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Brian McDonnell

Head of Global Pension Practice

Brian McDonnell is the Head of the Global Pension Practice at Cambridge Associates.

Brian joined the firm in 2008 and has more than 20 years of investment experience. He 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 as their OCIO.

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, including, A Balancing Act: Strategies for Financial Executives in Managing Pension Risk.

Before joining Cambridge Associates, Brian worked at Parthenon Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Prior to that, he worked at Morgan Stanley.

Brian received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics and Political Science from Williams College.

Recently authored insights by Brian:

Four Key Strategies for Managing Pension Risk

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