State Street Global Advisors Launches Two Sector Rotation SPDR ETFs

New Active SPDR ETFs Focus on Delivering Alpha in Equity and Fixed Income Sectors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:00 am EDT



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"Sectors have long demonstrated consistent sensitivity to economic and interest rate cycles"

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the launch of two actively-managed, sector rotation SPDR ETFs with tactical allocation strategies. The SPDR SSGA US Sector Rotation ETF (XLSR) and SPDR SSGA Fixed Income Sector Rotation ETF (FISR) are managed by the firm’s Investment Solutions Group (ISG). ISG is comprised of more than 75 strategists, analysts and portfolio managers overseeing more than $266 billion in assets for investors including the world’s leading central banks, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.1

“These two new active ETFs highlight three key qualities of State Street Global Advisors - the power of ISG’s sophisticated tactical asset allocation, the world’s largest and most liquid suite of equity sector ETFs, and our experience in managing over $400 billion in fixed income assets2,” says Noel Archard, Global Head of SPDR Product at State Street Global Advisors. “In bringing these attributes to a wider audience through our SPDR ETF family, we are providing clients with alpha-seeking solutions to enhance core portfolios.”

The SPDR SSGA US Sector Rotation ETF seeks to provide capital appreciation by overweighting or underweighting S&P 500 Sector ETFs based on ISG’s sector return forecasts and research, which includes a proprietary, quantitative sector selection model. ISG uses the model results and applies qualitative judgment to construct a portfolio of sector ETFs that seeks to maximize returns while meeting risk targets.

The SPDR SSGA Fixed Income Sector Rotation ETF seeks to provide total return by tactically allocating across income and yield-generating ETFs across the fixed income spectrum. FISR uses a tactical investment strategy based on ISG’s Fixed Income Sector Rotation Model, followed by fundamental review by the portfolio management team. The model provides views on the direction of rates and spreads across the maturity and credit quality spectrums.

“Sectors have long demonstrated consistent sensitivity to economic and interest rate cycles,” says Dan Farley, CIO of State Street Global Advisors’ Investment Solutions Group. “Our sector selection models provide a unique opportunity to generate meaningful active performance for clients in varying market conditions.”

1 As of December 31, 2018. Assets Under Advisory/Consulting of $21.22B includes mandates for which the firm provides advisory or consulting services supporting an investment management process that does not include the responsibility to arrange or effect the purchase or sale of securities and/or funds. In 2015, ISG revised the AUM and AUAC calculation methodology and account categorization process.

2 As of December 31, 2018.

About SPDR Exchange Traded Funds

SPDR ETFs are a comprehensive family spanning an array of international and domestic asset classes. SPDR ETFs are managed by SSGA Funds Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. The funds provide investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as an industry pioneer, State Street created the first US listed ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500® – Ticker SPY) and has remained on the forefront of responsible innovation, as evidenced by the introduction of many ground-breaking products, including first-to-market launches with gold, international real estate, international fixed income, and sector ETFs. For more information, visit

About State Street Global Advisors

For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the world’s third largest asset manager with nearly US $2.51 trillion* under our care.

* This figure is presented as of December 31, 2018 and includes approximately $32.44 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

Important Risk Information

Investing involves risk, including the risk of loss of principal.

ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

Actively managed ETFs do not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. Because the SPDR SSGA Active Asset Allocation ETFs are actively managed, they are therefore subject to the risk that the investments selected by SSGA may cause the ETFs to underperform relative to their benchmarks or other funds with similar investment objectives.

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XLSR and FISR are offered to US Investors only and distributed by State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors LLC member FINRA SIPC.

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