State Avenue Company brings in world insurance coverage head

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Jason Knight has been named global head of Insurance for State Street Corporation.

The financial services company – which has 39,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 100 geographic markets – has acquired Knight from BNY Mellon. The Key Hire brings 27 years of experience in various positions in insurance and investment management.

“I see 2021 as a crucial year for the insurance industry,” assures Knight. “The challenges that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic have opened up new opportunities and new ways of working with our customers and partners.

“I am very excited to come to State Street and lead a world class team at such an important moment for the insurance industry.”

Francisco Aristeguieta, Chief Executive, Institutional Services, is excited to welcome the global chief insurance company to State Street.

“With his in-depth knowledge of our industry and his deep understanding of the challenges insurers are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Aristeguieta, “I am confident that Jason will strengthen our position as the preferred outsourcing partner for our customers . ”