Mediolanum Asset Management names new Head of Market Strategy
Mediolanum Asset Management (MAML), the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has appointed Brian O’Reilly as its new Head of Market Strategy. He will report to Christophe Jaubert (pictured), Head of Investment Performance.
This hire follows numerous additions made by MAML in the past few months, including David Holohan, Head of Equity Strategy and Astrid Schilo as Multi-Asset Strategist.
O’Reilly will manage the team responsible for asset allocation across all classes as well as formulating the MAML investment house view. He will sit on the firm’s Investment Committee.
Brian O’Reilly has nearly 20 years’ experience across the wealth and asset management and institutional business. Brian began his career in Goldman Sachs before joining UBS Warburg in 2000 as a member of the investment bank’s highly rated global macro strategy team. He then worked for UBS Wealth Management in New York during the financial crisis, before being appointed Head of Research in London.
Prior to joining Mediolanum, he was the Head of Investments and Chief Investment Strategist for Davy in Dublin, leading a team of over 20 investment professionals that managed a range of investments including multi-asset funds, private equity, equity and fixed income funds, smart beta funds, hedge funds and other alternative funds.
Furio Pietribiasi, Managing Director at Mediolanum Asset Management Limited, says: “We are delighted to welcome to MAML another outstanding investment professional of such impressive reputation and track record. At a time when the industry is trending towards consolidation, we continue our investment in new competencies and expanding the existing expertise. It signals our ongoing determination to assemble an Investment group of enviable quality.”
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