hold Fund Shares through
tax-advantaged arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement
accounts. The returns after taxes can
exceed the returns before taxes due to an assumed tax benefit for a shareholder
from realizing a capital loss on a sale of Fund
After Taxes on Distributions
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares
Innovative Technology Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or
500 Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)
FM serves as the investment adviser to the Fund.
professionals primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund
are Michael Feehily, Karl Schneider and Michael Finocchi.
Feehily, CFA, is a Senior Managing Director of the Adviser and the Head of
Global Equity Beta Solutions in the Americas. He worked at the Adviser from 1997
to 2006 and rejoined in 2010.
Schneider, CAIA, is a Managing Director of the Adviser and Deputy Head of Global
Equity Beta Solutions in the Americas. He joined the Adviser in 1997.
Finocchi is a Principal of the Adviser and a Portfolio Manager in the Global
Equity Beta Solutions Group. He joined the Adviser in 2005.
and Sale Information
Fund will issue (or redeem) Fund Shares to certain institutional investors
(typically market makers or other broker-dealers) only in large blocks of Fund
Shares known as “Creation Units.” Creation Unit transactions are conducted in
exchange for the deposit or delivery of a designated portfolio of in-kind
securities and/or cash.
Fund Shares may only be purchased and sold on the NYSE Arca, Inc., other
national securities exchanges, electronic crossing networks and other
alternative trading systems through your broker-dealer at market prices. Because
Fund Shares trade at market prices rather than at net asset value (“NAV”), Fund
Shares may trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV
(discount). When buying or selling Fund Shares in the secondary market, you may
incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is
willing to pay to purchase Fund Shares (bid) and the lowest price a seller is
willing to accept for Fund Shares (ask) (the “bid-ask spread”). Recent
information regarding the Fund's NAV, market price, premiums and discounts, and
bid-ask spreads is available at https://www.ssga.com/spdrs.
Fund's distributions are expected to be taxed as ordinary income, qualified
dividend income and/or capital gains, unless you are investing through a
tax-advantaged arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or individual retirement
account. Any withdrawals made from such tax-advantaged arrangement may be
taxable to you.
to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
you purchase Fund Shares through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary
(such as a bank), the Adviser or its affiliates may pay the financial
intermediary for certain activities related to the Fund, including educational
training programs, conferences, the development of technology platforms and
reporting systems, or other services related to the sale or promotion of the
Fund. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the
broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund
over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial
intermediary's website for more information.