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Alistair Byrne, Head of EMEA Pensions and Retirement Strategy, State Street Global Advisors

Alistair is Head of EMEA Pensions and Retirement Strategy at State Street Global Advisors. He is responsible for thought leadership and product strategy for retirement and long-term savings markets across the EMEA region. He works with our clients – DB and DC pension plans, platforms and intermediaries, consultants – to help ensure good outcomes for their plan members and customers. Alistair is well known for his work on pensions and retirement issues, regularly publishing research, speaking at conferences and being quoted in the press. 

Prior to joining State Street in 2014, Alistair was a Senior DC Investment Consultant at Towers Watson, where he advised a number of large DC plans and led a team of DC consultants and analysts. He has over 25 years investment experience, as a consultant, business school academic, and in a number of senior investment roles at AEGON UK. Alistair is a CFA charterholder and has a PhD in finance from the University of Strathclyde.