Jessica Donohue

Jessica Donohue
Global Head of the Asset Owner Segment

Jessica Donohue is executive vice president and global head of the Asset Owner Segment for State Street Corporation.

Jessica has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently she led the Global Clients Division (GCD), which is responsible for building strategic relationships with State Street’s largest and most complex global clients, across the asset owner, asset manager, alternatives, insurance and official institutions segments. Jessica was previously responsible for State Street’s specialized services including performance and analytics, investment compliance, financial reporting and treasury services. Prior to that Jessica was global head of Performance and Analytics, responsible for operations, service and product. Jessica also founded and led the Advisory and Information Solutions business for State Street Global Exchange, data and analytics business, where she and her team created several new business lines including investable indices and advisory solutions. She also served as Chief Innovation Officer for State Street Global Exchange, leveraging a unique blend of academic and industry knowledge to drive new solutions in the areas of portfolio analytics and data science to enhance returns, control risk, optimize performance, manage liquidity and monitor market conditions. Prior to her role at State Street Global Exchange, Jessica served as global head of State Street Associates (SSA), our academic partnership, supporting the acceleration of innovation across the organization. 

She has held teaching positions at Brandeis University and University of Minnesota. Her published research can be found in the International Economic Review, the Emerging Markets Review and Finance Research Letters.

Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics from Virginia Tech, and a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota. She currently sits on a number of private and nonprofit boards including FNZ Trust Company, Berklee City Music Advisory Board, which provides educational opportunities for talented youth in underserved communities, and All In Together, which encourages and empowers women to engage in America’s civic and political life. Jessica is also an Executive Sponsor for State Street’s Disability Awareness Alliance.