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SSGA promotes Engel to Global Active Quantitative Equities Team CIO

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has promoted Olivia Engel to the newly-created role of deputy chief investment officer for its Global Active Quantitative Equities (AQE) team. Engel, who currently serves as SSGA's head of Active Quantitative Equity in the Asia Pacific region, will relocate from Australia to Boston in March to take up her new role where she will work alongside veteran Ted Gekas, chief investment officer of the Active Quantitative Equities team at SSGA, before his planned departure at the end of the calendar year.

Engel's role will combine her current responsibilities, including global oversight of all benchmark-unaware strategies (portfolios that are not constructed relative to benchmarks), with expanded responsibilities for oversight of the broader AQE research agenda, portfolio management and product innovation. Engel has directed all of State Street Global Advisors' global benchmark-unaware strategies since 2013.

Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors in Australia six years ago, Engel held senior-level investment management positions at GMO, Colonial First State Global Asset Management and Commonwealth Investment Management.

"Growing inflows to our benchmark-unaware strategies demonstrate that investors are exploring alternative ways of constructing portfolios to achieve efficiency with their fee budget and low redundancy across the......................

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