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HSBC strengthens hedge fund servicing team in Ireland with senior appointments

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HSBC Securities Services, part of HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets division, has made four new senior appointments to its team in Dublin, which is a hub for its hedge fund servicing business.

The appointments include new roles for Peter Daffy as Head of Fund Administration and Brian Coughlan as Head of Operations, Global Distribution and Transfer Agency (GDTA) and two new hires; Andrea Brunetti as Senior Fund Manager and Alice McAlinden as Fund Administration Manager.

Tony McDonnell (pictured), Head of HSBC Securities Services, Ireland, says: “We have strengthened the team on the back of increased flows from new deals into our hedge fund administration business in Ireland. The addition of new talent from the market in addition to growth for individuals already in our organisation makes for a good blend in our management team structure.”

Peter Daffy moves to his new role from Head of Custody at HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland). As Head of Fund Administration for Securities Services, Ireland, Peter will be responsible for the service provision from accounting and valuations, global pricing and statutory reporting functions to corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Peter has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has held a variety of senior positions across HSBC.

Brian Coughlan has moved to Head of Operations, GDTA from his role as Deputy Head of Fund Administration, where he was responsible for all aspects of operations for accounting and valuations. In his new role, Brian will be responsible for the management of the transfer agency operational teams and the development of the service offering in line with clients’ needs. He has been with HSBC since 1997.

Andrea Brunetti has joined from BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services, where he was a Senior Team Manager in Hedge Fund Accounting. He has 16 years’ experience in all aspects of hedge and credit fund accounting.

Also joining as Fund Administration Manager is Alice McAlinden. Alice has eight years’ experience within the funds industry in Ireland. Prior to joining HSBC, Alice held a position as Assistant Manager at BNY Mellon for three years in the Fund Valuations Department.

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