As businesses increasingly focus on their own core capabilities and distribution, they seek to work with a specialist partner to build their client investment solutions. We recognise that choosing a fulfilment partner for your business is a significant decision. This relationship is more than a product provider or a solution provider – it's a partnership, and we have extensive experience in this area.

ILIM is built on expertise in delivering fulfilment services to clients. This focus has enabled our clients grow, develop and expand their own businesses.

Our approach

We view our fulfilment responsibilities as a key component of the success of our business partners. We aim to establish collaborative relationships, where we work together to deliver competitive and innovative solutions.

We offer a fully comprehensive service proposition which encompasses our investment, operational and fund structure capabilities. This enables the relationship to expand and develop over time, reflecting changes in market conditions and client needs.

Our specialist investment expertise, combined with the breadth of our operational flexibility, has earned us a reputation as an efficient and innovative partner with a range of clients, both domestically and internationally. These include fiduciary managers, insurance companies and ETF providers.



Why choose ILIM as your fulfilment partner?

Our deep and practical experience provides a unique perspective, giving us a complete understanding of the value a fulfilment partnership can bring . For example, we offer:

  • Comprehensive fulfilment proposition: We offer a comprehensive proposition encompassing our investment, operational and fund structure capabilities (available directly or through our global affiliate network). This gives clients the confidence  of working with a single partner who can expand and develop the relationship in line with their strategic plans.
  • Strategic alignment with your business objectives: Your business objectives are key to us in ensuring that we continually develop and evolve our services to meet your requirements in the future.
  • Best-in-class investment capabilities: With solution design and delivery at the forefront, and by leveraging our core investment capabilities, we deliver best-in-class fulfilment services  across multi-asset solutions, indexation and quantitative solutions.
  • Flexibility and adaptability: Designing and delivering solutions for your needs is at the core of what we do. We embrace flexibility, enabling us to implement your desired solutions in the manner that best suits your own requirements and those of your clients.


Our team

  • Colm O'Neill

    Chief Investment Officer +353-1-704-2841 Email

    As Chief Investment Officer, Colm is responsible for the strategy, the people, the systems and the performance of ILIM’s investment processes.

    Colm has been directly associated with the growth of ILIM’s passive management business, having originally been instrumental in the establishment of ILIM’s passive fund management capabilities.

    Colm is an actuary by profession and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland. Prior to joining ILIM, Colm previously held a number of actuarial roles with Irish Life Assurance.

  • Ciara Geoghegan

    Head of Strategic Project Developments +353-1-704-2833 Email

    Ciara was appointed Head of Strategic Project Developments in July 2019. In this role Ciara is responsible for leading strategic projects and program managing the delivery of ILIM’s overall strategic plan.

    Ciara has over 25 years’ experience in ILIM and has worked in various roles across the company; from Finance to Compliance to Client Relationship. In 2012 Ciara was appointed Head of Operations and Finance. In this role she was responsible for all aspects of Investment Operations across ILIM, including providing fund administration and investment accounting services to ILA, and for delivering back office, middle office and finance services to ILIM and Setanta.

  • Gerry Hanifan

    Director of Operations & IT +353-1-704-1603 Email

    Gerry is Director of Operations & IT in ILIM. He has 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and has worked in financial services for over 20 years. Gerry is responsible for middle & back office operations, IT services, technology, systems development and delivery, and digital channels

    Prior to joining ILIM in 1998, Gerry held a number of engineering roles in the financial services, telecoms, and software industries. Gerry has a BSc in Computer Applications from Dublin City University.

  • Brian MacHale

    Head of Investment Solutions +353-1-856-3661 Email

    Brian joined ILIM in 2016 as Head of Investment Solutions. Brian works with ILIM’s Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution corporate clients to deliver investment solutions that meet specific return and risk objectives.

    He has 21 years’ experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining ILIM, Brian was a Managing Director at Eos Partners, a New York boutique alternative investment firm, where he was responsible for developing and advising institutions on optimising their alternative investment portfolios. Prior to that, Brian worked for 12 years at alternative investment firm LibertyView Capital (a Lehman Brothers company), where he was responsible for leading North American institutional sales and marketing.

    Brian graduated from the Shannon College of Hotel Management with a degree in International Hotel Management.

How can we help?

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]

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