Maria Dwyer is executive vice president and deputy chief compliance officer of State Street Corporation. Prior to joining State Street in 2013, Maria served as chief regulatory officer of MFS Investment Management. In this capacity, she was responsible for the firm's compliance, fund treasury and operations risk management functions and was a member of the firm's Management Committee. In 2012, Maria served as the EVP Chief MFS McLean Budden Integration Officer working with CEO of MFS McLean Budden, managing the integration of a $30B Canadian Asset Manager with MFS' operations and processes, including trading, investment management, compliance policies and procedures, client service and reporting, and product rationalization.
Prior to MFS, Maria served as president and treasurer for Fidelity Group of Funds and was responsible for oversight of all service providers to the funds (including the advisor), all financial reporting (over 283 funds), internal controls and tax policies of the funds, commissions’ uses and soft dollar programs, and interactions with the audit committee, the funds’ external audits, and the main board. Maria also served as the deputy treasurer for the Fidelity Funds and Director of Investment Development. Before joining Fidelity, Maria began her career in 1983 working for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts as a Law Clerk for Associate Justice, Joseph R. Nolan, followed by 5 years with Coopers & Lybrand in their Tax Department.
Maria joined State Street in 2013 as the SSGA chief risk officer where she was a member of the Executive Management Group reporting to State Street’s CRO and SSGA’s CEO. Maria was appointed to a leadership team reporting to the Vice Chairman in 2014 which was created to respond to the constantly evolving global regulatory environment focusing on Compliance Initiatives. Following work commenced in the Regulatory Initiatives team Mrs. Dwyer was appointed to a new position in Compliance heading up the Global Corporate level Compliance Oversight Program Methodology Team which reported to State Street Bank’s Corporate Chief Compliance Officer. In 2015, Maria was appointed as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer to oversee Methodology, Quality Assurance, Ethics, Volcker and Privacy teams within the Corporate Compliance Department.
Maria received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Boston University Law School.