Barry F.X. Smith

Senior Managing Director, Head of Americas Institutional Client
Barry F.X. Smith

Barry is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors, and head of the Americas Institutional Client Group (ICG), leading the strategic direction and growth of the institutional business for clients in N. America, Canada and Latin America.

Barry oversees Sales and Relationship Management and leads initiatives related to focus products and driving business opportunities. Barry is a member of the firm's Executive Management Group.

Barry has more than twenty-five years of experience in financial services with a focus on institutional sales and distribution. He was previously Chief Operating Officer for ICG and Head of State Street Global Advisors' Global Cash Business. In this role he led the day-to-day management of ICG and was accountable for the overall client experience.

Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors in 2010, Barry worked at BlackRock, where he served as managing director and head of the Private Label Cash Management business. Barry joined BlackRock via its acquisition of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where he served as head of institutional cash management and in various sales and marketing management roles.

Barry earned a BA in financial economics from Saint Anselm College, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.


  • Years At SSGA : 9
  • Industry Start Date : 1987
  • College : Saint Anselm College

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