Ryan Reardon is a Vice President at State Street Global Advisors and a Senior Strategist on the SPDR ETF Strategy & Research team for EMEA. His primary areas of focus are in Smart Beta and US-domiciled SPDR ETFs. Ryan joined State Street in July 2008, after graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics. He holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the UK CFA Society, of which he is a member.
Topic: Drawdown protection in Equity Markets –Smart Beta Defensiveness
European investors are increasingly seeking cost-effective tools to manage risk. Blending smart beta ETFs to long equity positions has helped reduce drawdown risk and protect core equity holdings. Throughout the year investors have incorporated the well-known SPDR Aristocrats range to secure a sustainable income stream, while minimising portfolio volatility. In this session, Ryan will address how smart beta ETFs provide investors the opportunity to introduce a defensive posture into a portfolio via Quality Dividend strategies.