Active fixed income has been at the cornerstone of ILIM since our inception. As an experienced fixed income manager, we know that the best strategy is one that meets your needs. Our strategies follow an investment philosophy that does not involve leverage, but makes best use of available active fixed income market opportunities within a defined set of risk parameters.
We understand that because the market is dynamic, our investment strategies must be as well. We create high-quality, well diversified investment strategies by combining:
The outcome is a range of reliable investment solutions that allow investors to meet desired outcomes across risk and return profiles. We have a proven track record of delivering to our clients’ needs across economic cycles and for different client objectives.
As well as delivering a proven track record of performance, we differentiate our active fixed income capabilities in the following ways:
All of our fixed income investment strategies are underpinned by our proprietary research, extensive fixed income experience and state of the art fixed income management systems. We currently offer the following fixed income strategies which can be further tailored to suit client specific objectives:
Niall joined ILIM in March 2019 as Head of Fixed Income and has over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry. He is responsible for our active and passive fixed income capabilities and is a member of the asset allocation committee.
Prior to joining ILIM, Niall was Global Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Strategy at State Street Global Advisors. He was responsible for leading a team of experienced investment professionals with operations in Dublin, London, Boston, Bangalore and Singapore. The team represented investment capabilities to clients, spanning indexed and active fixed income, LDI, cash and currency. It also authored thought leadership and was responsible for developing the messaging and marketing collateral that supported a broad range of fixed income investment capabilities.
Prior to taking on this role he was Head of Fixed Income and Cash at State Street Global Advisors Ireland (formerly Bank of Ireland Asset Management), where he had overall responsibility for all actively managed fixed income and money market portfolios, as well as managing the institutional real estate investment team and being a member of the asset allocation committee with joint responsibility for long-only absolute return strategies.
Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors Ireland, Niall was a senior manager at Bank of Ireland's international corporate banking business.
Niall holds a Commerce Degree and a Master’s in Business Studies (first class) from University College Dublin.
Lenny was appointed Fund Management Economist in August 2012 and is a member of the asset allocation committee. Previously, he was responsible for managing the financial and retail sectors in ILIM’s active global equity funds. Lenny has over 25 years’ experience in the financial industry.
Prior to joining ILIM in July 2005, Lenny worked for Zurich, AIB and Aviva Investors in equity research and investment management roles.
Lenny graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 1986, and became an Associate Member of the Institute of Investment Management & Research in 1990.
John is part of the active Fixed Income team in ILIM.
Prior to joining ILIM in 2011, John worked for UBS in London, helping to re-establish a bond trading desk for European asset-backed securities (ABS), and was an executive director within the UBS credit trading department. Before this, he held roles in London at RBS and J.P. Morgan, across both primary and secondary ABS markets. Prior to his work at J.P. Morgan, John worked for Canada Life in Dublin. While working in life assurance, he qualified as an actuary, before moving to London.
John graduated from University College Dublin in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial and Financial studies.
Brian is part of the Indexed Fund Management team in ILIM, responsible for managing a range of equity and fixed income indexed funds. Brian joined ILIM in 1992 and worked for a year in external client reporting, followed by nine years in active fund management as a Portfolio Construction Manager. He then spent over three years as Manager of the ILIM IT Business Analyst team, before returning to fund management and joining the Indexed Investment Team in 2007.
Prior to joining ILIM, Brian worked within the Irish Life group in a number of business and accounting roles in retail, corporate business and central financial accounting.
Brian completed his final Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams in 1991 and the Institute of Investment Management & Research exams in 1995.
John is part of the Fixed Income Fund Management team, and is the lead portfolio manager on a range of strategies including corporate bonds and ESG emerging market hard currency.”
John previously worked as a fund manager on the Indexed Equity team. John also worked as an analyst on the Portfolio Construction team, responsible for asset allocation and liquidity management for all portfolios, as well as modelling and generating market orders for active equity funds and overlay strategies.
Before joining ILIM in February 2013, John spent three years as a Performance Analyst in Pioneer Investments.
John earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from NUIG and an MSc in Computational Finance from University of Limerick. John is a CFA Charterholder.
Conor is part of the Fixed Income team in ILIM, responsible for managing a range of active and passive fixed income funds as well as working on investment strategy and asset allocation. Conor joined ILIM in 2020 having previously held an actuarial role in Irish Life Assurance.
Conor is a graduate in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences from University College Cork, a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Student Consultative Forum.
Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) is the appointed asset manager to Irish Life Group Limited. ILIM is committed to innovating and leading the market with best in class investment solutions designed to meet the specific investment needs of our clients. Call us at: +353-1-704 1200 or email [email protected]