Richard Taggart is the global head of operations for State Street Global Advisors. Mr. Taggart was previously responsible for State Street’s Investment Management Services business.
Prior to joining State Street, he was senior vice president and head of Global Operations at AllianceBernstein, responsible for institutional investment management operations, fund services and broker-dealer operations. Mr. Taggart also served on the board of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, the organization providing central clearance and custody for the securities markets in the United States.
He spent the majority of his career at Morgan Stanley as a managing director, where he was responsible for a variety of operations functions, including Transformation Services, Institutional Equity Operations, Global Custody Operations and MSCI Product Development. His international assignments have included Tokyo, London and Geneva.
Mr. Taggart also served as a principal in two start-up firms in technology and business process outsourcing. He was senior vice president and head of Global Business Architecture at JPMorgan Chase Global Investment Services, and vice president and head of Research Operations at Greenwich Associates.
Mr. Taggart serves on the Board of Managers of Omgeo. He also serves as Board Chair for Mass Insight Education, a non-profit focused on improving education outcomes through innovative AP STEM programs and school district turnaround services.
He received his Master of Science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University.