State Street Global Advisors’ European ETF team is pleased to announce the creation of the Southern Europe hub based in Milan, which combines SPDR’s Italian and Spanish franchises. With a particular strength in fixed income asset ownership, Southern Europe will be instrumental in delivering Global SPDR’s fixed income ambitions.
Creating a hub structure will also provide scale to accelerate other growth initiatives across the region, allowing SPDR to dedicate additional resources to pursue combined opportunities in, for example, model portfolios and ESG investing.
Southern Europe will operate under the leadership of Francesco Lomartire supported by Ana Concejero who will act as deputy head of the hub. Andrea Calandra meanwhile will focus on the Italian SPDR business, while Arturo De Cataldo, a key contributor to SPDR’s Model Portfolio offering in EMEA, will broaden his intermediary coverage to lead the expansion of models offering in the broader region.