Rory Tobin

Executive Vice President, Head of Global SPDR
Rory  Tobin

Rory Tobin is an executive vice president of State Street Global Advisors and serves as Chairman of State Street Global Advisors EMEA and Head of the Global SPDR ETF business. In this role, he is responsible for defining, leading and executing the growth strategy for the Global SPDR ETF business. Mr. Tobin is a member of the firm's Executive Management Group.

Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors in 2014, he was at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, where he served as CEO of Barclays Asset Management and was global head of the Investments and Solutions business. In this role, Mr. Tobin led all aspects of product, service development and distribution across banking, credit, investment management, advisory and execution, fiduciary trust and investment solutions.

Previously, he worked for BlackRock/BGI for seven years, most recently as co-CEO of the Global iShares ETF business where he was responsible for defining, executing and leading the growth strategy for the iShares business in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He joined BGI in 2004 as head of the Global Index and Markets Group, where he was responsible for investment performance, business strategy definition and leadership for several EMEA business units, including index equity portfolio management, asset allocation strategies, cash portfolio management, securities lending and transition management. Mr. Tobin began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 14 years in equity capital markets, equity derivative distribution, and distribution leadership roles.

Mr. Tobin graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1988 with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Engineering.


  • Years At SSGA : 9
  • College : Trinity College Dublin

Rory's Blogs

Rory's Articles

Also By Rory