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Jessica Donohue

2014 Speaker

Jessica Donohue is the chief innovation officer and head of advisory solutions for State Street Global Exchange, State Street’s data and analytics organization. The State Street Global Exchange provides clients with sophisticated real-time data, analytics and electronic trading solutions that offer enhanced portfolio and risk insight, as well as improved decision-making capabilities. Donohue and her team capitalize on their unique blend of academic and industry knowledge to drive new solutions in the areas of portfolio analytics and data science to enhance returns, control risk, optimize performance, manage liquidity and monitor market conditions. Previously, Donohue served as global head of State Street Associates (SSA), State Street’s academic partnership, which supports the acceleration of innovation across Global Exchange and State Street broadly. She also directed investor behavior research at SSA, and currently serves on the board of the WM Company Limited. She has held teaching positions at Brandeis University and the University of Minnesota, and her published research can be found in the “International Economic Review,” the “Emerging Markets Review” and “Finance Research Letters.” Donohue earned a B.A. in international relations, an M.A. in economics from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in agricultural economics from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota. @statestreet