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State Street Appoints Finbarr Downing as New Head of Compliance for State Street International Ireland

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State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, today announced the appointment of Finbarr Downing to head of compliance for State Street International Ireland.

Finbarr joins State Street from Northern Trust where he served as head of fund and regulatory compliance. As head of compliance for State Street’s International Ireland business, Downing will oversee the company’s existing compliance team located in Kilkenny, Jersey and Guernsey.

Downing earned his degree in business studies from Dublin City University. He also holds specialist qualifications in compliance, fraud prevention and anti-money laundering. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2004, he held senior management positions at AIB/ Bank of New York (BNY) Fund Management, BNY Securities Services Limited, FIMAT International Banque and ABN Amro.

Welcoming the new appointment, Robin Oliver, State Street’s head of compliance for Europe, Middle East and Africa said, “Finbarr’s experience overseeing fund accounting and custody compliance over many years, together with his specialist training will complement and enhance State Street’s already highly skilled and talented compliance team.”

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