State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has appointed Rory Tobin as head of European distribution, responsible for the European institutional and intermediary distribution business.
Tobin will report to Mike Karpik, head of SSGA for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Karpik said the role was created in response to regulatory changes in the European distribution landscape.
Tobin joins from Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, where he was CEO of Barclays Asset Management. He previously worked at BlackRock as head of international iShares. He has also held roles at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.