Louis de Montpellier

Senior Managing Director, Global Head, Official Institutions Group
Louis  de Montpellier

Louis is a Senior Managing Director and the Global Head of the Official Institutions Group of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation and a global leader in asset management. He also has senior responsibility for client coverage and product distribution in the Middle East. He is a member of several SSGA Executive and Management Committees, including the Global Investment Committee, the Executive Committee for the EMEA region and the Senior Leadership Team.

Louis joined SSGA in September 2013. His international finance career has included both official sector and private sector positions. Prior to his current role at SSGA, Louis was for eight years the Deputy Head of the Banking Department of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, one of the ten senior officials of the Bank and a member of its Management and Finance Committees. Before that, he was successively Director of Funding at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London and Executive Director of the National Debt Agency of Belgium in Brussels. He has previously worked for two investment banks in London, Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for business origination of capital market operations with sovereign and other public sector entities in Europe.

Louis is a Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). He is a regular writer and commentator on sovereign wealth and other issues related to the financial management of the official sector.

Louis has a Master of Law of the University of Leuven (Belgium), a Master of Arts in Economics of the University of Louvain (Belgium) and a Master of Business Administration of the Johnson Graduate School of management, Cornell University (USA).


  • Years At SSGA : 5

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