CEO, Mediolanum Asset ManagementRead More
CEO, Mediolanum Asset Management
Furio Pietribiasi is Managing Director of Mediolanum Asset Management and Mediolanum International Funds, and is a member of the Board of Mediolanum International Life.
He was previously responsible for the development of of funds and insurance products, distributed in Italy, Germany and Spain and he oversaw the selection and the relationships with the external investment advisors.
He started his career in investment management in Mediolanum Gestione Fondi in Milan and prior to that worked in one of the leading legal and fiscal practices in Italy.
He holds a BA in Finance and Economics.
CEO, Irish Life Investment ManagersRead More
CEO, Irish Life Investment Managers
Patrick Burke was appointed MD of Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) in 2013. He was previously been responsible for the delivery of investment products and services to trustees and pension clients and for the strategic development of investment solutions to the institutional pensions market.
Prior to joining ILIM in 2006, he was a director and professional trustee at Irish Pensions Trust, and a solicitor with Mercer.
He is a past Chair of the European Federation for Retirement Provision and of the Irish Association of Pension Funds. A solicitor by profession, he is an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute and an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin.
CEO, Setanta Asset ManagementRead More
CEO, Setanta Asset Management
Kieran Dempsey is the MD and Chief Investment Officer of Setanta Asset Management. Prior to joining Setanta in 2008, he was the CEO and CIO of GE Asset Management, and previously worked with ABN Amro in London.
He holds a B.A. from University College Dublin.
CFO, Merrion Investment ManagersRead More
CFO, Merrion Investment Managers
Brian Hall is CFO of Merrion Investment Managers, with responsibility for finance and investment administration.
After graduating with an M.A. in Economics from UCD, he worked with Ernst & Young and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995, before joining Merrion in 1998.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
CEO, KBI Global InvestorsRead More
CEO, KBI Global Investors
Sean Hawkshaw is the CEO of KBI Global Investors.
Having started his career with Bank of Ireland Asset Management, he joined the Ulster Bank IM in 1992 and has been with the operation through a series of ownership changes, most recently the purchase by Amundi in 2016.
He holds a B.A. from Trinity College Dublin, and an M.B.S. (Banking and Finance) from UCD.
Managing Director, Co-Head of the CCS European business, and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He is also responsible for overseeing CCS’s European capital markets activities. Mr. Leonard sits on CCS’s European Syndicated Credit Investment Committee, GSO’s CCS Management Committee, and the Global Structured Credit Investment Committee, with regards to European investments.
He joined GSO at the time of GSO’s acquisition of Harbourmaster Capital Management Limited in 2012. In Harbourmaster Mr. Leonard was a Director and Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Trading.
Mr. Leonard received a M.A. in Economics from University College Dublin and an M.B.A. with distinction from Trinity College Dublin.
Head of EU Wholesale, Standard LifeRead More
Head of EU Wholesale, Standard Life
Jennifer Richards is responsible for leading and growing the European Wholesale business for Standard Life Investments including client management, business development, servicing and operations. She is also Practice Leader for Standard Life’s Irish business.
She joined Standard Life Investments in 2004 and has over 20 years investment experience. She holds a degree in Statistics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and an MSc in Investment & Treasury from Dublin City University.
CEO, Pioneer Investment ManagementRead More
CEO, Pioneer Investment Management
Robert Richardson is the CEO of Pioneer Investment Management. He joined Pioneer Investments in 1994 to establish and manage new investment management and administration ventures in Europe. He moved to Ireland during the autumn of 1994 to establish Pioneer Investments’ Irish operation
and is involved in Pioneer Investments businesses across Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Before joining Pioneer Investments, he was a Vice President in The Boston Company’s Fund Administration Division. While at The Boston Company, he was responsible for international operations management, systems development and business strategy.
He holds B.A in Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont, USA and a General Course Certificate from the London School of Economics.
CIO, Zurich LifeRead More
CIO, Zurich Life
David Warren is the Chief Investment Officer of Zurich Life. He joined Zurich over 20 years ago from Irish Life and has held a range of roles in the Group. He holds a Masters in Economics from UCD.
Country Head, State Street Global AdvisorsRead More
Country Head, State Street Global Advisors
Ann Prendergast is a Managing Director and Head of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) Ireland. Joining SSGA Ireland as a relationship manager in 2000, Ann subsequently became head of this area in 2010, with responsibility for managing the firm’s engagement activities with a client base that includes pension schemes, charities, corporate and intermediaries. Ann was appointed Head of SSGA Ireland in July 2017.
Prior to joining SSGA Ireland, Ann worked with the Bank of Ireland Group in both their fund administration and private banking divisions.
Ann holds a Business Studies Degree from the University of Limerick and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is a director of the Irish Association of Pension Funds and is on the Board of the National Gallery of Ireland.
CEO & Company Secretary, IAIMRead More
CEO & Company Secretary, IAIM
Regina was appointed CEO of the IAIM in 2017.
Prior to this she was the Director General of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) where she spearheaded the ongoing professional development of the Association as a lobbying body and provider of technical services to its members.
She has extensive international investment experience, gained in Russia and Eastern Europe, ranging from designing and implementing stock exchange activities, to training in investment and modern portfolio theory and to providing banking, capital markets and corporate finance expertise to the banking industry.
Her early career included institutional fund management at AIB Bank and Zurich Insurance (Eagle Star Insurance Group), and stockbroking at Solomons Stockbrokers.
She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Institutes of Taxation and of Investment Management and Research.