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Brian McDonnell

Head of Global Pension Practice

Brian is the Global Head of the Pension Practice and has more than 14 years of investment experience. He joined Cambridge Associates in 2008 and oversees the firm’s work with more than 150 plan sponsors globally, including public, union, and non-profit plan sponsors; healthcare institutions; and other investors with multi-asset pools. Brian also works directly with clients, managing portfolios on their behalf and serving as an extension to plan sponsors’ in-house investment teams.

Brian is a regular speaker at global industry events, including Pension Bridge Annual, the National Treasurers Conference, CIEBA Annual Meeting, and Institutional Investor Forums. He has contributed to several Cambridge Associates publications on strategic pension plan management.

Before joining Cambridge Associates, Brian was a Senior Associate at Parthenon Capital, a middle-market private equity firm in Boston with approximately $2 billion in assets under management. Prior to this, he covered the transportation industry as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York City. Brian received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Williams College, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Recently authored insights by Brian:

Four Key Strategies for Managing Pension Risk

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