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In June 2023, Merrion Capital Investment Managers Limited underwent a name change to bring them under the Cantor Fitzgerald brand portfolio. After their acquisition by Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Limited in November 2018, the investment management was renamed Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management Europe (CFAME) trading as Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management (CFAM).


Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management is Ireland’s Number 1 performing pension and investment fund manager in the Irish market since its inception. Originally established in 1986, the team has a strong track record in multi-asset investing dating back to 1993. Through an investment approach that is underpinned by genuine active management, the team makes active investment decisions based on a robust three-pillar investment process and manages investments on behalf of institutional, corporate, non-profit clients and high-net-worth individuals.

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Pearse MacManus

Director of Asset Management - Head of Macro and Risk Analysis

Pearse is Director of Asset Management at Cantor Fitzgerald Asset Management Europe and has 30 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

Chief Investment Officer - Head of Equity Investments

Phil is the Chief Investment Officer 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

Senior Fund Manager - Head of Trading & Technical Analysis

Conor is a Senior Fund Manager with over 20 years’ investment experience who is on the Multi-Asset Investment committee. He is also the Head of Trading and Technical Analysis. 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

Fund Manager - Digitalisation Specialist

Diarmaid is a Fund Manager and Digitalisation Specialist, a key contributor to the main multi asset fund range and lead manager on the Technology and Irish Equity funds. He was previously an equity analyst at AGF Investments, an investment risk analyst at Mediolanum Asset Management, and began in the industry as a trader in 2012 at Geneva trading.   Diarmaid holds a BA in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute) and holds the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.


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.


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