State Street Global Markets, the research and trading arm of State Street Corp., has appointed William Cunningham as senior vice president of fixed income research. He reports to Mark Marinella, executive vice president and global head of fixed income research, sales and trading.
Earlier this year, State Street announced that it was enhancing its trading, research and analytics capabilities in fixed income. Cunningham’s appointment augments this initiative and the company says his 20 years’ experience will be an asset in its ability to provide clients with insights in to the global bond market.
Prior to joining State Street, Cunningham was responsible for building and leading credit research and strategy efforts at JP Morgan Securities Corp., Merrill Lynch and FTN Financial Securities Corp. He most recently served as chief executive as well as chief investment officer for Connecticut-based Breakaway Capital Advisors, a start-up credit hedge fund and independent research firm that he founded and managed.