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Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Managing Director, State Street
United Kingdom

Hannah is Head of Nordics for the SPDR ETF business and is responsible for leading business development and strategy for the region. Hannah is focused on growing SPDR’s client base including wealth and asset managers, pension funds, insurers and hedge funds. Her responsibilities also include providing sales coverage and relationship management for existing clients as well as prospecting new relationships and collaborating with colleagues in investment strategy and research to identify emerging trends and investment opportunities for clients. Hannah sits on the Inclusion and Diversity Council for State Street Global Advisors and is a member of the SPDR Senior Leadership Team.

Hannah has received widespread industry recognition for her leadership and strong achievements in her career having been named in the Financial News’ Rising Star List for 2021 and the Black Women in Asset Management 40 under 40 List. She is also a spokesperson for State Street Global Advisors, having joined panels at industry events and appearing on Bloomberg TV.

Hannah previously worked on the Credit Sales desk at Mitsubishi UFJ International, focused on growing the firms UK Institutional client base. Prior to this, she spent five years at Goldman Sachs International where she was responsible for advising family offices and ultra-high net worth clients on how to gain access to investment themes through the mutual fund and ETF universe.

Hannah holds a Mathematics Degree from the University of Bristol.