Kate Sandman McKinley

Senior Managing Director, General Counsel
Kate Sandman McKinley

Kate is a Senior Vice President and General Counsel of State Street Global Advisors. In this role, Kate is responsible for the global legal affairs of Global Advisors and oversees a team of experienced attorneys and paralegals located in Boston, Stamford, London, Dublin, Munich, Krakow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Kate is also a member of the Executive Management Group.

Prior to taking on this role, Kate was the Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Institutional Client Group. Kate partnered with the Head of the Institutional Client Group in developing the strategic direction, daily management and operation of the firm's institutional business in the US, Canada and Latin America, and oversaw and the execution of business strategy and the transformation of the firm's institutional client relationship management and servicing model.

Prior to her role as COO, Kate served as Deputy General Counsel at Global Advisors and led the legal team supporting the institutional and intermediary distribution channels. In addition, Kate provided legal support to the Global DC business as well as the Investment Solutions Group and advised on general fiduciary, securities law and ERISA-related matters.

Prior to joining Global Advisors in 2010, Kate was Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America, where she supported Columbia Management's mutual funds and hedge funds, institutional and intermediary distribution channels and registered investment adviser. Prior to working at Bank of America, Kate was an associate in the Investment Management Group at WilmerHale LLP, representing fund boards of trustees, investment advisers and broker-dealers, as well as mutual funds, hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles.

Kate earned her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College.


  • Years At SSGA : 13
  • Industry Start Date : 2002
  • College : Boston College Law School

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