State Street Global Advisors has hired Scott Ebner as managing director and global head of ETF product development. Based in London, Ebner reports to James Ross, senior managing director and global head of exchange-traded funds at SSGA.

Ebner was previously senior vice president and global head of ETF products at NYSE Euronext in the Paris office, where he ran the listing and trading not only of ETFs but also warrants, certificates, structured noted and investment funds. Before that, he was in charge of European ETFs at NYSE Euronext.

Prior to joining NYSE Euronext, Ebner was senior vice president of the ETF marketplace at the American Stock Exchange.

Commenting on his new role at the pioneering company of the ETF marketplace, Ebner said: “I’m excited to join State Street, the firm that created the world’s first exchange-traded fund in 1993, and many others that have transformed the market. The ETF industry is currently a $1.2 trillion market globally, and despite its tremendous growth over the past 17 years, additional product innovation and education are critical to unlocking the market’s full potential in the years ahead.”