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, risk management, investment management, private markets and hedge funds. Nicola graduated from Exeter University with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics. She also holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin. In 1990 Nicola founded TASS, which became one of the market’s leading global data and research firms specialising in hedge funds. She then became MD and member of the Investment Committee Blackstone Alternative Asset Management between 2001 and 2004. Based in London, she established and managed the development of the group’s hedge fund activities outside the US. From 2008 to 2012, Nicola was CEO of Alpha Strategic Plc, the UK listed company which provided access to passive minority equity capital to independent, owner-managed investment managers. Nicola currently runs Dumas Capital Ltd, a company she founded in 2004 which provides strategic advisory and research services in the alternative investment sector. She serves as an independent director on alternative investment funds. 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, Risk Management, Investment Management, Private Markets and Hedge Funds
Victoria is resident in Ireland and has considerable knowledge of all aspects of running a hedge fund business including governance, fund structuring, hedge fund regulation, legal and compliance. 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 is currently a director of a number of companies including investment funds (Irish UCITS and non UCITS and Cayman) and management companies. Currently approved by the Central Bank of Ireland and the FCA in the UK to act as a director, she has been previously approved by regulators in Guernsey, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands. 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).