The 2017 William F. Sharpe Lifetime Award was presented to SSGA’s Jim Ross at the 22nd Annual Global Indexing & ETFs conference in Dana Point on Monday.
Ross is an Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and is Chairman of the Global SPDR Business. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of SSGA Funds Management, Inc. (SSGA FM), SSGA’s Registered Investment Advisor.
In these roles, Ross is responsible for leading SSGA’s engagement with ETF stakeholders including regulators, mutual fund and ETF Boards of Directors, industry associations, key clients, partners and the media. He also leads SSGA’s positioning on important issues related to ETFs and is responsible for advancing SSGA’s long-term ETF strategy and innovation.
Ross has an extensive history with exchange traded funds and is frequently quoted in the media. He is responsible for SSGA’s Global Funds Management and is a member of the SSGA’s Global Product Committee as well as SSGA’s Executive Management Group. He also serves on the Investment Company Institute’s Board of Governors and is Chairman of the ICI’s Exchange Traded Funds Committee.