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David Barnes, CFA

Senior Consultant

David started his investment career in 2000 and joined NEPC in 2011. His consulting responsibilities and background include servicing public pension plans, corporate pension plans, endowments, and foundations. David serves as a member of NEPC’s International and Global Equity Research Advisory Group.

Prior to joining NEPC, David was a Senior Investment Consultant at Hewitt EnnisKnupp where he held a variety of leadership roles, such as heading the U.S.-based global, non-U.S., and emerging markets equity research for the firm’s Global Investment Management team. During his tenure at Hewitt EnnisKnupp, he authored several technical research papers and reports on investment topics such as portfolio transition management, credit default swaps, 401(k) plan design, active versus passive management, and soft dollars. Before Hewitt EnnisKnupp, David was an Investment Consultant with Towers Watson Investment Consulting.

David received his B.B.A. in Finance from Georgia Southern University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and a member of the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals. David also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. Prior to his investment career, David served three years on active duty in the United States Army followed by two years in the Florida National Guard.

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