UK - State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has appointed Peter Leahy as chief operating officer.
He will report to Tim Harbert, chairman and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors. Paul Brakke, senior principal, will assume Leahy’s role as head of the global structured products group.
Leahy, who has been with SSgA for 13 years, will oversee finance, technology, operations and human resource functions for State Street Global Advisors worldwide.
Harbert said: “Peter has played an integral role in orchestrating the company’s expansion and success. His exceptional leadership during his tenure here makes him ideally suited for this new role.
“Over the past decade, he has helped to build our base of index clients to more than 1,800 worldwide and played a key role in developing products that encompass a wide range of index strategies throughout North America, Europe and Asia.”
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