UK - State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation, has poached two industry veterans to round up its international growth opportunities portfolio management team.
The new portfolio managers are Thomas Moore, formerly head of International Equities for State Street Research, a subsidiary of MetLife, and Robert Russell, an international equity analyst with Eaton Vance Management.
Moore brings around 20 years experience to the post. He led the international equities group at State Street Research for seven years, and before that was director of research and an energy sector analyst. Prior to joining that firm in 1986, he was president of Brinkerhoff-Signal in Denver, and was president of Houston-based Drilling Tools.
Russell served as an international equity analyst at Eaton Vance. His experience also includes five years as an investment professional focusing on equity research, quantitative modelling, performance attribution, and risk analysis. Also on the team - which reports to Ned Riley, chief investment officer of SSgA's active fundamental group - are Ben Kottler, Lindsey Richardson, and Tim Corbett.
The product is actively managed and seeks to outperform the MSCI EAFE Index. The strategy invests in high quality large caps outside of the US. More than $2.3bn in assets are invested in this strategy,
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