Paul J. Selian is an executive vice president and head of Global Credit Finance for State Street’s Global Markets division. In this role, he leads an organization with several teams that extend credit to the bank’s broad range of institutional clients. Products offered include Fund Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Leveraged Loans, Municipal Finance and Stable Value Wrap.
Most recently, Paul served as treasurer for State Street EMEA, overseeing the firm’s European banking operations including asset, liability, capital, ALM, liquidity and operations management. Previously, Paul served as chief investment officer for State Street Corporation. In that role, he oversaw the firm’s proprietary investment portfolio and the activities of a team of investment professionals in the United States, Europe and Australia.
He is currently a member of the firm’s Asset-Liability & Capital Committee, the Credit Committee, and Global Markets Risk Committee, and was previously a member of the Management Risk and Capital Committee.
Prior to joining State Street in 2004, Paul was head of investment strategy for Aetna, Inc., where he developed asset allocation strategies using real estate, fixed income, private equities and hedge funds. He also served as portfolio manager for various fixed income asset classes, including corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities.
Previously, Paul was with Prudential Investment Corporation and Chase Investors Management Corporation, where he constructed portfolios of institutional quality commercial real estate throughout the United States on behalf of domestic and international pensions, life insurers and sovereign investors.
He earned a degree in economics with honors from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and international business from New York University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Paul is Chair member of the Advisory Board of the Dean Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, a member of the Board of Directors for the State Street Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board for Young Life in Central London.