Our experienced team has a proven track record in delivering both strong investment performance and innovative new product development. The team adheres to a structured and transparent investment process. This three staged proprietary process is focused on fundamental investment research by the team. Because of the depth and breadth of the Goodbody business, the team also has unique access to research and insights from some of Ireland’s leading investment professionals.
Paul is Head of Investment and a Senior Fund Manager on our Investments team. He joined Goodbody in 2015 having spent 10 years at Bloxham where he was lead manager of the Discovery Fund, a global small and mid-cap equity growth Fund from 2005 to 2012. Paul then joined Davy Asset Management in 2012 post the acquisition of the Bloxham Asset Management business by Davy that year. Paul has been working in the investment industry since 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree, specialising in Finance and the MSc in Investment and Treasury, both from Dublin City University (DCU). Paul is also a CFA Charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.
James has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years and specialised in fund management in 2002 and has built up considerable experience in Hibernian Investment Managers (subsequently re-named Aviva Global Investors) and Irish Life Investment Managers. James joined Bloxham as Director of Investment Solutions in 2011 and following the acquisition of Bloxham by Davy in May 2012, James was appointed Director of Distribution and Investment Solution within Davy Asset Management. James has a BSc (Hons) degree in Banking & Finance, is an Associate Member of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Damien is a Senior Fund Manager on our Investments Team with over 15 years of investment management experience. He joined Goodbody Asset Management as a founder member in 2015 from Davy Asset Management where he was Lead Manager of the Davy Global Brands fund and worked on the Discovery Smaller Companies fund. Prior to Davy, Damien was Head of Global Consumer Team in AIB Investment Managers and co-managed a number of concentrated European Equity Portfolios. Before this, he was a Consumer equity analyst in Pioneer Investments and an Economic Surveillance analyst at the Bank of England. He holds Master in Economic Science and Bachelor of Commerce (First Class) degrees from University College, Cork.
Alan is a Regional Investment Sales Manager on our distribution team with over 22 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He joined Goodbody in 2015 from Davy Asset Management where he was an Investment Sales Manager managing intermediary and life company relationships in Munster and the Mid-West. He started his career in the industry with Royal Liver before taking up a role as Senior Financial Consultant with Cornmarket Group Financial Services. He then moved to New Ireland in 2001 where he was an Account Manager where he developed the broker sales channel in the South-East. Following this, Alan managed an IFG branded brokerage in North Cork before taking up a role with Bloxham Asset Management in 2011 as an Investment Sales Manager. Alan is a Qualified Financial Advisor and Qualified Retirement Planning Advisor from UCD.
Elizabeth joined Goodbody Asset Management in 2016 as a Fixed Income Fund Manager on our Investments team. Previously she worked as a Research Analyst at Zurich Investments as well as a Risk Analyst at BNY Mellon. She holds a First Class Honours degree in MSc Quantitative Finance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School as well as a First Class Honours Degree in BSc Economics and Finance with a specialism in Mathematics and Statistics. Elizabeth has completed the Level 2 CFA exams and expects to complete Level 3 in June 2018.
Shane is an Investment Sales Manager on our distribution team with over 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Shane joined Goodbody in 2016 from Doyle Pension and Insurance Management Ltd. where he was a Financial Consultant. Prior to this he worked for Financial Broker Inverdea Financial Services as a Client Services Manager. He started his career at New Ireland Assurance where he worked for over 5 years in a number of areas within the Pension Department including Group Risk and Investment Only Schemes. Shane has a Higher Diploma in Economics and a BA in Economics and Maths from UCC. He holds a Certificate in Asset Management from UCD.
Shane joined the Goodbody Asset Management Team as a Fund Management Associate in August 2015. He began his career in Goodbody as a sell-side equity research analyst in the Capital Markets Department as part of the Goodbody Internship Programme in June 2015. He holds a First Class Honours degree in the MSc. Finance programme from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Shane is also a graduate of the BSc. Economics & Finance programme from University College Dublin.