Wall Street 50 – 2015

Terrence Murphy/ClearBridge Investments

Terrence Murphy is president and chief executive officer of ClearBridge Investments, a well-established global investment manager with a legacy dating back more than 50 years.

Appointed president in 2011 and CEO in 2012, Terrence has more than 26 years of financial industry experience and also serves as chairman of the ClearBridge Management and Risk Committees. Prior to his current positions, he served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Legg Mason Inc., COO at ClearBridge Investments, and CFO at predecessor firm Citigroup Asset Management.

Born in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, Terrence holds an M.B.A. in banking and finance from Hofstra University and a bachelor’s in accounting from Adelphi University.

A fourth-generation Irish American with paternal roots in County Cork, Terrence attributes his ethical priorities to his sense of heritage. He says: “My Irish heritage has taught me the value of hard work, ambition, and dedication. My ancestors have instilled a strong sense of community, to be grateful for those in our lives and the importance of helping others.”

He and his wife Mindy have two children, Jack and Samuel, and live in New York.