Ian is a senior member of the firm’s Asset Management & Investment Funds Group with experience in all aspects of Irish fund law and regulation. Ian’s particular focus is on alternative investments including all aspects of AIFMD as well as hedge, real asset, credit, private equity and liquid fund formation. In addition, Ian has extensive experience in ETF’s having acted for some of the world’s leading innovators in ETF products in the establishment and ongoing regulation of their Irish operations.
Ian has worked in the investment fund’s industry both in practice and in-house roles for over 15 years including as product counsel for a leading global asset manager, as a senior partner in one of the Cayman Islands leading law firms where he headed their mutual fund practice and most recently as a senior partner in another large Irish law firm.
Ian has spoken at numerous industry conferences on asset management topics including AIFMD law and regulation, the ICAV, corporate governance and private equity. Ian has served on a number of committees and working groups of Irish Funds, is a current member of the Global Board of Directors of Hedge Funds Care and the current Chairman of Hedge Funds Care Ireland.