State Street appoints head of global investment insights

Jessica Donohue succeeds Rick Lacaille in the role

State Street has announced the hire of Jessica Donohue, its current executive vice president, as head of global investment insights, sustainability and impact.

Reporting to Lou Maiuri, president, chief operating officer and head of investment services, Donohue will oversee sustainability efforts with a focus on delivering insights to the company’s clients and the industry.

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The role will involve leading and coordinating across State Street’s investment services and the broader organisation to bring together investment insights and solutions, aiming to deepen relationships with chief investment officers at client organisations.

Donohue has held a variety of senior roles over more than two decades with State Street, most recently as the global head of State Street’s asset owner segment.

She has also held several teaching positions at Brandeis University and the University of Minnesota, and serves as State Street’s co-executive sponsor for its Disability Awareness Alliance.

“Being a strategic and trusted partner to our clients to meet their complex and changing needs requires us to continue to evolve our investment-related thought leadership and solutions,” said Maiuri.

“Jessica’s background in research and investment-related insights, coupled with her deep understanding of clients’ unique challenges and the market overall is precisely what our clients need as we continue to deliver as their essential partner.”