Matthew Davey has spent three decades in the securities services industry across some of the biggest institutions in custody.
Davey began his career as a business analyst at JP Morgan (previously Morgan Guaranty Trust Co), before a short spell at BNY Mellon. From here he joined State Street Bank in 1996 to hold various positions in relationship management and investment operations outsourcing, both in Europe and the US.
In 2007, Davey returned to JP Morgan to manage custody products for the UK pension fund segment, before heading up complex deal and programme management for UK asset managers.
From there he went on to coordinate bid management at HSBC in 2011 and was later appointed head of consultant relations for the EMEA region. In 2014, he returned to State Street for 18 months where he was appointed senior vice president and head of its asset manager client management group for the UKMEA region.
In his current role as managing director and global head of business solutions at Societe Generale Securities Services, Davey is responsible for expanding the firm’s securities services offering across all market, product and client segments. The role has allowed Davey to investigate innovation across the industry and he has subsequently become and industry spokesperson for new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Davey is also known throughout the industry for his work on the Outsourcing Working Group (OWG) Steering Committee and was the lead author for the group’s report into outsourcing oversight considerations for asset managers. He also contributed to its recent Addendum, which was published in November 2016.