Dick Taggart

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Operations
Dick  Taggart

Dick Taggart is an executive vice president with global responsibility for State Street Global Advisors Investment Operations. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of operations, data, and client support services. Mr. Taggart joined State Street in March 2012 to head the Investment Manager Services business in North America, and became global head of IMS in 2013.

Prior to joining State Street, he was senior vice president and head of Global Operations at Alliance Bernstein, responsible for institutional investment management operations, fund services and broker-dealer operations. Mr. Taggart also served on the board of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Managers at OMGEO (a DTCC company).

He spent the majority of his career at Morgan Stanley as a managing director, where he was responsible for a variety of operations functions, including Transformation Services, Institutional Equity Operations, Global Custody Operations and MSCI Product Development. His international assignments have included Tokyo, London and Geneva.

Mr. Taggart also served as a principal in two start-up firms in technology and business process outsourcing. He was senior vice president and head of Global Business Architecture at JPMorgan Chase Global Investment Services, and vice president and head of Research Operations at Greenwich Associates.

Dick is also board chairman at Mass Insight Education, a non-profit based in Boston, focused on closing the achievement gap in underperforming school districts around the country via Turnaround Services as well as AP/STEM Programs to increase academic rigor.

He received his Master of Science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University.


  • Years At SSGA : 4
  • Industry Start Date : 1984
  • College : Columbia School of Engineering

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