CIO Symposium Contributor


Jessica Donohue

Chief Innovation Officer

State Street Global Exchange

Symposium Roles

Speaker/Panelist 2015

Panels Participated in


Jessica Donohue is the Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Advisory and Information Solutions for State Street Global Exchange, State Street’s data and analytics organization which provides clients with sophisticated real-time data, analytics and electronic trading solutions that offer enhanced portfolio and risk insight, as well as improved decision-making capabilities. Jessica and her team capitalize on their 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.

Previously, Jessica served as global head of State Street Associates (SSA), State Street’s academic partnership, which supports the acceleration of innovation across Global Exchange and State Street broadly. Under Jessica’s leadership, SSA pioneered new areas of thought leadership, strategic partnerships, and creative models for collaborating with clients. She also directed investor behavior research at SSA, and currently serves on the board of the WM Company Limited. 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.

Jessica 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.