The Cantor Fitzgerald Alternative Investment Fund is designed to generate positive returns regardless of market conditions

Fund Objective

The Cantor Fitzgerald Alternative Investment QIAIF Fund was launched in August 2007*. It is a process-driven absolute return fund. The fund may hold cash from time to time in order to protect capital.


The fund does not reference a benchmark, instead it targets a return in excess of 7% per annum for the investor, not withstanding how equity markets perform.

Investment Process

Our proven and robust three-pillar investment process focuses on macro-economic, valuation and technical analysis and we are dynamic in our approach to asset allocation and stock selection.





Alternative Investment Fund (QIAIF) Factsheet


KID Documents

Alternative Investment Fund (QIAIF) – Class A



We are Cantor Fitzgerald

Pearse MacManus

Chief Investment Officer

Pearse is Chief Investment Officer at Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management Europe and has 25 years’ experience in the investment industry.

Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Pearse worked as a fixed income fund manager at Hill Samuel Asset Management in London. He joined Merrion Investment Managers from GE RE Management Services, where he headed up the investment team.

Pearse holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the CFA UK.


Philip Byrne

Deputy CIO, Head of Equity Investments

Phil is the Deputy CIO: Head of Equity Investments with over 15 years’ experience in the industry.

He previously worked as a fund manager at GLG Partners and as an equity trader for Deutsche Bank.

Phil holds a BA in Business and Finance from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Investment Management from Cass (now Bayes) Business School, London City University.


Conor McDermott

Head of Technical Analysis

Conor is Head of Technical Analysis with over 15 years’ investment experience. He’s also one of three senior portfolio managers. Previously he held roles at Pioneer Alternative Investments, Bloxham, and Positive Equity.

He is a Chartered Market Technician and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute) – currently the only person in Ireland to hold both designations. He also holds a BSc in Business Studies (Finance) from Technology University Dublin.


Diarmaid Colreavy

Investment Analyst

Diarmaid is currently our Investment Analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management Europe. He was previously an equity analyst at AGF Investments, an investment risk analyst at Mediolanum Asset Management, and held roles at Geneva Trading.

Diarmaid holds a BA in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA Institute).


Kevin O’Kelly

Head of Sales & Marketing

Kevin is Head of Sales and Marketing, with over twenty years’ industry experience in business development and client servicing. Kevin has overall responsibility for all sales and marketing functions in the retail and institutional markets.

Kevin’s previous roles include sales director for Ireland at Mirabaud Asset Management, and business development director at Aviva Investors, Ireland.

Kevin holds a degree in Economics and English from University College Dublin, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management.


Fearghal Lawlor

Head of Business Development

Fearghal is Head of Business Development with over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry.

He previously worked with European asset manager Dexia Asset Management and Bank of Ireland Asset Management in sales and relationship management roles. He was also sales and distribution director at Davy Asset Management, servicing both the Institutional and financial adviser markets in Ireland.

Fearghal is a qualified accountant (FCCA) and a qualified financial advisor (QFA), and holds a BA in Business and Legal Studies (BBLS) from UCD.