Ann Prendergast (pictured) joined State Street in 2000 as a relationship manager and has held various roles with increasing responsibilities over the years.
Tobin spent nine years at the firm and announced his retirement in June after a 35-year career in financial services.
Prendergast joined State Street in 2000 as a relationship manager and has held various roles with increasing responsibilities over the years.
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Most recently, she was head of State Street Global Advisors Europe, where she was responsible for the firm's EU-based portfolio management, distribution, product development, fund management and operations.
As head of EMEA, Prendergast will report directly to President and CEO Yie-Hsin Hung, and she will continue to lead State Street Global Advisors Europe.
She will be responsible for developing and executing State Street Global Advisors' strategic direction in Europe, ensuring continued growth in the region and providing regulatory oversight for the firm's EMEA activities. She will lead a team of 500 professionals and continue to be based in the firm's Dublin office.
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Hung said: «She will be responsible for spearheading our growth aspirations and building on SSGA's strong position in Europe. Ann brings a deep understanding of our business to her new responsibilities, having spent more than two decades of her career with our firm.
»I am confident that we will benefit greatly from her deep industry knowledge, strong client orientation, regulatory experience and leadership strengths."
Prendergast added: «I am proud to lead our business in the EMEA region. There is a significantRead more on investmentweek.co.uk