Michael Fontaine is an executive vice president within State Street Global Services Investment Services Americas. Mr. Fontaine serves as the global business and operations lead for a preeminent component of State Street’s asset servicing business. In this role, Mr. Fontaine has accounting, administration, custody, product development and relationship management responsibilities servicing Exchange Traded Funds, alternative fund structures, DB and DC plans, 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.
Mr. Fontaine 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. In his 13 years at IBT he also led the internal audit, risk, and accounting and control groups. Prior to IBT, Mr. Fontaine was with Ernst & Young’s audit practice.
Mr. Fontaine 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