June 30, 2020 — Boston — NEPC, LLC, one of the largest independent, research-driven investment consulting firms, today announced that Samuel M. Austin, III has been elected by his fellow partners to the firm,s Executive Committee.

“Sam is an extraordinary leader and a true asset to NEPC,” said Michael Manning, Managing Partner of NEPC. “In addition to shaping the future of the firm by helping to build our business and strengthen our management, Sam is creating positive change in the broader financial industry as an influential advocate for diverse investment managers.”

With over three decades of investment experience, Austin has quickly made a strong impact on NEPC since joining as a partner in 2017. Austin, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, manages NEPC’s Western U.S. Public Funds business. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Board, Co-Chair of the Diverse Manager Committee, and as a member of the Impact Investing Committee.

Under Austin’s leadership, NEPC launched their Investment Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) and announced a diverse investment manager policy to increase representation of diverse managers on NEPC’s focused placement list. The IDAC convenes institutional investors to discuss measurable ways to promote diversity in their own organizations and investment decisions.

“As the newest member of NEPC’s Executive Committee, I look forward to providing leadership on all issues that will determine the firm’s future, including our role in building a more inclusive financial industry,” Austin said.

Austin previously held senior roles at FIS Group, Virtus Investment Partners, Barclays Global Investors, and Bankers Trust Company. Austin earned both his M.B.A. in finance and B.S. from Boston University.

Other members of the Executive Committee include Michael P. Manning, Sean W. B. Gill, Doug Moseley, and Neil Sheth. Austin fills a vacancy on the committee after Christine Loughlin’s term ended.


NEPC is an independent investment consultant and private wealth advisor with more than 30 years’ experience. Combining a proprietary research team dedicated to the long-term challenges facing institutional and high-net investors, with our unique client-centric model, NEPC builds forward-looking investment portfolios.

We service over 350 retainer clients representing assets over $1.1 trillion from our offices in Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Portland and San Francisco.

To learn more about NEPC, visit https://www.nepc.com/


Kerry Mullen
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