Rick Lacaille is global chief investment officer (CIO) of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and a member of the firm's Executive Management Group. In his role as CIO, Mr. Lacaille has responsibility for all investment management activity at SSGA, including research and trading. Prior to his current role, he was head of Global Active Equities, and previously European CIO. Mr. Lacaille is a Board member of SSGA Limited, and also serves on the European and International Executive Committees and the SSGA Investment Committee.
Before joining SSGA in 2000, Mr. Lacaille held a wide variety of posts in quantitative fund management and research at Gartmore Investment Management, including periods as head of Quantitative Research and head of Structured Equities.
Mr. Lacaille has a BSc (Hons) in operational research from Lancaster University and a MSc in econometrics from London Guildhall University. He is Chairman of the Board of Inquire (UK), a non-profit body devoted to the research and promotion of quantitative techniques in investment management, a member of the FTSE Policy Committee and he sits on the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Management Association. He is a regular writer and broadcaster on investment issues and speaks frequently at industry conferences.