TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canada’s newest exclusively-smart beta ETF provider, Sphere Investments, has selected State Street (NYSE: STT) as its custodian of record for its new series of funds. In April 2016, Sphere Investments and State Street launched four new Sustainable Yield ETF products on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Today they launched the final ETF in the Sustainable Yield suite, Sphere FTSE Emerging Markets Sustainable Yield Index ETF (SHZ). SHZ is the only currency hedged, smart beta Emerging Markets ETF in Canada.
“We’re excited to be working closely with a partner like State Street as we launch our initial suite of ETFs,” said Lewis Bateman, founder and chief executive officer, Sphere Investments. “We look forward to benefitting from an experienced team and having State Street as a key partner as we bring new solutions to Canadian investors.”
“We are thrilled to be working together with Sphere Investments, and are excited to play a part in their market success as they continue to launch new and innovative products for Canadian investors,” said Rob Baillie, head of State Street Canada. “The appointment reflects State Street’s strong commitment to Canada as one of our key markets and our strength as a leading provider of services for ETF providers like Sphere.”
About State Street
State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $27.78 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.3 trillion* in assets under management as of June 30, 2016, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.
* Assets under management were $2.30 trillion as of June 30, 2016. AUM reflects approx. $40 billion (as of June 30, 2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.
About Sphere Investments
Sphere Investment Management Inc. (SIMI) is the provider of an integrated wealth management platform based on ETFs. Founded in 2015, Sphere was established with a philosophy of providing Canadians with leading investment solutions based on factor-tilted methodologies that are: innovative, diversified, low cost, tax efficient, transparent and tailored to investor risk/return profiles. For more information visit: www.sphereetfs.com.
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