State Street To Begin Trading The SPDR SSgA Global Allocation ETF Thursday, April 26, 2012
State Street has announced that they will begin trading The SPDR SSgA Global Allocation ETF (NYSEArca:GAL) Thursday, April 26, 2012. The SPDR SSgA Conservative Global Allocation ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to provide current income, capital preservation and the avoidance of excessive portfolio volatility.
TOTAL ANNUAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES: 0.35%
THE FUND’S PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGY
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests substantially all of its assets in the SSgA Conservative Global Allocation Portfolio (the “Portfolio”), a separate series of the SSgA Master Trust with an identical investment objective as the Fund. As a result, the Fund invests indirectly through the Portfolio.
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. (the “Adviser” or “SSgA FM”) invests the assets of the Portfolio among exchange traded products (“ETPs”) that provide exposure to domestic and international debt and equity securities with a larger allocation to debt securities than to other asset classes. These fixed income securities tend to be less volatile than traditional equity securities. The Portfolio typically allocates approximately 60% of its assets to debt related securities, though this percentage can vary based on the Adviser’s tactical decisions. The allocations to each asset class will change over time as the Adviser’s expectations of each asset class shift. The Portfolio’s indirect holdings by virtue of investing in ETPs representing these asset classes consist of a diversified mix of domestic and international, including emerging market, equity securities across all market capitalizations, investment grade and high yield government and corporate bonds, inflation protected securities, mortgage pass through securities, commercial mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities, commodities and real estate investment trusts (“REITs”). The Portfolio, through its investments in ETPs, will generally invest at least 30% of its assets in securities of issuers economically tied to countries other than the United States and will generally hold securities of issuers economically tied to at least three countries, including the United States. In determining if a security is economically tied to a non-U.S. country, the Portfolio generally looks to the country of incorporation of the issuer as listed on Bloomberg, a widely recognized provider of market information. However, the Adviser may determine a security is economically tied to a non-U.S. country based on other factors, such as an issuer’s country of domicile, where more than 50% of an issuer’s revenues are generated or where an issuer’s primary exchange is located. As a result, a security may be economically tied to more than one country.
ETPs include exchange traded funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, that seek to track the performance of a market index (“Underlying ETFs”); 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.
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