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Shannon Kirwin

Shannon Kirwin is a associate director, fixed income strategies for Morningstar’s EMEA manager research team and is based in Munich. She covers mutual funds with an emphasis on fixed-income strategies.

Before joining the German investment research team in July 2013, she spent four years in Morningstar’s Chicago office, first as a software training manager and then as a mutual fund analyst covering fixed-income strategies in the American market.

Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2009, she spent a year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as a Fulbright fellow. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.


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