Caitriona MacGuinness, CFA
Caitriona McGuinness, CFA is a partner at Mercer Ireland, where she leads both the defined contribution (DC) business and the Irish Mercer Master Trust. She oversees the provision of advice to clients across their defined contribution pension arrangements, including best practice structures for corporate pension plans, investment consulting, plan governance, and engaging members. Ms. McGuinness’s role also involves oversight of Mercer’s Irish delegated DC solution, Mercer Aspire, and contributing to the Mercer Ireland Country Leadership team. She has 18 years of experience in the investment and pension industries. Previously, she worked for 12 years as a senior fund manager at KBC Fund Management in Ireland, specialising in the management of emerging market equities. Ms. McGuinness has served as president of CFA Society Ireland and is a contributor to Irish media, commenting on issues relating to the investment and pension industries. She earned an undergraduate degree in international commerce from National University of Ireland Galway and a master’s degree in financial services from University College Dublin.