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SPDR® SSGA Global Allocation ETF

Fund Objective

The SPDR® SSGA Global Allocation ETF seeks to provide capital appreciation. The Fund invests in exchange traded funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, that seek to track the performance of a market index; exchange traded commodity trusts; and exchange traded notes. The Portfolio may invest in certain ETPs that pay fees to the Adviser and its affiliates for management, marketing or other services.

Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.

Fund Information

As of 08/26/2016
Ticker SymbolGAL
Primary BenchmarkMSCI ACWI IMI Index
Secondary BenchmarkBarclays US Aggregate Index
Options AvailableNo
Gross Expense Ratio

The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

Inception Date04/25/2012
Investment ManagerSSGA Funds Management, Inc.
Management TeamInvestment Solutions Group (ISG)
DistributorState Street Global Markets, LLC
Distribution FrequencyQuarterly

Fund Characteristics

As of 08/25/2016
Number of Holdings21


As of 08/25/2016
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield (Standardized Yield) 

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the fund less expenses over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield is the sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.


Fund Documents

Fund Market Price

As of 08/25/2016
Closing Price$34.06
Day High$34.10
Day Low$33.95
Exchange Volume (shares)1,320

Fund Net Asset Value


Market value of a mutual fund's and ETF's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding

As of 08/25/2016
Shares Outstanding5.60 M
Total Net Assets$190.63 M
Most Recent NAV / NAV History XLS

Fund Net Cash Amount

As of 08/25/2016
Net Cash Amount$14,216,050.87

Purchase Information

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Performance Graphs

Month End as of 07/31/2016

Fund Inception Date: 04/25/2012

Inception Date of Primary Index: 05/31/2007

Inception Date of Secondary Index: 01/01/1976

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Quarter End as of 06/30/2016

Fund Inception Date: 04/25/2012

Inception Date of Primary Index: 05/31/2007

Inception Date of Secondary Index: 01/01/1976

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Fund Holdings

Subject to change.

As of 08/25/2016
SPDR S&P World ex-US ETFGWL11.58%
PowerShares DB Gold Fund DB Gold Inx FundDGL9.82%
SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETFJNK8.05%
Stt Instl Liquid Reserves Stif Usd@NA7.64%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF TrustSPY6.98%
SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETFITR6.02%
SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETFRWX6.01%
SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond ETFBNDS5.03%
SPDR Barclays TIPS ETFIPE5.02%
SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETFSPYG4.98%
SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETFTLO4.02%
SPDR S&P Dividend ETFSDY3.99%
SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETFGWX3.02%
Industrial Select Sector SPDR FundXLI2.01%
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR FundXLP2.00%
Technology Select Sector SPDR FundXLK1.98%
SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETFITE1.00%
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets ETFGMM1.00%
SPDR Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETFEBND0.99%
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR FundXLY0.02%
Download All Holdings XLS

Asset Class Breakdown

As of 08/25/2016
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After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value.  Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of the SPDR SSGA Global Allocation ETF.

As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.

Investment Solutions Group (ISG)

Portfolio Manager Lisa Khatri Vice President Show Bio

Lisa is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and a Portfolio Manager in the Investment Solutions Group (ISG). She is responsible for developing and implementing tactical and strategic multi asset class solutions for institutional clients.

Previously, Lisa was a Portfolio Assistant with Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments Company. In this role she supported the management of strategic, tactical and lifecycle portfolios. Lisa joined Fidelity in 2004.

Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay with a concentration in Finance and Accounting. She has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Securities Analyst Society.

Portfolio Manager Timothy Furbush Senior Portfolio Manager Show Bio

Tim is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and a Senior Portfolio Manager in SSGA's Investment Solutions Group (ISG). He is responsible for developing and implementing customized investment approaches for clients, including strategic and tactical global balanced funds as well as equitization and overlay strategies. Prior to his current role, Tim worked for SSGA's Intermediary Business Group as a Research Analyst providing value added research, educational tools and practice management services to financial advisors. Before rejoining SSGA in July 2007, Tim spent a year at Fidelity Investments as a Research Analyst on their Consultant Relations Team.

A graduate of Stonehill College, Tim has an MS in Finance from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University. He has earned both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Market Technician designations. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Securities Analysts Society and the Market Technicians Association.

Head of Portfolio Management Michael O. Martel Managing Director Show Bio

Mike is a Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors and the Head of Portfolio Management in the Americas for SSGA's Investment Solutions Group (ISG). In this role, he is responsible for the design and management of multi-asset class strategies geared towards meeting the investment objectives of a broad and diverse client base. His work with clients includes aligning assets with long and short-term investment objectives, tactical asset allocation, and employing overlay strategies to enhance return and better manage risks. Prior to this role, Mike led ISG's Exposure Management Team.

He has been working in the investment management field since 1992.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross and Master degrees in both Finance and Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Senior Portfolio Manager Lorne Johnson Vice President Show Bio

Lorne is a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with the Investment Solutions Group where he specializes in investment strategy for the group and the development and enhancement of the quantitative and fundamental tactical asset allocation process. Lorne first joined SSGA in 2011.

Prior to joining SSGA, Lorne has held portfolio management positions with CalPERS, Numeric Investors and ABP Investments where he developed a variety of quantitative investment processes for managing individual portfolios and asset allocation processes. Prior to his portfolio management roles, Lorne worked as an economist at Caxton Corporation.

Lorne received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington in 2000. His dissertation research focused on the application of non-linear time varying parameter models to better understanding risk premia in U.S. financial markets.

After Tax Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shres through tad deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retiredment accounts. After tax returns may not take into account year end tax adjustments, which are calculated only at the end of each tax year. The after tax returns could differ after year end tax adjustments are accounted for.


The MSCI ACWI IMI Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the combined equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. The Index covers approximately 98% of the global equity investment opportunity set.

Barclays US Aggregate Index

The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index provides a measure of the performance of the U.S. dollar denominated investment grade bond market.

Important Risk Information

ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

Actively managed ETFs do not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index.

Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations, all of which may be magnified in emerging markets.

Commodities investing entail significant risk as commodity prices can be extremely volatile due to wide range of factors Bond funds contain interest rate risk (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall); the risk of issuer default; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk.

Risks associated with investing in the natural resources sector include; large price volatility due to non-diversification and concentration in natural resources companies.

Risk associated with equity investing include stock values which may fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions.

Investing in REITs involves certain distinct risks in addition to those risks associated with investing in the real estate industry in general. Equity REITs may be affected by changes in the value of the underlying property owned by the REITs, while mortgage REITs may be affected by the quality of credit extended. REITs are subject to heavy cash flow dependency, default by borrowers and self-liquidation. REITs, especially mortgage REITs, are also subject to interest rate risk (i.e., as interest rates rise, the value of the REIT may decline).

Increase in real interest rates can cause the price of inflation-protected debt securities to decrease. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities can be unpredictable

Because the SPDR SSgA Active Asset Allocation ETFs are actively managed, they are therefore subject to the risk that the investments selected by SSgA may cause the ETFs to underperform relative to their benchmarks or other funds with similar investment objectives.

Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETFs.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.