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State Street Global Advisors Appoints Head of European Distribution

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State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) announced today the appointment of Rory Tobin as head of European distribution. Based in London, this newly created role will report to Mike Karpik, head of SSGA for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Tobin will be responsible for leading and developing the European institutional and intermediary distribution business. He joins from Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, where was chief executive officer of Barclays Asset Management and global head of the investments and solutions group.

“We have created this role to mirror investor needs and regulatory changes within the European distribution landscape,” said Karpik. “Rory has a wealth of experience and expertise in strategy and investment solutions. This appointment reflects our commitment to growing our distribution business to better service client needs, as well as our goal of expanding our foothold in the European institutional and intermediary markets.”

Before joining Barclays, Tobin worked at BlackRock, where he was head of international iShares. Tobin started out at BlackRock as head of the global index and markets group, later becoming CEO of iShares EMEA and co-CEO of Global iShares. Tobin has also worked at JPMorgan as global co-head of European cash and equity products, and at Goldman Sachs as head of US equities for EMEA.

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State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a global leader in asset management. The firm is relied on by sophisticated investors worldwide for its disciplined investment process, powerful global investment platform and access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style. It is the asset management business of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors.

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