State Street Files For SPDR SSgA Aggressive Global Allocation ETF (AGRA)

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April 23, 2012 12:31pm NEW FILING NYSE:AGRA

State Street has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “SPDR SSgA Aggressive Global Allocation ETF.” The SPDR SSgA Aggressive Global Allocation ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to provide capital appreciation, with a secondary emphasis on current

income. They plan to trade this fund on the NYSEArca under the symbol: (NYSEArca:AGRA).



Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests substantially all of its assets in the SSgA Aggressive 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 equity securities than to other asset classes. These equity securities tend to be more volatile than traditional fixed income securities. The Portfolio typically allocates approximately 80% or more of its assets to equity securities, though this percentage can vary based on the Adviser’s tactical decisions. 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.

For the complete filing click: HERE

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