About Our People

Our People

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Paul Giblin

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Giblin is Chief Executive Officer of Davy Asset Management. He is responsible for implementing Davy Asset Management’s business strategy and objectives. Prior to joining the Davy group, Paul worked for Merrill Lynch as a director in the Global Equity trading business, focusing on equity derivatives. He joined Davy Private Clients as Head of Alternative Investments in 2003. In 2010, he was appointed Head of Global Investment Selection before being appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Davy Asset Management in 2014. Paul 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.

Mark Seavers

Chief Investment Officer

Mark Seavers is the Chief Investment Officer of Davy Asset Management. Mark has investment experience in a range of asset classes. He is the chairperson of the Davy Asset Management Asset Allocation Committee and is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the investment teams and strategies. Mark is also the Lead Fund Manager for Davy Asset Managements’ suite of Global Equity Income products. Mark joined Davy Asset Management in 2014, when Davy Asset Management acquired Prescient Investment Managers (previously Allied Irish Bank Investment Managers, AIBIM). Mark began his investment career in 1988 at AIBIM and was appointed to the Portfolio Management Team in 1992. Mark holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a Masters of Finance from University College Dublin.

FUND MANAGERS

Chantal A. Brennan

Research Director

Chantal Brennan is the Research Director of Davy Asset Management and Fund Manager of our more growth orientated strategies; Davy Discovery, a global small and mid-Cap fund and Focus Global. Chantal previously held the role of Chief Investment Officer where she established the firm’s investment philosophy and process. As Research Director she continues to be instrumental in its development. Chantal began her career in the financial industry in 1994. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2014, she was the Managing Director of PineBridge Investment’s Global Small and Mid-Capitalisation Equities. She was also a member of various investment committees. In 2010, AIG sold its third party asset management business which became PineBridge Investments. At AIG Global Investment Group, Chantal won many investment awards. She began her investment career with Standard Life. Chantal holds a Master of Science in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University, a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University College Dublin. She is a Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals and the CFA Institute.

Des Flood

Fund Manager

Des Flood is a Fund Manager in the Global Equity investment team. He started his investment career in 1987. Des is responsible for the Global Brands and Ethical Equity strategies and is a member of the Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2011, Des worked as a Senior Fund Manager at Bank of Ireland Asset Management with responsibility for European and Global portfolios. Previously, he worked for Hibernian Investment Managers as Head of Equities, as well as for National Mutual of Australia and Paribas Capital Markets. Des has a Masters of Arts degree in Economics from University College Dublin and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Jonty Starbuck

Fund Manager

Jonty Starbuck is a Fund Manager in the Global Equity investment team. He started his investment career in 2000. Jonty is responsible for the Global Brands strategy with Des Flood. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2015, Jonty worked for eight years covering European consumer companies at T Rowe Price. Previously, Jonty worked for Morgan Stanley as a telecom equipment analyst. Jonty holds a Bachelor of Science (1st Class), a PhD in Structural and Theoretical Chemistry from Bristol University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Jeremy Humphries

Fund Manager

Jeremy Humphries is a Fund Manager for the Global Equity investment team. He started his investment career in 2007. He is responsible for quantitative analysis and portfolio management in the Global Equity team. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2015, he worked on the Quantitative Equity Products (QEP) team at Schroders in London. Previously, he worked with Pioneer Investments as a member of the Global Quantitative Research and Management team. Jeremy holds a Masters in Science in Quantitative Finance from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin.

Davan Byrne

Associate Fund Manager

Davan Byrne is an Associate Fund Manager in the Global Equity Investment team. He started his investment career in 2013. Davan works on the Global Equity Income strategy suite. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2015, he worked in the Institutional Research department in Davy as a Food & Beverage analyst. Davan holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics & Finance from University College Dublin, where he graduated first in his class. Davan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Certificate in Stockbroking from the Institute of Banking, Ireland.

Brian Kennedy

Associate Fund Manager

Brian Kennedy is an Associate Fund Manager in the Global Equity Investment team. He started his investment career in 2009. Brian works on Global Equity and Ethical Equity strategies. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2015, Brian was a member of the Global Equity team at Allianz Global Investors in London. Previously, he was on the graduate programme at Capital International. Brian holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University College Dublin and a Master of Science from the UCD Smurfit School of Business. Brian holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a CFA level III candidate.

Hannah Cooney

Fund Manager Assistant

Hannah Cooney is a Fund Manager Assistant on the Global Equity Investment team. She started her investment career in 2014. Hannah works on the Global Small and Mid-Capitalisation strategy. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2015, she worked as a Client Services analyst in Goldman Sachs Agency Lending. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in International Business and Finance from Northeastern University and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Business from Dublin City University. Hannah is a CFA level II candidate.

Mathieu Minaud

Fund Manager Assistant

Mathieu Minaud is a Fund Manager Assistant on the Global Equity Investment Team. He started his investment career in 2013. Mathieu works on the Growth orientated strategies. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2016, he worked as a financial controller at BMW and in the equity research department at Deutsche Bank. Mathieu holds a Bachelor in Business Administration as well as a Master in Finance from the Ieseg School of Management of Lille. Mathieu is a CFA level III candidate.

Jim D'Arcy

Fixed Income Fund Manager

Jim D’Arcy is a Fund Manager on the Fixed Income investment team. He has over 15 years’ investment experience. Jim is responsible for the management of various single and multi-currency Fixed Income strategies and is a member of the Davy Asset Management Asset Allocation Committee. He joined Davy Asset Management in 2014 following the acquisition of Prescient Investment Managers (previously Allied Irish Bank Investment Managers) by Davy Asset Management. Jim began his investment career in AIBIM in 1999 and joined the Fixed Income team in 2002. Jim became head of the Fixed Interest desk in AIBIM in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies and Accountancy from Dublin Business School.

Oliver Sinnott

Fixed Income Fund Manager

Oliver Sinnott is a Fund Manager in the Fixed Income investment team. He has over 10 years' investment experience. Oliver is responsible for the management of various Fixed Income strategies and is a member of the Davy Asset Management Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to joining Davy Asset Management in 2014, Oliver spent eight years in the Davy Private Clients Strategy Team, advising clients on Fixed Income securities and managing bespoke Fixed Income funds. Oliver holds a Degree in Computer Applications from Dublin City University, a Higher Diploma in Economics and a Masters of Arts in Economics and Finance from NUI Maynooth. He is also a member of the Institute of Bankers and holds the International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) certification from Reading University.

GLOBAL PARTNERS

James Murray

Investment Manager and Head of Davy Global Partners Team

James joined Davy Asset Management from AIB Group Treasury, where he began his career in 1998 focusing on all aspects of derivatives trading, structured products and risk management. As part of AIB’s proprietary trading team, his particular focus was on the development and implementation of quantitative trading models for Equity, FX and interest rates. James has a BSc in Mathematical Science from University College Dublin (UCD), where he received a scholarship for academic excellence. James holds an MSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Finance, also from UCD.

Mark Bollard

Investment Manager

Mark Bollard is an Investment Manager on the Global Partners team. Mark began his career at State Street before joining Davy Asset Management in 2016. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Sociology from University College Dublin and a Masters in Management from Smurfit Business School. Mark is a Qualified Financial Advisor with the Institute of Bankers in Ireland.

RISK AND DEALING

Paraic Ryan

Head of Portfolio Risk

Paraic Ryan is Head of Risk at Davy Asset Management. He started his investment career in 1996. Paraic is responsible for the oversight and monitoring the risk parameters of all investment strategies. Paraic joined Davy Asset Management in 2014, as part of the acquisition of Prescient Investment Managers (previously Allied Irish Bank Investment Managers, AIBIM) where he was responsible for the development and implementation of bespoke investment and risk management systems. Paraic holds a Master of Information Technology and a Master of Science in Mathematics from University College Galway.

Cathal McArdle

Centralised Dealer

Cathal McArdle is the Centralised Dealer at Davy Asset Management. He started his investment career in 2000. Cathal is responsible for the execution of equities, foreign exchange and cash management. Cathal joined Davy Asset Management in 2014 as part of the acquisition of Prescient Investment Managers (previously Allied Irish Bank Investment Managers) where he worked on the centralised dealing desk. Cathal holds a Certificate in Investment Management from the Institute of Bankers, a Diploma in Stockbroking from Dublin Business School and graduated from Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Arts in European Business and French.

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