State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has announced it has appointed Miles O'Connor as its new head of institutional for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
As member of the EMEA executive management team, he is responsible for developing new business relationships across the region, as well as serving existing institutional client partnerships.
O'Connor, who has over 37 years' experience in financial services and recently served as chairman and non-executive director for Unigestion, joined State Street's investment management arm on 5 January.
He is based in London, reporting to the firm's EMEA head Cuan Coulter, and president and chief executive officer (CEO) Cyrus Taraporavela.
Commenting on the appointment, Coulter said: "We are pleased to have Miles join us in this newly-created role, further strengthening the team's calibre and experience.
"Having Miles on board will support us in delivering the focus required for our significant institutional business, ensuring we continue to serve our clients in the best way possible as we continue to grow."
Previously, O'Connor has held several senior roles at Schroders Investment Management, including head of EMEA Institutional, head of UK Institutional and CEO of Schroders NewFinance Capital.
Before Schroders, O'Connor held senior distribution roles at Barclays Global Investors and Bank of America Investment Management. He began his career at Coutts & Co in the global security services division.
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