State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has appointed Ramu Thiagarajan as global head of Fixed Income, Cash & Currency Research and chairman of the Technical Committee. He will report directly to Global Fixed Income, Cash & Currency’s CIO Matthew Steinaway.
In this newly-created position, Thiagarajan will be heading all fundamental and quantitative research efforts for active, indexing and smart beta fixed income, cash and currency strategies. He will also be responsible for ensuring communication between business units globally, while partnering with key skateholders for the development of new products.
In his role as chairman of the TC, Thiagarajan will oversee all quantitative research performed throughout the organization and will work closely with the equity, alternative and multi-asset solutions investment teams to enhance the company’s research and investment processes.
Thiagarajan joins SSGA from AllianceBernstein, where he worked for nearly seven years as global head of fixed income quant research. Prior to that, Thiagarajan was head of the Deutsche Bank Asset Management Research Center.
SSGA’s Global Fixed Income, Cash & Currency’s CIO Matthew Steinaway said: “Thiagarajan’s nearly 20 years of research experience, ability to build strong relationships and lead teams, and develop new products will be an asset to SSGA.”