Brian McCabe has joined as Director of Data and Insights at Irish Funds

Tuesday, 07 February 2023

Brian McCabe has joined as Director of Data and Insights at Irish Funds

Irish Funds, the voice of the Funds and Asset Management industry in Ireland, has announced the appointment of Brian McCabe as its new Director of Data and Insights.

Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the funds industry, both in Ireland and internationally. During his career he has worked with some of the world's leading asset managers, across multiple disciplines, including operations, product, innovation and commercialisation.

Prior to joining Irish Funds, Brian was the Global Client COO with State Street, where he was responsible for governance and end-to-end relationships management with key global clients. Prior to this Brian was Head of Product & Innovation for State Street EMEA and has held CEO, Head of Country and a variety of regional and global roles with leading organisations in the funds and asset management industry. He has worked on both existing and emerging products and technologies to support the investment management lifecycle and led the completion of the first FinTech Strategy for Ireland, a cross industry and government initiative.

Brian is originally from Dublin, holds a BA (Hon) Business Studies Degree from the University of West Glamorgan, Wales. He is an accredited Board of Director and has held a number of Director positions in the past.

Commenting on the appointment, Pat Lardner, CEO of Irish Funds said: “Our industry and our association has grown and developed rapidly in the last decade, thanks to the support of our members, external stakeholders and a great team. Trust, capability, and innovation are core to the achievement of our mission, and I’m delighted Brian has joined our strong and growing team in this new key strategic position. Brian brings with him decades of industry experience, combined with a proven track record of delivering innovation and solutions. I look forward to working with him to further develop our capabilities and provide the best support for our 150+ member firms and the industry at large”.

Speaking on his new role, Brian McCabe said: “I’m honoured to take up this exciting opportunity and look forward to working with the team and the membership to build on the great work Irish Funds has been doing for many years".