Jessica Donohue

Global Head of Performance & Analytics, State Street Global Services

Jessica Donohue is the global head of Performance & Analytics for State Street Global Services, providing performance measurement, attribution, contribution, allocation and risk analytics to more than 500 institutional clients globally.

Previously, Donohue founded and was global head of the Advisory and Information Solutions business for State Street Global Exchange where she and her team created several new business lines including investable indices and advisory solutions. She also served as Chief Innovation Officer for 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 in Global Exchange, Donohue served as global head of State Street Associates (SSA), State Street’s academic partnership, supporting the acceleration of innovation across State Street.

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

Donohue received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, 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 Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.