Layne Finnerty is the Global Head of Defined Contribution Research and Product Development for State Street Global Advisors and she serves as a Managing Director and member of the Senior Leadership Team. In her role, Layne is responsible for advancing thought leadership and research for SSGA's global defined contribution business as well as leading our efforts in the development of innovative and best-in-class products that address the needs of plan sponsors and participants. Prior to her role on the Defined Contribution Team, Layne was responsible for Sales Strategy and Business Development within the Institutional Client Group.
Prior to joining SSGA in 2013, Layne worked at Bridgewater Associates where she was a client advisor responsible for advising on asset allocation, active management, asset liability management as well as building strategic relationships with institutional clients in North America. Layne also worked at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers, where she served in a variety of corporate strategy roles after beginning her career as an equity research analyst. Layne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.