State Street adds two industry veterans to analytics team

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State Street Global Exchange has strengthened its analytics offerings with the addition of two new senior hires, Dr. Jeffrey Bohn and Thomas Hughes.

State Street Global Exchange delivers proprietary data, insights, analytics and trading solutions to address clients’ needs to make better investment decisions, generate superior returns, and effectively manage data and risk.

Dr. Jeffrey Bohn joins State Street Global Exchange as head of portfolio analytics and valuation and Thomas Hughes joins as senior product strategist, analytics, both reporting to Dr. Roger M. Stein, chief analytics officer of State Street Global Exchange. The two analytics industry veterans bring strong technical and product development backgrounds and will be instrumental in building upon State Street’s analytical foundation to develop models and tools for implementing better trading strategies, new investment products and best-practice risk management tools.

'The foundation of a successful business is a strong team', said Jeff Conway, executive vice president and head of State Street Global Exchange. 'Our analytics combine the experience and expertise necessary to translate information into performance. The ability to harness the power of data, evaluate and act on it empowers the investment decisions that will set our clients’ strategies apart in an increasingly complex market'.

'We’re focused on expanding our team with creative, imaginative individuals who also have deep expertise in building the types of products and tools clients need', said Dr. Stein. 'Jeff and Tom are both innovators in our field and they bring a rich understanding of both the analytics business and the underlying technologies required to create new generations of integrated analytics offerings. We are excited to have them both on board'.

Before joining Global Exchange, Hughes held a number of senior positions including chief operating officer and president of The Connors Group, a quantitative-equity trading research business. He also led the digital product strategy practice at Moody’s and oversaw the conversion of existing service to digital delivery and initiated a number of new products including industry-leading data feeds and software-as-a-service innovations.

Most recently, he has been involved as an advisor to a number of local start-up firms in New York City. Hughes serves his community as a Director of the Alliance for Downtown New York, the business-improvement district for Lower Manhattan and the Financial District.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Bohn has been working in the field of financial analytics for 25 years. During this time he has held senior positions focused on portfolio management and construction. He also has extensive experience heading product and research teams that developed analytics tools that have been adopted widely in industry. He has led economic capital and risk management functions at Standard Chartered and Shinsei Bank and served as CEO of Soliton Financial Analytics, a financial technology firm based in Hong Kong.

He was also head of research and product development at Moody’s KMV. Most recently, he led the risk and regulatory practice for PwC’s Financial Services Consulting group in Japan. Dr. Bohn regularly teaches seminars on topics related to finance, quantitative methods and financial institutions, and has taught at both UC Berkley and Tokyo University.

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