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Catherine McLaughlin

Head of U.K. Institutional Sales
Catherine McLaughlin is the head of Institutional Sales for the U.K. and Ireland at Allspring Global Investments. In this role, she leads our institutional sales efforts in the U.K. and Ireland and is responsible for strategy and execution.

Catherine joined Allspring from Allianz Global Investors where she served as U.K. institutional sales director. Prior to that, Catherine was at State Street Global Advisors, Aon Hewitt, and Irish Life Investment Managers. She also served as a lecturer to bachelor of commerce students at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. She began her investment industry career in 2002.


Catherine is an advocate for inclusion and diversity and is a member of the Diversity Project’s Returners workstream. She earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Trinity College Dublin and a master’s degree in investment and treasury from Dublin City University. Catherine has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) and CAIA designations. She is a council member of AIMSE Europe.

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