State Street's head of ETFs in Emea departs

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Alexis Marinof, who joined SSgA in 2003, left the $ 2.4 trillion asset management giant on November 14, according to regulatory filings. London-based Marinof had led SPDR, the group’s ETF business, in the region since 2013.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Marinof is now seeking new business opportunities. He wrote: “After 13 wonderful years at SSGA, I am very excited to be looking for a new challenge.”

SSgA and Marinof did not immediately provide further comment.

According to data specialist ETFGI, SSgA was the eighth-biggest ETF provider in Europe in terms of assets with some $ 15.1 billion under management at the end of June. During his time at SSgA, Marinof has also held senior distribution roles in Emea and been head of the Middle East and Africa regions.

He has also been a member of the firm’s European executive committee and its senior leadership team.

SSgA has recently made senior hires to its ETF business in London. On October 17, it announced that Claire Perryman, who led wealth management and retail sales at BlackRock’s iShares business for eight years, had joined in London to lead its UK ETF unit.

On November 7, it confirmed that Malcolm Smith had been appointed to the newly-created role of SPDR’s chief operating officer, a position also based in London.

Before SSgA, Marinof was at JP Morgan, where he worked across investment management, corporate strategy and electronic trading.

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