Robert Forsyth, head of SPDR ETF strategy and research, State Street Global Advisors SPDR

Robert Forsyth

Robert Forsyth is the head of SPDR Americas client enablement group within the global SPDR business of State Street Global Advisors. The client enablement group includes the SPDR research, data & analytics, chief investment strategy, ETF strategist, ETF sales execution and practice management organizations. Forsyth and his team are responsible for SPDR ETF thought leadership and market commentary. They also provide in-depth analysis and consult with clients on portfolio construction, various investment topics, trading strategies and product attributes. Additionally, the client enablement group is responsible for ETF distribution to bank/broker dealer and wealth management home office clients.

He was previously the head of SPDR Americas investment strategy team and responsible for all SPDR sub-advisory relationships. Prior to joining SSGA in January 2014, Forsyth spent ten years at UBS Wealth Management Americas, most recently as the head of exchange traded products and derivatives managing all sales and trading of futures, options, ETFs, ETNs and UITs. He was the UBS financial services options, futures and swaps principal and the product manager of exchange traded funds and notes.

Forsyth received a bachelor of arts in economics from Fairfield University and is series 3, 4, 7, 24, 63 and 66 licensed.