New names at SSGA
November 8, 2017

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has named 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.

Thiagarajan previously served as Global Head of Fixed Income Quant Research at AllianceBernstein for nearly seven years. Before that, he was Head of the Deutsche Bank Asset Management Research Center.

Separately, SSGA has appointed Ana Concejero as its new London-based Country Head of Standard & Poors depositary receipt (SPDR) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for Spain.

Responsible for developing the ETF business in Spain and developing solutions for asset managers, owners and intermediaries, Concejero will report to Rory Tobin, Global Co-Head of SPDR ETFs at SSGA.





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State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has named 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.

Thiagarajan previously served as Global Head of Fixed Income Quant Research at AllianceBernstein for nearly seven years. Before that, he was Head of the Deutsche Bank Asset Management Research Center.

Separately, SSGA has appointed Ana Concejero as its new London-based Country Head of Standard & Poors depositary receipt (SPDR) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for Spain.

Responsible for developing the ETF business in Spain and developing solutions for asset managers, owners and intermediaries, Concejero will report to Rory Tobin, Global Co-Head of SPDR ETFs at SSGA.



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