IRELAND - Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM) has made two further appointments to its investment team, as it works to restore management following the defections of six senior personnel in the fourth quarter of last year.
Ciaran O’Neill, portfolio manager with Fidelity Management & Research Company in Boston joins BIAM as a director with specific responsibility in managing global equities.
Ciaran first joined Fidelity in 1995 and has gained outstanding investment experience. Most recently at Fidelity, Ciaran has been responsible for managing institutional and retail value-style equity funds.
William Killeen has been appointed as a senior equity manager with specific responsibility for managing European equities. William has more than 10 years’ investment industry experience, most recently as an investment manager with Setanta Asset Management. He previously worked at BNP Paribas Asset Management and Standard Bank, both in London.
Commenting on today’s appointments, Kevin Dolan (pictured), chief executive of BIAM said: “Both of these appointments are significant additions to the existing investment team and along with the appointments we made before Christmas. Paul Boyne, Ivan Fox and Matthew Beale – demonstrate that we are 100% committed to ensuring that we continue to have an investment team of the highest calibre.”
Matthew Beale was brought on to head a centralised trading desk.
BIAM plans to make two additional hires to complete the team in the coming months.
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