Cian Desmond

Director, Alternative Investment Research

Cian is Director of Alternative Investment Research for Shepherd Kaplan, with primary responsibility for developing investment strategy and alternative investment research. He conducts research on capital markets, securities analysis, macroeconomics, investment strategies and portfolio construction for institutional, endowment & foundation, and high-net-worth clients. Cian leads qualitative and quantitative due diligence of alternative investment managers and strategies. Cian is a member of the Firm’s Research Committee and assists the Firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Shepherd Kaplan, Cian worked in the Investment Research group at Canterbury Consulting where he was responsible for sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of fundamental hedge fund and private equity strategies. Cian graduated from the Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University with a degree in Finance. He is a CFA Level II Candidate.