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SSgA expands intermediary business


State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has made five appointments in its intermediary business.

The business provides products supporting wealth management professionals, including SPDR ETFs and State Street mutual funds, for wirehouses, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), private banks, family offices and regional/independent broker dealers.
"These appointments enhance our capabilities and reflect our commitment to invest in ways that support advisors so they can achieve better outcomes for their clients," says James Ross, executive vice president, global head of SPDR ETFs, and head of US intermediary distribution at SSgA. "We look forward to the teams' contributions in providing advisors with solutions to meet the expectations of their clients by offering differentiated products and investment views that will help support their businesses."
The recent appointments to the US intermediary business are:
Michael Arone, chief investment strategist for the US intermediary business. Arone was head of global and EMEA portfolio strategy at SSgA before this new role.
Ken Bossen, vice president and head of US intermediary portfolio strategy and due diligence. Bossen joins SSgA from Morgan Stanley, where he managed the firm's ETF model portfolio and country ETF focus list.
Robert Forsyth, vice president and head of strategic partnerships. Prior to this role, Forsyth was head of exchange traded products and derivatives at UBS Wealth Management.
Mario Gallotto, vice president of business intelligence. Gallotto joins SSgA from John Hancock Investments, where he was managing director of business intelligence.
Brie Williams, vice president and head of practice management. Williams joins SSgA from Putnam Investments where she was responsible for marketing communications in support of Putnam's global brand and retail mutual fund product line. 

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