As independently recognised experts in the field of indexation, we use indexation to meet a vast array of client needs.

We have led the development of this specialist technique for over 20 years. Our flexibility and quality of service lets us maintain a competitive advantage in our various markets.

We are acknowledged as a trusted and reliable partner by our clients, and pride ourselves on ensuring all aspects of our indexation services are of the highest quality.

Our approach

Within an increasingly complex investment landscape, indexed fund management has emerged as one of the most cost-effective and efficient methods to achieve broad exposure to equity and fixed-income markets across regions, sectors and factors.

Flexibility at your fingertips

We view indexation as a core competency, and view systems and processes as enablers. Our investment and operational infrastructure allows us to provide flexible and tailored solutions to clients, giving them the scope to capture the full potential of indexation within their investment solutions.

We are a rated indexation provider because of our proven capabilities, product breadth, and continued re-investment in systems and processes. These factors drive the efficient indexing solutions clients expect from a globally rated index manager.

Our ultimate goal is to enable our clients and partners to use our indexation capabilities to achieve their desired outcomes.  Such outcomes include achieving market returns with a low tracking error, efficient costs, and some additional services to improve efficiency. 

 

Reasons to invest

As well as meeting the best-in-class standard of delivering these performance and cost efficiencies, we differentiate our indexation capabilities in the following ways:

Constant commitment

Indexation is a core part of our business, ensuring continued reinvestment in systems and processes to maintain the highest standards for our clients.  

Unparalleled client service

Our ability to adapt to clients’ changing requirements, whether investment or operational, is a point of real pride to us. We can facilitate specific mandates, incorporate tailored reporting requirements and deliver our capabilities to various fund structures and investment vehicles.

Product scope

As providers of a complete breadth of indexed solutions, our indexation options are constantly evolving. Our continuous work with index providers and clients places us at the forefront of new solution development. That means we can offer clients the most advanced and current indexation opportunities available in the market.

 

Our team

Our indexed investment team collaborates across asset classes, regions and sectors in seeking to deliver performance for all our clients. Teamwork and knowledge sharing are vital. This team brings together a blend of expertise and experience in the management of our indexed solutions.

While overall responsibility for the portfolio management services rests with the Head of Indexation, the indexation team is structured so that each strategy has a dedicated and experienced portfolio manager. This manager has asset class, regional and sector expertise. They are responsible for the management of the strategy and the management of cash flows, index changes and corporate actions arising in that strategy.

Key Contacts

 

  • Shane Cahill

    Head of Indexed Fund Management +353-1-704-2815 Email

    As a member of the Fund Management Executive, Shane holds overall responsibility for ILIM’s indexation business. Shane is responsible for the evolution and delivery of indexed solutions to ILIM’s international client base.

    Shane previously held an actuarial role in Irish Life. He subsequently moved to ILIM to take up a Quantitative Analyst role, where he developed factor models for use in stock selection and country allocation processes. He also held fund management responsibility for equity and country-overlay portfolios. Shane was appointed Head of Indexed Fund Management in 2011.

    Shane graduated from University College Dublin with first-class honours in Actuarial & Financial Studies in 1998. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2005. Shane completed a M.Sc. in Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 2011.

  • Brian Murphy

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-704-2788 Email

    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.

  • Michael Lynch

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-856-3036 Email

    Michael is part of the Indexed Fund Management team in ILIM, responsible for a range of indexed equity funds.

    Prior to joining ILIM in 2006, he worked for six years on the trading desk in Investment Technology Group Europe.

    Michael graduated with an honours degree in Commerce from UCC and holds a master’s degree in Economics from UCC. Michael completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme in 2011.

  • Peter Leonard

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-856-3449 Email

    Peter is part of the Indexed Fund Management team in ILIM, responsible for the management of a range of equity and fixed income indexed funds.

    Prior to joining ILIM in 2012, Peter worked in the investments industry for 8 years as a private client fund manager and in investment management audit.

    Peter graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 with a B.A. Honours Business & Economics degree, qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) in 2006 and as a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) in 2008. Peter received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2011.

  • Brian Faley

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-856-3609 Email

    Brian is part of the Indexed Fund Management team, responsible for managing a range of equity and fixed income indexed funds.

    Prior to joining ILIM in 2012, Brian spent three years with Johnson & Johnson. Working in the Treasury department, he was primarily responsible for the management of Johnson & Johnson’s internal money market fund.

    Brian graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2008 with a B.A. Honours Business & Economics degree and received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2014.

  • Nicola Dowdall

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-856-3608 Email

    Nicola is part of ILIM’s Indexed Fund Management team, responsible for managing a range of indexed equity funds. She joined ILIM in 1998 and worked for two years as an investment accountant within the finance department, before joining the Indexed Fund Management team in 2000.  

    Prior to joining ILIM, Nicola worked as an audit manager in practice. Nicola completed her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams in 1997.

  • Eoin Diffley

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-704-2360 Email

    Eoin is part of the Indexed Fund Management team in ILIM.

    Prior to joining ILIM, Eoin trained in KPMG Dublin as a charted account for four years. He also worked in Infrastructure and Debt Advisory in AMP Capital Sydney for over four years until August 2015.

    Eoin earned a B.Comm with a specialism in finance from University College Dublin in 2006. While in Australia, Eoin received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • John Tarpey

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-704-1623 Email

    John is part of the Indexed Fund Management team, responsible for a range of indexed equity and fixed income funds. John previously 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 all active equity-investing funds.

    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.

  • Sean Coffey

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-704-2161 Email

    Sean is part of the Indexed Fund Management team in ILIM, responsible for the management of a range of equity indexed funds. Sean joined ILIM in January 2016. Prior to joining ILIM, Sean worked for 7 years in Cantor Fitzgerald, in Risk Management and on the Trading Desk.

    Sean graduated from University College Dublin in 2008 with a B.SC. Economics and Finance degree. Sean is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and received his CFA Charter in 2016

  • Ciarán Gargan

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-704-1421 Email

    Ciaran is part of the Indexed Fund Management team in ILIM, responsible for the management of a range of indexed equity funds. Ciaran previously 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 all active equity investing funds. Ciaran also worked as a Performance Analyst and in Operations in ILIM.

    Prior to joining ILIM in 2006 Ciaran worked for AIB as a securities officer for 3 years.

    Ciaran graduated with an honours degree in Electronic Engineering & Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin in 2003. Ciaran completed an M.Sc. in Investments Treasury & Banking in Dublin City University in 2012.

  • Daire Mulgrew

    Indexed Fund Manager +353-1-612-4905 Email

    Daire is part of the Indexed Fund Management team in ILIM, responsible for a range of indexed equity funds. Daire previously worked as a Performance Analyst in ILIM responsible for Performance Measurement, Attribution and Appraisal across ILIM’s suite of funds.

    Prior to joining ILIM in 2015 Daire worked for State Street for 5 years and Bloomberg for 2 years in fund pricing and market data roles.

    Daire graduated from University of Liverpool in 2006 with a B.A. Honours degree in Financial Economics and received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2017.

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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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