PEOPLE

Aoifinn DevittAoifinn Devitt

Aoifinn Devitt is Head of Investment (Ireland) at the international business of Federated Hermes Limited, acts as an independent investment adviser to a 4 LGPS public pension funds and is a member of the Investment Committee of SAUL, the investment committee of MDRC and the investment committee of the endowment of Trinity College Dublin.  She was previously CIO at the $2.6 bn Chicago Policemen’s Pension Fund, a public defined benefit plan.  She has worked with institutional investors for over 20 years, as a consultant and an advisor, and has developed global experience in the US, Europe and Asia.  In 2020 she created The Fiftyfaces Podcast, a podcast focused on showcasing the richness and diversity of the world of investment by telling stories of a diverse group of people. She has a particular focus on knowledge sharing among institutional investors, alternative assets, investing for impact and integrating sustainable investing principles into investment portfolios. 

Maeve McQuillan

Maeve McQuillan is an award winning Irish screenwriter whose shorts and features have screened in numerous international film festivals, including Torino, Slamdance, and SXSW where her feature UP WITH ME won the special jury prize. Her films have also been distributed theatrically and screened on TV in Europe and the US, including the IFC channel and Arte. After graduating from UCLA with a MFA in directing, Maeve worked as a story producer for CBS Lookback Series and more recently as a consultant for Creative Media in Europe. Maeve’s recent TV project The BORDER has been optioned by Fantastic Films in Ireland and her feature SILVIA is in pre-production. Maeve’s TV project DARKENED ROOM is currently in development with Blinder Films and is being supported by Screen Ireland.

Dr. Genia DiamondGenia Diamond

Dr. Genia Diamond has spent over 15 years in investment management. Her roles encompassed investment research, marketing, sales and PR and enterprise management.  Most recently she was a co-founder and CEO at Merlyn Advisors, a specialist investment boutique. Prior to that she was a partner at Cantab Capital where she led the global business development, marketing and PR. She worked on a complex acquisition process that culminated in the sale of the firm to a strategic partner.  Prior to that she held leadership positions at OMAM, Solent Capital and Bluecrest. She was a senior researcher at PAAMCO before.  She has a PhD in Linguistics. She is a Chair of Trustees for STEMS Skills Fund and a senior leader at 100 Women in Finance. She has a passion for building friendships and connecting people. She believes one should be doing good to be doing well.