SSgA Announces Exec Appointments

June 21, 2010 ( – State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has appointed Raymond Haines as head of U.K. Liability Driven Investing (LDI) and Christopher J. Goolgasian as a senior portfolio manager in the Multi-Asset-Class Solutions (MACS) group in Boston.

A news release also announced the transition of Gregory Taieb from SSgA’s Montreal office to support the U.K. MACS team in London. SSgA’s MACS group provides asset allocation, LDI, and exposure management solutions to clients across all asset classes globally.

Haines has more than 30 years of financial industry experience and brings a strong technical investment background from his previous positions at LV Asset Management, where he was most recently chief investment officer, and at ABN AMRO Bank NV, where he led the U.K. Pension Advisory team.  At SSgA, he will be responsible for managing LDI solutions for the U.K. market, and reports to Joseph Moody, global head of Liability Driven Investing.

Taieb, who will be responsible for portfolio management, research and product development for U.K. clients, has served on the MACS team since 2003 and has previously worked in SSgA’s Paris office managing balanced, LDI, and overlay portfolios. He holds an MS in Mathematics and Statistics (University Paris V – René Descartes) and has a Master of Finance in the Institut Superieur du Commerce.

Vincent-Philippe Sicotte will succeed Taieb as portfolio manager in Montreal. In this new role, Sicotte will support the existing client base in Canada. Sicotte joined SSgA in 2006.

Boston-based Goolgasian joins State Street from Pyramis Global Advisors, where he was an institutional portfolio manager. Goolgasian holds a Masters of Business Administration from Bryant University with a concentration in Finance, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Accounting. He reports to Daniel Farley, global head of Multi Asset Class Solutions.