State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has appointed Miles O’Connor as head of Institutional for EMEA.
O’Connor, who will be based in London, will report to head of SSGA for EMEA Cuan Coulter, and to Cyrus Taraporavela, who is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.
O’Connor joins SSGA from Unigestion UK, where he worked as chairman and non-executive director. With nearly 40 years’ experience, O’Connor will be responsible for existing institutional client relationships and developing new business across the region. Prior to that, he held several senior roles at Schroders Investment Management including head of EMEA Institutional, head of UK Institutional and CEO of Schroders NewFinance Capital.
Before joining Schroders, O’Connor worked at Barclays Global Investors and at Bank of America Investment Management, where he held senior distribution roles. He began his career at Coutts & Co in the global security services division.
Head of SSGA for EMEA Cuan Coulter commented: “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.”