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Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Consultant to Fundsters Dies

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An influential strategy consultant to some of the world's biggest asset managers passed away last weekend.

John Francis Casey
1943 - 2020
John Casey, co-founder of Casey Quirk died on Saturday, April 25 at the age of 77, MFWire has learned. The retired entrepreneur suffered a fatal heart attack, Institutional Investor and Pensions & Investments report, and he died at home inn Wilton, Connecticut, P&I notes.

John Francis Casey was born in Milwaukee on January 22, 1943. In 1967, he graduated from Milton College, where he played football.

Casey entered finance in 1969 when he joined Paine Webber, where he helped from the Evaluation Associates pension and profit-sharing plan investment consulting business. He co-founded pension consulting firm Rogers, Casey & Barksdale (later known as RogersCasey) in 1976; that firm sold to Barra in 1996.

Then, in 2002, Casey, Kevin Quirk, and Chris Acito co-founded Casey Quirk, a strategic consulting firm supporting asset managers and wealth management firms. Over the years, he advised leaders at firms like Barclays Global Investors, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Hellman & Friedman, and he was involved in the formation of Artisan Partners. The Casey Quirk team lays claim to having advised eight of the ten biggest asset managers in the world.

Casey retired as Casey Quirk's chairman in 2015, and Deloitte bought the firm in 2016.

Outside of work, Casey was an avid Deadhead and a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Casey is survived by: Bridget Sullivan Casey, his wife of 54 years, whom he met at Milton; three daughters; eight grandchildren; and his brothers, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews. There will be a private service and burial, and later this year Casey's family will host a celebration of his life.

In Casey's memory, the family is directing donations to the Stamford Hospital Foundation. 

Edited by: Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

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