State Street announced the launch of its Center for Applied Research to provide clients with strategic insights into the current and future state of the investment management industry. The Center for Applied Research conducts primary research and works with resources within the financial services industry and across State Street to produce timely research on topics important to investors worldwide. The Center publishes primary research that delivers insights on the future of financial markets and the global asset management industry.
Leading the new initiative are Kelly McKenna, senior vice president and Suzanne Duncan, who has been appointed global head of research for the Center. McKenna re-joined the company in 2010 from BNY Mellon where she designed strategic plans for new business development with top institutional clients. She has more than 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience, driving cross-enterprise strategies for business process outsourcing services with large complex clients. Duncan recently re-joined the company from IBM Corporation where she led research for the financial markets industry. -Business Wire