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Davy Global Fund Management is part of the Davy Group, one of Ireland's leading financial services groups, serving domestic and international clients for over 90 years.

Since its inception in 1926, the Davy Group has maintained a reputation as a recognised leader in investment management. We are different because we get to know our clients personally, understand their circumstances and aspirations and together we commit to achieving their unique goals.

With over 700 employees working in offices throughout Ireland, London and Luxembourg, the Davy Group offers a wide range of services - from wealth management, to capital markets, to corporate finance - to private clients, small businesses, corporations and institutional investors.

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Davy Global Fund Management

Davy Global Fund Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of J&E Davy Holdings, which services c. €14 billion of assets (as at 31st August 2019). By combining the strength and expertise of our asset management and management company services, we provide a comprehensive solution for all your investment needs.

Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in London and Luxembourg, Davy Global Fund Management is part of the Davy Group, one of Ireland’s leading financial services providers, serving domestic and international clients for over 90 years. The board of Davy Global Fund Management has extensive experience in the financial services industry. The following biographies outline the depth and breadth of expertise the directors bring to the board.

Mary (Marie) O’Connor

Chairperson of the Board

Irish resident

Marie was an audit partner with PwC Ireland for 30 years until September 2017. She has an extensive knowledge of the asset and investment management sectors, which she has developed through leading PwC’s Irish Asset Management and Financial Services practice and being a member of PwC’s Global Investment Management Leadership executive. She has worked extensively with US companies expanding into Europe, as well as in the US, the UK and Canada. Marie is a member of University College Dublin President’s Advisory Board and of the 30% Club Ireland’s Steering Committee. She has formerly been a non-executive board member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Economic and Social Research Institute of Ireland, Dublin Airport Authority, IDA Ireland and Irish Life. Marie is a Barrister at Law, a Certified Accountant (FCCA) and she has completed a Harvard Business Executive Education - Women on Corporate Boards.

Tom Berrigan

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Irish resident

Tom is the CEO of Davy Global Fund Management having joined Davy in 1999. Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector and has extensive knowledge of the investment fund sector. Tom is a Certified Investment Fund Director and a member of the Institute of Bankers. His current activities include consulting on the regulatory, structuring and management aspects of European regulated and unregulated investment funds.

Paul O'Shea

Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer 

Irish resident

Paul has over 26 years’ experience in the financial services industry covering sectors such as capital markets (Bank of Ireland Capital Markets), asset management and wealth management. Paul joined Davy from Bank of Ireland Asset Management Limited (BIAM) in 2006 where he worked for 11 years. He was head of the global support team and joined BIAM from Bank of Ireland Group’s treasury division, where he spent seven years specialising in derivative and bond analysis and reporting. He is a commerce graduate and holds a Masters in Business Studies from University College Dublin. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has extensive experience in the funds industry covering the implementation of new funds systems, managing funds operations teams and interacting with various delegates to funds.

Paul Giblin

Managing Director

Irish resident

Paul has been working in the financial services industry since 1995. Paul started his career at Merrill Lynch where he was a director in the global equity trading business, focusing on equity derivatives. Paul joined Davy Private Clients in 2003 to focus on alternatives investments and was Head of Alternative Investments until 2010 when he was appointed Head of Global Investment Selection. Paul became Chief Executive Officer of Davy Asset Management in 2014 and is now Managing Director of Davy Global Fund Management. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. He is a graduate of University College Dublin where he received a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters degree in Financial Services.

Brenda Buckley

Non-Executive Director 

Irish resident

Brenda is an independent and certified investment fund director. She has over 20 years’ experience in the investment funds industry providing administration, custody, banking and financing; and specialising in alternative investment funds servicing, operations, risk management and compliance. Brenda worked with Fortis/ABN AMRO Prime Fund Solutions (“PFS”) for 16 years in the role of Ireland country manager. During this time, Brenda was also a member of the global management team where she held the position of chief risk officer of the PFS group for 10 years. Prior to this, Brenda was the managing director and director of operations of the Fund Administration Company. From 1990 to 1995 Brenda worked with International Fund Managers (Ireland) Ltd. where she was a lead manager for an investment funds administration team. Brenda was granted the designation of Certified Investment Fund Director in 2013 by the Institute of Banking in Ireland (a recognised college of UCD) and the Irish Funds Industry Association and she is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Edward Ward

Non-Executive Director

Irish resident

Edward is a highly experienced risk and governance professional with 38 years’ experience in international and domestic banking. He retired from AIB in 2019 where he held various senior executive positions since 2007, including Divisional Chief Credit Officer. Prior to joining AIB, he held senior executive positions in corporate banking and risk management with Citigroup over a period of 22 years, mainly overseas, having started his banking career with The Investment Bank of Ireland. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Studies degree from University College Dublin and completed the Chartered Secretary qualification with the UK Chartered Governance Institute. He is a Qualified Financial Advisor and Fellow of the Institute  of Banking and a Chartered Director of the UK Institute of Directors.  Edward is also  a Non-executive Director of Scotiabank (Ireland) DAC and The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC).  

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