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Effie K. Datson
Senior Managing Director, Global Head of AIS Product Management
State Street
Effie Datson is responsible for business development and product management across the State Street Alternative Investment Solutions business. She joined in May 2015 with an initial focus on further strengthening the global reach of its infrastructure-only managed account platform (MAP), InfraHedge.

InfraHedge provides independent governance and risk management infrastructure to make investing in complex portfolios more controlled, transparent and cost effective for institutional investors. It has grown to $19.3bn of AUM in less than five years.

Prior to joining State Street, Datson was Global Co-Head of Hedge Fund Distribution at Deutsche Bank’s Asset & Wealth Management division. She was also instrumental in developing the dbSelect business into an industry-leading derivatives platform for investing in highly-liquid alternative return streams.

Before Deutsche Bank, Datson was Business Development Manager at IKOS, a systematic global macro hedge fund. In 2003-2005, she was a trader and researcher at R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, a quantitative, short-term futures and FX trading fund based in New York. She was briefly an hedge fund allocator with Rutherford Asset Management, an investment company of the Lord Jacob Rothschild family office.Datson started her finance career at Goldman Sachs, where she was a Vice President in Foreign Exchange.

Datson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in social sciences from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, magna cum laude. She is former Board Chair and Founder of 100 Women in Hedge Funds in Europe. In 2015 and 2011, she was named one of the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by The Hedge Fund Journal in association with Ernst & Young.