Julian Harding Managing Director and Head of Poland State Street Global Advisors
Julian Harding is Managing Director and Head of Poland for State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), where since December 2018 he has been Branch Head for the Global Hub in Kraków. He is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at SSGA.
Previously he was Managing Director, Global Head of Core Beta Research and managed Equity Beta Portfolios. Prior to joining SSGA in February 2016, Julian was Head of Index Fund Management with Legal & General Investment Management Ltd (LGIM), which he joined in 2005; he was an executive director with responsibility for the London-based equity and fixed income index fund management teams. Julian worked as a research physicist after university and subsequently qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. He moved into investment management in 1995 managing index, quantitative and other derivative-based portfolios. In 1998 he joined PwC as a senior manager focusing on investment management and in 2000 he joined the quantitative fund management house First Quadrant as an executive director.
Julian has a first class honours degree in Physics from the University of Southampton and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA), a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered FCISI) and having achieved the ASIP designation is also a member of the CFA Society of the UK.