David Ireland

Managing Director, Global Head, Defined Contribution
David  Ireland

David is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors and the Head of Global Defined Contribution. In this role, he is responsible for advancing SSGA's global defined contribution business, including product development, distribution, pricing, client service, operations and marketing infrastructure. He works closely with our global teams to build out competitive defined contribution offerings tailored to meet regional and country-specific requirements. Additionally, David is a member of SSGA's Senior Leadership Team.

Prior to joining SSGA, David was Director of DC Distribution for Wellington Management where he focused on business development and investment strategy. Prior to Wellington, David spent 12 years at SSGA in a variety of roles, including Head of US Consultant Relations and Director of the North American Defined Contribution Sales and Strategy. David began his career at the firm in 2004 as a Senior Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager for the Global Asset Allocation team where he was involved in designing and managing the SSGA Target Date Funds. Prior to joining SSGA, David spent five years as a strategic consultant with FactSet Research Systems.

David earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Skidmore College. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and CFA Institute. He holds series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA, and also holds the NFA Series 3 registration.


  • Years At SSGA : 2
  • College : Skidmore College

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