State Street Global Advisors appoints Marcus Miholic-continued

June 25, 2018--State Street Global Advisors SPDR has appointed Marcus Miholich as head of capital markets for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC).
Based in London, Miholich will report to Tim Coyne, global head of capital markets for the global SPDR business.

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