Tom is resident in Ireland and is a CFA Charter Holder and Chartered Accountant. He started his career in Touche Ross in Dublin and, following qualification, went on to work at KPMG. He then joined Citibank NA where he was a vice president in both Dublin and New York managing fund accounting, investment performance reporting and compliance units within its world-wide securities services division. From 2000 to 2014 Tom managed global active equity portfolios at Ireland's largest fund management company, Irish Life Investment Managers. From 2011 to 2014 he was fund manager of the firm's private equity fund that invested directly in Irish infrastructure assets, as well as assisting in its formation and initial fund raising. Tom currently acts as an independent non-executive director on alternative investment funds and provides operational consultancy services to Irish authorised funds.
SpecialitiesAccounting, Investment Management, Risk Management
Nicola Meaden Grenham
Nicola is resident in Ireland and is a specialist in alternative investments with significant knowledge and experience of strategic business development, asset raising, investment management, risk management, regulation and corporate governance. Nicola graduated from Exeter University with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin; her thesis was on the politics of financial services regulation. In 1990 Nicola founded TASS, which became the hedge fund industry’s leading information, research and advisory resource and was bought by Oppenheimer Funds Inc in 2001. Nicola then joined the Blackstone Group as Managing Director; she was responsible for establishing and managing the Group’s non-US hedge fund business and was a member of the investment committee. Nicola subsequently founded Dumas Capital Ltd, a Dublin-based consultancy firm specialising in the alternative investment sector. From 2008 until 2012 Nicola was the Chief Executive of Alpha Strategic plc, which provides independent owner-managed investment firms with access to minority equity capital. Nicola is approved by the Central Bank of Ireland as an independent director. She is the co-author of two books: ‘Derivative Markets & Investment Management’ and ‘Futures Fund Management’.
SpecialitiesBusiness Development & Asset Raising, Regulation, UCITS, Investment Management
Victoria is resident in Ireland and is a lawyer with experience of hedge fund structures, management and corporate governance. Victoria graduated from University College Cardiff with an LLB (Hons) in 1986. She subsequently qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and practised with Clifford Chance in London. After 4 years as Director and Senior Legal Counsel at Lehman Brothers, London, Victoria joined GLG Partners LP in 2000 as Senior Legal Counsel. On its merger with Man Group in 2010 she became Global Head of Product Legal. She held responsibility for a global team of lawyers, advising on the development and maintenance of all Man's products and platforms until leaving in 2013. Victoria has served on the boards of fund management companies in the UK, Guernsey and Hong Kong and of UCITS and other funds in Ireland and Cayman. Victoria is approved by the Central Bank of Ireland to act as a director. In 2010 and 2011 Victoria was named as one of the Top 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds (Hedge Fund Journal in association with PwC).