WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2014, Quayside Fund Management is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as both an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and as a UCITS Management Company. Quayside is authorised to manage and distribute alternative investment funds and UCITS throughout the EEA.

Against a background of ever increasing regulatory, governance and reporting requirements Quayside works closely with managers and promoters to establish and manage their fund products in a compliant and cost effective manner.

 

Working with Quayside's experienced team provides clients with a structured and controlled path to launch.


Throughout the fund establishment process Quayside assists each client in:

 

•    Identifying the most appropriate fund structure
•    Mapping their distribution strategy
•    Selecting fund service providers
•    Budgeting, planning, and costing

From launch and throughout the life of the fund Quayside provides a robust regulatory and governance framework for each fund structure, ensuring all regulatory and reporting obligations are considered and delivered on time and on budget.


The Quayside team provides a dynamic and responsive client experience acting as an extension of each client’s offering.

Eoin Smyth
Chief Executive 

Eoin is Quayside's Chief Executive Officer.

Eoin began his career as a market maker for NationsBank and Banque CPR on the Paris Bourse in 1994 trading options on French Government Bond Futures. On returning to Dublin, Eoin worked for the New York Board of Trade.

Having gone on to establish the operations of Custom House Capital Online, Eoin joined Fortis Bank as Head of Relationship Management.

Eoin joined Blueseal in 2009 and led the firm’s successful MiFID regulatory application with the establishment of Capella Securities Limited. Eoin has a wealth of front office experience across all major European markets. 

Helen Marie Maher
Chief Operating Officer

Helen is Quayside's Chief Operating Officer. 

Prior to joining Quayside, Helen has held a number of senior roles in the financial services industry, most recently as Head of Business Implementation at SEI Investments. From 2006 to 2015 Helen headed up the onboarding and project management teams for BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services, formerly PNC.

Before joining BNY Mellon, Helen ran the Relationship Management team for Citco Bank Nederland NV and was instrumental in the set of the operations in Cork, Ireland. 

Helen is very active in the Irish Funds Industry Association and is involved in their working groups.  Helen holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of South Wales and is a qualified Project Manager Practitioner.  

Kevin O'Doherty
Chief Risk Officer

Kevin is Quayside's Chief Risk Officer.

Before setting up Quayside in 2014, Kevin co-founded regulatory affairs consultancy Compliance Ireland in 2006.

Previous to this, Kevin was the managing director of a large funds depositary company and worked in a variety of positions in fund administration companies, giving him over 25 years' experience in funds as well as extensive experience in the related area of financial services regulation.

Kevin holds a Master's Degree in Finance. He trained as a Chartered Accountant and is a Chartered Director. 

Karen Nolan
Compliance Officer

Karen is Quayside's Compliance Officer

 

Karen Nolan is a compliance consultant (LCOI) and qualified accountant (ACCA) with over 25 years’ experience in the funds industry. Karen has a diverse skill set with experience in a variety of roles including compliance for administration and UCITS/AIFMD funds and management companies, fund accounting, financial reporting and finance.

 

Karen has previously worked as Head of Designated Persons Services with Bridge Consulting, worked with International Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited (the former Irish fund administration business of Baring Asset Management, now part of Northern Trust) and Bank of Ireland Securities Services Limited (now part of Northern Trust), and has also worked as an independent compliance consultant for a number of other financial services companies in Dublin.

 

Karen holds a Degree in Accounting & Finance from Dublin City University, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.

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