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Jim Ross


State Street Global Advisors


Jim Ross is an Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and is Chairman of the Global SPDR Business. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of State Street Global Advisors Funds Management, Inc., State Street Global Advisors' Registered Investment Advisor, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC, State Street Global Advisors' registered broker dealer. In these roles, Mr. Ross is responsible for leading State Street Global Advisors' engagement with ETF stakeholders including regulators, mutual fund and ETF Boards of Directors, industry associations, key clients, partners and the media. Mr. Ross leads State Street Global Advisors' positioning on important issues related to ETFs and is responsible for advancing State Street Global Advisors' long-term ETF strategy and innovation. He has an extensive history with exchange traded funds and is frequently quoted in the media. Mr. Ross is responsible for State Street Global Advisors' Global Funds Management organization and is a member of the State Street Global Advisors' Executive Management Group as well as State Street Global Advisors' Global Product Committee. He also serves on the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors and is Chairman of the ICI's Exchange Traded Funds Committee.


Mr. Ross serves as a volunteer board member of the Alzheimer Association of MA/NH. Prior to joining State Street in 1992, he worked for Ernst & Young as a senior accountant, responsible for auditing investment companies and insurance companies. Mr. Ross holds a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from Bentley College.