BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) today announced the appointment of Jason Knight as global head of the firm’s Insurance segment. In this role, Knight will be responsible for creating and executing the Insurance Segment’s strategy globally, and will work closely with senior leadership in sales, product, as well as State Street’s other business lines to ensure delivery of an outstanding client experience.
Knight joins State Street from BNY Mellon, where he was most recently the head of the Insurance Segment in the Americas for Asset Servicing. Knight brings 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has served in a number of Insurance and Investment Management segment-related leadership, business development, product and relationship management roles throughout the years.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Jason to State Street,” said Francisco Aristeguieta, chief executive officer of State Street Institutional Services division. “With his deep knowledge of our industry, coupled with his acute understanding of the challenges facing insurers stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, I am confident Jason will strengthen our position as the outsourcing partner of choice for our clients.”
Knight’s appointment is the latest in a series of announcements and enhancements State Street has made in the past two years in support of its insurance clients spanning people, technology and more integrated solutions. In 2020, State Street announced a business partnership with SimCorp to offer a fully integrated investment outsourcing solution for insurance clients in EMEA. The partnership, leverages State Street’s AlphaSM platform, and provides insurance companies in the EMEA region with a premier servicing solution. It also actively addresses operational efficiency and helps them deliver improved accuracy and timely, high-quality data for their front-to-back operations. Additionally, the firm announced in 2020 the appointment of Christian Bongiovanni as the regional segment head for insurance in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Bongiovanni will report to Knight.
“I see 2021 as a defining year for the insurance industry. The challenges that unfolded during the COVID-19 pandemic unlocked new opportunities and new ways of working with our clients and partners,” said Knight. “I’m very excited to be joining State Street and leading a first rate team at such an important moment for the insurance industry.”
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