The Center Welcomes Karen Shaw Petrou and Suzanne Duncan to its Board of Advisors

(Boston) — Boston University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy has announced the election of Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal Financial Analytics, Inc., and Suzanne L. Duncan, Senior Vice President of State Street Corporation as members of its Board of Advisors.

Ms. Petrou founded Federal Financial Analytics in 1985. Her firm specializes in information and consulting services for financial institutions.  In addition to its analytical and advisory services it also focuses on legislative, regulatory, and policy issues affecting financial services-companies doing business in the U.S..  Previously, Petrou was an officer of Bank of America, based first in San Francisco at the company’s headquarters and then in Washington where she represented the bank on Capitol Hill and before regulatory agencies.  She earned a Masters of political science at University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelors of political science from Wellesley College, which included a yearlong honors study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ms. Duncan is the global head of research for State Street Corporation’s independent think tank, the Center for Applied Research.  Duncan worked for State Street from 1995-1999, and rejoined the bank in 2011 when she helped establish the Center, which is comprised of a global team of researchers located across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific region.  Duncan directs the research agenda and manages a global team of research managers to provide strategic insights on the future of the investment management industry.  Previously, Duncan served as the financial markets industry leader with IBM Corporation.  Ms. Duncan earned an MBA in finance from Boston College and a BA in economics and political science from The College of the Holy Cross.

Prof. Cornelius Hurley, Director for the Center for Finance, Law and Policy, in welcoming the newest members of the Center’s advisory board said, “Karen and Suzanne have established themselves as profoundly insightful observers of the financial services industry. The Center will benefit enormously from their talent and creativity.”