March Brown is an executive vice president of State Street Corporation and is chief administrative officer (CAO) of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the company’s investment management business. He is also a member of SSGA's Executive Management Group, SSGA’s most senior executive strategy team.
Mr. Brown is responsible for SSGA's global infrastructure, including all operations, technology and data management functions. He served as deputy director of SSgA's International Offices from 1999 to 2004, during which time SSGA's global business became an important component of its broad investment solutions capability. In 2005, Mr. Brown led the firm’s global strategy and product development efforts and, in 2006, he also assumed responsibility for the firm's client-facing teams in the US, Canada and Latin America, before moving to his current position as CAO.
Mr. Brown joined SSGA in 1999 from State Street Corporation, where he worked for 18 years. In 1989, he established the Investment Manager Services division, which provided transaction processing and relationship support to the investment managers contracted by State Street's institutional clients. In this role, Mr. Brown partnered with many large investment managers to formulate their strategic infrastructure and straight-through processing plans. Prior to this, he managed State Street's global subcustodian network. He assumed this position after serving a variety of roles in the Global Custody department and US Master Trust division.
Mr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and governmental legal studies from Bowdoin College.