Mike Fontaine is an executive vice president and co-head of Global Services for EMEA. Mike
is responsible for advancing the company’s cross-border growth strategy in
Ireland, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands and provides regional oversight to
International Financial Data Services (IFDS), State Street’s transfer agency
joint venture with DST. Mike is also a member of the EMEA Management Committee.
Mike serves as the global business and operations lead for a
preeminent component of State Street’s asset servicing business. In this role,
Mike has accounting, administration, custody, product development and
relationship management responsibilities servicing Exchange Traded Funds,
alternative fund structures, and retail pooled products domiciled in the US,
Canada and Europe. He also serves as the executive lead for State Street’s
Wealth Manager Services (WMS) division. His career spans more than 25 years in
the financial services industry with significant experience in designing and
implementing operations infrastructures, transforming global service models,
and constructing appropriate risk management frameworks.
Mike joined State Street in July 2007 as part of the acquisition of
Investors Financial (IBT) where he served as the business and operations lead
for a significant division of the US asset servicing business as well as IBT’s
Toronto Office. Prior to IBT, Mike was with Ernst & Young’s audit practice.
Mike holds an MS in accounting from Bentley University and a BA in
economics from the University of Vermont. He is a Certified Public Accountant
and is an active member of the AICPA and MSCPA.