SSGA appoints former Schroders head as EMEA institutional chief

State Street Global Advisors has appointed former Unigestion and Schroders head Miles O’Connor as head of institutional for EMEA. O’Connor will be based in London and will report to Cuan Coulter, head of State Street Global Advisors for EMEA, and Cyrus Taraporavela, president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors.

O’Connor most recently served as chairman and non-executive director for Unigestion (UK), and has 37 years of financial services experience. He will be a member of the executive management team and have responsibility for existing institutional client relationships and developing new business across the region.

Prior to Unigestion, O’Connor 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 held senior distribution roles at Barclays Global Investors and at Bank of America Investment Management. O’Connor began his career at Coutts & Co in the global security services division.

Coulter says: “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.”