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Head of Investment – Ireland
Aoifinn Devitt joined the international business of Federated Hermes as Head of Investment – Ireland, located in the Dublin Office, in January 2019. Aoifinn has worked with institutional clients for her entire investment career, which has spanned the US, Europe and Asia. In April 2016, she assumed the role of CIO of the Chicago Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund. From 2002 to 2006 she worked as a specialist consultant at Cambridge Associates Limited (London and Boston), where she specialised in the hedge fund area and worked with a range of institutional investors on their alternative allocations. In 2006, she established Clontarf Capital, a research and consulting firm with a particular focus on assisting public pension funds. She also developed a particular specialty in Asia-focused alternatives, developing and leading a product focused on that area, as well as in the tactical asset allocation and opportunistic credit areas. Previously, Aoifinn worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in London and as a corporate attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton (New York and Hong Kong).
Aoifinn graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first-class degree in law and received a BCL (Oxon) and an MBA (INSEAD, Dean’s list).
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