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Many Styles in Beantown

Traders Magazine, July 2003

Nina Mehta

Chris Rice must be cut from the right cloth. An investment manager depends on skilled traders just like Rice, especially when its assets under management have grown in leaps and bounds. Indeed, when Rice joined State Street Global Advisors in 1996, the Boston-based investment manager had about $170 billion in assets under management. At the end of May this year, the assets had grown to $796 billion. And Rice, who heads the 10-person Boston trading desk, watched the operation expand. His desk now trades equities, equity derivatives and currencies. SSgA also has a Hong Kong and London desk.

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