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State Street Global Advisors Revolutionizes Advisor Education With An ETF Education Solution That Fills Knowledge Gap For Investors

Stocks in this article: STT

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) announced today the launch of ETF Ed, an interactive exchange traded fund (ETF) education learning center. ETF Ed is a new curriculum at SPDR University, SSgA’s existing educational site for advisors, and helps investment professionals and their clients advance their understanding of ETFs, their benefits and their many roles in portfolios.

“With the ETF universe expanding rapidly, investors have questions about trends and how new products can be applied and implemented in a portfolio,” said Jim Ross, executive vice president and global head of SPDR ETFs at SSgA. “What is revolutionary about ETF Ed is that it evaluates where the knowledge gaps are for the investment professional and creates a very customized syllabus that helps fill those gaps. It is self-paced and designed to guide the user through various lessons to develop and strengthen their ETF expertise. It’s a resource that’s unlike any other in the industry.”

The program offers a short ETF knowledge assessment that explores an advisor’s knowledge of a range of topics including total cost of ownership, index methodology, liquidity, asset allocation and product structure. Following the assessment, users receive a customized learning program that is designed to advance their knowledge of everything from ETF basics and mechanics to portfolio construction. Through a series of self-paced courses, from What is an ETF? and How Does An ETF Work?, to Tactical Uses of ETFs and Optimizing ETF Execution, advisors can challenge themselves, track their progress and then apply their new skills to investment portfolio construction.

In addition to enabling the courses, videos and charts to be shared, ETF Ed offers investment professionals an opportunity to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits. For more information on ETF Ed, visit http://spdru.com/etfed.

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.

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