Founding Partner / Chief Investment Officer, CIMA®

BWC’s Founding Partner is a true industry pioneer and thought leader. Having specialized in Public Pension Fund Management for over 30 years, John Beirne was the first broker in the country to convince a public pension fund to use independent money managers in 1978. His vast institutional expertise also includes private pension plans, endowments, hospitals, foundations and 401(k)s. John founded Beirne Wealth Consulting after a 46-year career at Merrill Lynch, much of it as head of the Beirne Wealth Management Group.

John holds a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation from the Wharton School of Business.

He is a 1965 graduate of the University of Connecticut where he received a degree in Economics. He also attended the Business Graduate School at the University of Bridgeport where he studied Corporate Finance. John is a certificate recipient from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania for Pension Fund and Money Management. He has also studied abroad at the INSEAD School in Fontainebleau, France specializing in Global Corporate Finance.

John has been a member of Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) since 1987. He received the Business Person of the Year Award in 1986 by the Milford Chamber of Commerce. In addition, John is a Trustee at the Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT where his responsibilities include monitoring the school’s endowment fund. John is also a board member of the First Tee of Connecticut and of the Connecticut Yankee Council Boy Scouts of America.