under management as of March 31, 2016, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.

* Assets under management were $2.30 trillion as of March 31, 2016. AUM reflects approx. $32.6 billion (as of March 31, 2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

© 2016 State Street Corporation - All Rights Reserved State Street Global Markets, Global Link and Fund Connect are registered trademarks of State Street Corporation or its affiliates. This document is a general marketing communication. It is not intended to suggest or recommend any investment or investment strategy and does not constitute investment research. This document is intended for distribution to professional investors and is not directed at retail customers. Depending on a professional investor’s jurisdiction or origin, products and services outlined in this document are offered to professional investors through one or more of State Street Global Markets International Limited and State Street Bank Europe Limited, which are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, State Street Global Markets, LLC, which is a broker dealer registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC, State Street Bank and Trust Company and/or their affiliates. The products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions.

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 327,000 subscribers globally. For more information, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/company/ or request a demo.

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