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Setanta Employees

Kieran Dempsey – Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Kieran joined Setanta Asset Management in January 2008 and is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. He has 30 years investment experience, and spent many years working internationally. Prior to Setanta Asset Management Kieran was Chief Executive Officer of GE Asset Management based in London, England and had a career of over 13 years with GE, including 7 years in Munich, Germany as Chief Investment Officer of GE Insurance Solutions. Prior to GE, Kieran worked at ABN Amro in London for 9 years in various investment roles, including 3 years as Head of Investments of Private Banking. Kieran holds a BA from University College Dublin. He is also a Director of Irish Life Investment Managers and is a board member of the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM).

Kieran Dempsey – Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Alan Hickey – Marketing Director

Alan joined Setanta in 2007 and has 26 years’ experience in Investments and Insurance, most recently as European CEO and Head of European Business Development for Conning Asset Management, a subsidiary of Swiss Re Group. Prior to this he was an Equity Portfolio Manager for Swiss Re Asset Management, a Director for Swiss Re Funds and the General manager for Swiss Re International Treasury (Ireland) Ltd. Alan worked in the UK where he was a Treasury Manager with M&G Re, a subsidiary of the Prudential, an Accountant with Terra Nova and AIG. Alan holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University, and is a qualified Management Accountant (ACMA), a corporate treasurer (ACT) and alumni of London Business School's Investment Management Executive Program.

Alan Hickey – Marketing Director

Brendan Moran - Ireland Business Development Manager

Brendan joined Setanta in 2014. He has over 23 year’s investment experience, most recently as Head of Equities with Irish Life Investment Managers. He has held various investment roles at Irish Life, including ‘Fund Manager – US Equities’ and ‘Global Sector Specialist -  Technology & Telecoms’, before being appointed Head of Equities in 2006. Brendan has worked closely with both the consultant community and directly with clients in this role, understanding client requirements and implementing equity strategies. Brendan was appointed to the ILIM Fund Management Executive Team in 2010, with broader oversight and responsibility.  He qualified with a BComm from University College Dublin and has since received his CDipAF from the ACCA, and MSC (Investment and Treasury) from Dublin City University.

Brendan Moran - Ireland Business Development Manager

David Ryan - Head of Multi-Asset Funds

David Ryan, CFA, CAIA, FRM  joined Setanta in 2003. David is responsible for our Multi-Asset Fund range including the Managed Fund and UWP Funds. He has 19 years’ experience in the asset management industry, covering equity, bond and cash mandates. In addition he oversees our fixed income strategies, alternative asset classes and fixed income manager relationships. He has a BBS Hons. (Finance) from Dublin City University and has attained the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and certified Financial Risk Manager designations.

David Ryan - Head of Multi-Asset Funds