Robert Walker

robert walker

EMEA Head of Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

Robert is a Managing Director and Head of EMEA on the Asset Stewardship team of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).

Robert and his colleagues on the Asset Stewardship Team are responsible for developing and implementing SSGA's global proxy voting policies and guidelines across all investment strategies, and managing SSGA's proxy voting activities and issuer engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Prior to joining SSGA in 2017, Robert was a Director for Social and Governance research at HSBC Bank plc where he lead coverage on ESG issues. Previous financial service roles also include head of Governance research for equity broker Kepler Cheuvreux, and Stewardship Services Manager Europe for GO Investment Partners. During his career, Robert has been ranked in the Extel survey, ranking #1 in 2017, 2015, 2014 & 2013 for governance equity research. Robert holds a BA (Hons) degree in History & Politics from Queen Mary University of London.