Alex Lawton
Senior Managing Director, Head of Securities Finance, EMEA
State Street

Alex Lawton is a Senior Managing Director in State Street’s Securities Finance division. As Head of Securities Finance, EMEA, Alex is responsible for business oversight, and strategy development / execution in the region.
Prior to joining State Street he was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Finance, EMEA at Barclays. In this role, he was responsible for managing the firm’s Equity Finance, Delta 1 and Equity Prime Services businesses in the region.  This encompassed Cash and Synthetic Prime Brokerage, Stock Loan, Delta 1 and Secured Funding.
Alex has over 20 years’ experience in the Securities Finance industry and has worked at a number of firms including PwC, Lehman Brothers and Bank of America carrying out a variety of trading and senior management roles.
At State Street Alex is a member of the Global Markets EMEA, Senior Management Committee, Trading and Market Risk Committee and the Securities Finance Global Management team. He also serves on the boards of ISLA (“International Securities Lending Association”) and Equilend Europe and is a member of the Bank of England, Securities Lending and Repo Committee (“SLRC”).
Mr. Lawton graduated with a BA (Hons) Accountancy Studies from Exeter University, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts England and Wales (ICAEW) and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.