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State Street Bank
State Street Bank
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
SPDR Product Specialist / Strategist with State Street Global Advisors, AVP
Location: Kraków

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the biggest asset managers in the world, that provides services to the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.
Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

As the industry pioneer of the global ETF market, SSGA launched the first US listed ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500) and has remained on the forefront of responsible innovation, evidenced by the introduction of many ground-breaking products, including first-to-market launches with gold, international real estate, international fixed income, and sector ETFs.

Individual Accountabilities:

  • Ability to conduct research and analysis independently
  • Conduct portfolio research and analysis to demonstrate how SPDR ETFs can be used in an asset allocation context through the use of advanced quantitative techniques developed (MATLAB and Python and/or R)
  • Research asset allocation strategies using robust statistical and econometric techniques
  • Service client requests through providing bespoke performance analytics
  • Work with SPDR colleagues in the preparation of custom research presentations on a wide range of topics including portfolio construction using SPDR ETFs and building/testing quantitative investment strategies
  • Provide clients with a variety of analytics to demonstrate the efficacy of strategies developed in-house
  • Understanding of needs across the full range of SPDR ETF’s client types (intermediaries / asset managers / insurers and alternatives)
  • Maintain strong focus on clients in EMEA & APAC
  • Create market-leading research publications
  • Write market-leading research papers using SPDR ETF as building blocks and publish them in peer-reviewed industry practitioner journals and SPDR-branded research papers in EMEA & APAC

Key skills

  • Expert proficiency and a track record of using MATLAB and Python/or R in solving quantitative problems
  • Completed a Bachelor's/Master's degree in a highly quantitative subject (e.g. Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or similar).
  • Expert proficiency and a track record of using MATLAB and Python/or R in solving quantitative problems (these skills will be assessed as part of the interview process)
  • Academic excellence
  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • An interest in investment management, including asset allocation and the implementation of investment views.
  • Expérience in portfolio optimisation techniques (essential)
  • Experience in machine learning techniques as applied to asset allocation (desirable)
  • Strong attention to detail and constant strive for excellence
About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


  • iconFinance & Accounting, Banking
  • iconEnglish
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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