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.

  • Simon Hanratty

    Director of Strategy and Change +353-1-704-2873 Email

    Simon is Director of Change and has more than 21 years of IT, project and general management experience. He has undertaken a variety of roles in two separate stints with the Irish Life and Permanent Group (IL&P), spanning time in IT consulting and seven years in mobile telecommunications.

    Simon joined Irish Life Assurance in 1987. He carried out a variety of different IT and project roles within the company, implementing many of its core financial and administration systems. In 1996, he joined US software company FileNET as a systems consultant, working with clients across a range of industries to implement solutions in support of their business process needs. In 1998, Simon joined recently launched mobile operator ESAT Digifone to set up their software development practice. During a seven-year stay that saw Digifone (latterly O2 Ireland) acquire more that 1 million subscribers, he carried out a range of technology and management roles. These included Head of IT, 3G Project Director and Head of Products and Services.

    Returning to financial services in 2005, Simon moved to ILIM as Head of IT, which was followed by a stint in a group role where he headed the group's central IT functions. He served as ILIM’s Chief Operations Officer from 2009–2012.

    Simon is a graduate of the Michael Smurfit and INSEAD Schools of Business.

  • Ciara Geoghegan

    Director - Operations and Finance +353-1-704-2833 Email

    Ciara was appointed Head of Operations in August 2012. She has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

    Ciara started within ILIM’s finance department before joining the Portfolio Management team in 2000. In 2005, she left the Portfolio Management team to set up ILIM’s Middle Office, which today comprises the client services, performance measurement, client reporting, external managers and on-boarding functions.

  • Gerry Hanifan

    Head of Information Technology +353-1-704-1603 Email

    Gerry is Head of IT in ILIM, responsible for the development, support and delivery of systems and technology, as well as digital channels for investments. He has 20 years’ experience in IT.

    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 Institutional Investment Solutions +353-1-856-3661 Email

    Brian joined ILIM in 2016 as Head of Institutional 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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