Garvan McCarthy is a Partner and Mercer's Alternatives Leader – Europe, UK, AMEA, Pacific & LatAm based in Dublin. Garvan has over 18 years investment experience and specialises in alternative investments across both private market and hedge fund strategies. Prior to his current role Garvan was Mercer’s Chief Investment Officer Alternatives - Europe. Garvan is a member of Mercer's Global Strategic Research Committee and chairs Mercer's Sustainable Opportunities Investment Committee and is a member of both the Private Debt and Hedge Fund Investment Committees. Garvan joined Mercer in 2003 and has worked in London and Dublin primarily focussed on implementing alternative allocations for client portfolios. Garvan graduated with a first class honours degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies from University College Dublin, Ireland. Garvan is a Fellow of both the Institute of Actuaries in the UK (FIA) and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland (FSAI) as well as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).