Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - Digital Conference


Gunjan Chauhan
Senior Managing Director
State Street Global Advisors

Gunjan is a Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors, Global Head of Capital Markets for the SPDR ETF Business and a member of SSGA's Senior Leadership Team.

Against a backdrop where SPDR ETFs represent 12% of all trading volume on US stock exchanges and make up nearly half of all US-listed ETF trading volume, Gunjan is responsible for defining and leading the strategic direction of our Capital Markets business globally. With team members on the ground in New York, London and Hong Kong, Gunjan is focused on optimising the ETF ecosystem and delivering our Liquidity promise to some of the world's most complex and sophisticated investors.

Clients at the epicentre of what this team does and Gunjan and team work in partnership with investors, market-makers, broker-dealers and technology providers to advise clients on access to liquidity or the relative value of ETFs against other financial instruments.

Prior to running the Capital Markets group, Gunjan was Head of SSGA's Cash Business EMEA & APAC, part of a global team running cash investments totaling $350bn for corporate and institutional clients including hedge- and sovereign wealth funds. In this role she was responsible for all client-facing activities including sales, strategy, operations and services on behalf of the firm's cash management in EMEA & APAC.

Before joining SSGA, Gunjan was at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she served in a variety of client-facing roles over the course of the past 10 years, which include Prime Brokerage and Structured Credit.

Most recently she was the EMEA Head of Credit & Treasury Markets. In this role, she was responsible for leading a team, primarily focused on financial institutions and corporate clients investing in short duration fixed income products in both the secured and unsecured space.A passionate believer in mentoring, Gunjan is a Professional Mentor at Cass Business School, as well as supporting mentees as part of The Brokerages Momentum programme, a unique cross-firm mentoring scheme designed to foster the advancement of female leadership talent and create impact with undergraduate women aiming for a future career in the banking industry.

Gunjan graduated with her B.A (hons) in 2003 from University College London and earned her MBA from Cass Business School in 2013.