SSgA Expands Alternatives Offerings

Jul 21 2006 | 5:39pm ET

State Street Global Advisors has revealed that is has boosted its alternative strategies offerings and formed a new team to lead the expansion effort.

The firm, which has managed absolute return strategies for over a decade, this week announced a series of new strategies, including currency, long/short, market neutral, fixed-income arbitrage and equity hedge/directional. The new offerings have approximately $4 billion in assets under management.

The alternatives team, which is headed by Chris Woods, includes recent hires Jonathan Chanis, Henri Fouda, and Todor Georgiev, formerly of Caxton Associates, Mellon Capital Management and KBC Alternative Asset Management, respectively.

Woods and his team report to Sean Flannery, cio of North America and to Jane Tisdale, senior managing director of Absolute Return Strategies.

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…