State Street Appoints Datson to Lead Hedge Fund Platform Expansion

State Street has named Effie Datson as global head of product for its Alternative Investment Solutions Division, where she will focus on expanding the bank’s $15 billion managed account platform, InfraHedge.
By Joe Parsons(2147488729)
State Street has named Effie Datson as global head of product for its Alternative Investment Solutions Division, where she will focus on expanding the bank’s $15 billion managed account platform, InfraHedge.

In the newly created role, Datson will be based in London and will report to George Sullivan, global head of Alternative Investment Solutions.

Working with Bruce Keith, global head of InfraHedge, her immediate focus will be to take responsibility of further developing the platform offering and to take on new, large institutional investor clients, according to a statement from State Street.

She joins from Deutsche Bank where she was global co-head of hedge fund sales, and was a leading figure in the development of Deutsche’s dbSelect managed account platform.

“There is a huge opportunity in the managed accounts space as large asset owners start to take much greater direct control over their investments and behave increasingly like asset managers,” said Sullivan. “Effie’s global experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow and strengthen our alternatives business.”

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