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Cynthia Steer

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Cynthia Steer is a member of IOR's Strategic Advisory Team.

Cynthia currently serves as a Director and Chair of the Investment Committee for MissionSquare, a $75 billion not-for-profit organization dedicated to retirement security essential workers as well as an Independent Director for Xponance, a firm devoted to emerging and diverse managers. She also serves on the Investment Committees of the Hartford, New Haven Community Foundations and Hartford Healthcare. In 2014, she retired as Executive Vice President, Head of Manager Research, Performance Analytics, and Investment Solutions at BNY Mellon Investment Management. In addition, she served as senior investment advisor to the executive management of BNY Mellon Investment Management, was a member of the BNY Mellon Benefit Investment Committee and headed up the firm's outsourced CIO efforts.


Cynthia received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Corporate Director Certificate from Harvard Business School as well as an M.S. in Education from the Bank Street School.

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