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State Street Global Advisors’ New Short-Term TIPS SPDR ETF Seeks To Offer Inflation Protection For A Rising Rate Environment

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) today announced the SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF (Symbol: SIPE) began trading on the NYSE Arca on February 27, 2014. The SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF gives investors a potential opportunity to protect their portfolios from inflation and diversify their fixed income allocations to prepare for rising interest rates. It adds to investors’ options in the SPDR fixed-income product suite in a short-term TIPs offering.

“With rising rates on the horizon, investors are increasingly relying on ETFs to manage duration risk within their fixed-income allocations,” continued Ross. “The new SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF seeks to offer these investors a hedge against inflation that’s less sensitive to interest rate changes than longer duration TIPS funds.”

The SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF seeks to track the performance of the Barclays 0-5 Year Government Inflation-linked Bond Index, which includes publicly issued Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), that have less than five years remaining to maturity and an issue size of at least $500 million. It has an expense ratio of 0.15 percent.

SSgA manages more than $413 Billion in SPDR ETF assets worldwide (as of December 31, 2013)* and is one of the largest ETF providers globally.

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 Bank and Trust Company. The funds provide professional investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as industry pioneer, State Street created the first US listed ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500® – Ticker SPY). Since then, we’ve sustained our place as an industry innovator through 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 www.spdrs.com.

About State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is a global leader in asset management. The firm is relied on by sophisticated investors worldwide for its disciplined investment process, powerful global investment platform and access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style. SSgA is the asset management business of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors.

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