BOSTON–December 6, 2023NEPC, LLC one of the industry’s largest independent, research-driven investment consulting firms, today announced the election of six new partners and the promotion of five new principals across the firm. These new elections and promotions will be effective January 1, 2024.

2023 has seen strong growth for NEPC and its client portfolios. These new promotions highlight NEPC’s commitment to cultivating an experienced team across the firm that clients can trust will help them achieve their long-term goals.

“NEPC takes immense pride in nurturing and empowering our exceptional talent,” said Michael Manning, Managing Partner of NEPC. “It’s an honor to watch our team grow within the firm and also to bring in fresh perspectives.

The newly elected Partners are:

  • Rick Ciccione, Senior Consultant
  • Rose Dean, CFA, Senior Consultant
  • Oliver Fadly, Head of Private Debt Investments
  • Joe Nankof, ASA, Senior Consultant
  • Deirdre Robert, CFA, CAIA, Senior Consultant
  • Daniel Runnals, CFA, CAIA, Senior Consultant

NEPC’s new Principals are:

  • David Barnes, CFA, CAIA, Senior Consultant
  • Peggy Boraks, Senior Controller
  • Aaron Chastain, CFA, Senior Consultant
  • Nick Mann, Senior Investment Director, Private Markets
  • Emma O’Brien, Senior Consultant

Manning also stated, “These well-deserved appointments are a testament to our culture and core beliefs of elevating the experience and value we bring to the table to provide our clients with best-in-class solutions.”

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NEPC is an independent investment consultant, private wealth advisor, and OCIO provider serving over 400 retainer clients and $1.6 trillion in total assets. Combining a proprietary research team dedicated to the long-term challenges facing investors with our unique client-centric model, NEPC builds forward-looking investment portfolios for institutional investors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. To learn more about NEPC, visit


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