Russell Turns to Barry McInerney

July 24, 2006 ( - Russell Investment Group announced on Monday that Barry McInerney will be its new director of client service.

McInerney will lead a 37-person team based in New York City that is responsible for servicing Russell’s US institutional clients, according to the news release.

He will continue leveraging the recently launched Russell Road Map, which helps clients identify the investment strategy that best meets their philosophy, including the firm’s full range of investment management capabilities, performance reporting and industry-moving research. McInerney will join Russell’s Operating Committee and will also serve as a member of the Institutional Executive Committee, the company said.

McInerney joins Russell after 19 years at Mercer Inc., where he most recently served as president of Mercer Global Investments in the US. He also chaired the US board of the Mercer Trust Company and was a member of Mercer HR Consulting’s global leadership team.

McInerney holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce and finance through the university’s actuarial science program.