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Tom Byrne


Tom Byrne founded Byrne Asset Management in 1998. He serves as the Managing Director and Head of Equity Portfolio Management and brings over 35 years experience in the securities industry to his clients. Previously he worked at Commodities Corporation, Shearson Lehman, Inc., and as a securities and commodities lawyer at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in NYC.

Mr. Byrne was a chair of the New Jersey State Investment Council, overseeing investment of New Jersey’s public pension fund assets.  He has also served as a member of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission, and has written and spoken extensively on these issues.  He also served two terms as Chairman of the Democratic State Committee in New Jersey. He serves as a Trustee on the New Jersey Committee of the Regional Plan Association. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Fordham Law School. Mr. Byrne has been a member of the Board of The Fund for New Jersey since 2006.