Last updated: 10:14 / Wednesday, 2 September 2020
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Jean Hynes to Succeed Brendan Swords as CEO of Wellington Management

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  • Brendan Swords, Chief Executive Officer, will retire from Wellington on 30 June 2021
  • Throughout her nearly 30 years at the firm, Hynes has researched the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as served as a healthcare portfolio manager
  • Since 2014, Hynes has served as one the firm’s three Managing Partners alongside Swords

Wellington Management has announced in a press release that Brendan Swords, Chief Executive Officer, will retire from Wellington on 30 June 2021. At that time, Jean Hynes, Managing Partner, will succeed him as CEO.

“One of the most enduring lessons of the Wellington partnership is the notion of stewardship, bringing along the next generation of leaders to allow us to better serve clients,” said Swords.

“I’m excited that Jean Hynes will be my successor. Over the course of her nearly 30 years at the firm, she has demonstrated the vision, optimism, and fortitude to lead Wellington in the years ahead. Her extensive investment and leadership experience align with our mission of delivering investment excellence to our clients”, he added.

Meanwhile, Hynes claimed to be “humbled and honored” to be the next CEO of Wellington Management. “I have had the privilege of learning alongside Brendan for many years, and I am looking forward to building on our long heritage of helping our clients and their beneficiaries around the world achieve their investment goals”, she said.

Hynes joined the firm in 1991 after graduating from Wellesley College with a BA in economics. Throughout her nearly 30 years at the firm, she has researched the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as served as a healthcare portfolio manager and leader of this sector’s research team. Since 2014, she has served as one the firm’s three Managing Partners alongside Swords. Hynes is a member of the Investment Committees at Wellesley College and the Winsor School.

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