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Chief Executive Officer - Alternative Investment Fund Manager

Ref: 9222704

  • Negotiable
  • 21 May 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

CEO - Alternative Investment Fund Manager Brightwater Executive has been retained exclusively to appoint a Chief Executive Officer for a leading global alternative investment fund manager, with over $300 Billion in capital allocations. This is a unique time to join their Dublin team. As CEO you will lead various functional teams across their alternative asset classes and be a key business sponsor for a portfolio of projects, in tandem with overseeing delegated and outsourced activities and related corporate and fund governance duties. To excel in this role, you will enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment, have excellent people and project management skills, be a strong culture carrier, championing a positive, entrepreneurial and progressive - “can do” culture. Be highly adept in presenting to board and other internal and external stakeholders. Ensure continual improvement of business services by reviewing current processes and structures to ensure best practice is applied and that standards, efficiency, and effectiveness within each department are maximised.

Key Responsibilities:

• Be the main business liaison person for the Central Bank of Ireland and external board members (of AIFM and Funds) • Lead out the AIFM in Dublin with a team of 50 plus. • Report into the European Chief Operations Officer, ensuring sound oversight of both the Investment Management function as well as the day to day running of the Dublin AIFM • Ensure adherence to the legal, regulatory and governance frameworks including PCF 8 responsibilities and overall responsibility for PoA • Oversee the management and oversight of all Company Delegates • Chair local management committee. • Overall HR responsibilities for Dublin office and also ensuring the company’s business continuity program and disaster recovery plans are fit for purpose. • Be a key escalation point for issues arising in daily business. • Promote a culture of high performance, continuous improvement and strong collaboration across Dublin and other regional hubs. • Responsible for finance and banking relationships for Dublin and plan, coordinate and execute the Dublin office budget process. • Oversight of the Company’s policies and procedures including items such as the capital and liquidity management policy thereby ensuring the liquidity profile of each sub-fund complies with its underlying obligations. • Working with cross divisional peers in Group, to ensure any new clients are on-boarded effectively and that adequate oversight and control is performed throughout the client journey

Ideal CEO Candidate Profile:

• Minimum 15 years of professional experience with a least 5 years operating at a senior management/board level ideally either via an AIFM Management Company, a MiFID Investment firm or a UCITS Management Company. • Exceptional knowledge of Investment and Fund Management Industry with experience in Private Markets preferred • Currently or previously approved by CBI in PCF role(s) and proven ability in forming strong and transparent relations with regulatory bodies. • Proven leader with the ability to lead and manage multiple projects in parallel. • C-suite experience with proven strategic mindset and natural influencer and leader. • In depth knowledge of AIFMD with a proactive approach to evolving regulatory directives and framework changes. • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with additional professional qualifications / postgraduate degree would be advantageous

Brightwater Executive has been retained exclusively by our client. For a confidential discussion regarding this Dublin based AIFM - CEO appointment, please reach out directly to Estelle Davis, Managing Partner on 01 592 7844 or [email protected].