Nick WheatleyBusiness Development,contact Nick

has eighteen years ’ experience in client-facing sales and relationship management roles and has worked with a wide range of Capital Markets, Investment banking, Securities Services and Prime Brokerage products. Nick has in-depth knowledge surrounding banks, regulation, alternative and regulated funds.

Denis Kissane(FCCA)

has twenty years ’ experience in the areas of risk management, valuation and OTC modeling on both ‘buy side’ and ‘sell side.’ Prior to founding Phronesis in 2012, Denis was the Global Head of OTC Valuation and Risk for HSBC and developed the firms ’ capability to service complex client portfolios. He has also held a number senior risk management and valuation roles in investment banks with responsibility for supporting complex and illiquid portfolios, operating model transformation and maintaining a strong control and oversight ethos.

Christopher Rose

has thirty years’ experience of risk, valuations and operations across the finance industry. He has been COO of investment banks and has served on the boards of Asian banks and a UK-listed company providing risk management software, data and services. Since 2001 he has founded and run a number of independent pricing and derivatives valuation services for hedge funds and their administrators; written articles and provided expert witness support on valuation policies and practices; and co-founded a service providing innovative risk alerts to credit-market investors.

Dr. Gary Kendall

has extensive experience of modelling, pricing and valuations of complex derivatives. He developed the first commercially available model for the timely pricing and risk management of synthetic CDO squared instruments, widely used across the banking sector for the provision of daily valuation and risk reporting. Gary designed a multi-asset class post-trade risk management solution and worked for Goldman Sachs within their Fixed Income division. Gary has a PhD in Physics in relation to information theory, from Kings College.

Gerry Devanney (FCMA, CGMA)

has twenty-five years of senior finance and operational experience, serving on boards in the UK, Luxembourg and US. Gerry was CFO for Seton House Group, during the successful turnaround and sale of the companies in the private equity backed group, before recently completing an assignment in Chicago as the SVP of Finance for Premier Farnell Inc.

Bryan Darroch

has twenty years of legal experience, twelve of those within financial services. Bryan began his financial services career with Fortis Prime Fund Solutions as Head of Legal for Cayman before being appointed Global Head of Legal in 2005. Bryan has provided senior-level legal support to hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, administrators, custodians and banks covering a broad range of products and services. In addition Bryan advises businesses on compliance with relevant local laws, risk assessment, elimination and mitigation programmes. Bryan became a Director of the General Counsel department upon Credit Suisse's acquisition of FPFS a position he held until setting up his own consultancy in October 2011. Bryan graduated Bachelor of Laws from the University of Strathclyde in 1990 and trained as a solicitor in Scotland.

Gerry Gaffney (ACMA, CGMA)

has provided consultancy services in Private Equity related transactions with a particular focus on technology related investments and strategy. He has undertaken a number of board advisory, executive and turnaround assignments. Gerry has deep knowledge of the technology sector having spent the past 14 years in senior roles, most recently as the CEO of Altium’s operations. Prior to this Gerry worked globally for Cadence Design Solutions and has held senior finance and IT outsourcing positions. Gerry is a Business Studies graduate of the College of Commerce, Rathmines, Dublin.

John Murphy (ACMA)

has eighteen years’ experience in financial services primarily focused on regulation and operational risk management. John has undertaken a number of management and consultancy projects in the last four years for Merrill Lynch and City Index with responsibility for regulatory reporting and compliance. Prior to this John spent eleven years with Bear Sterns as Head of Regulatory Oversight with responsibility for operational due diligence and regulation. John played a pivotal role in gaining a banking license for Bear Stearns for its Dublin operations and represented the firm at Irish Banking Federation meetings. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, John held a number of regulatory and risk roles in London with Nomura, James Capel && Co., Credit Suisse and Bank of America. John holds a B.Sc. Management from the College of Marketing and Design Dublin.

John Purcell

has twenty-five years of sales, marketing and operational experience in business information and associated services to financial companies including hedge funds, family offices, investment banks and UHNW wealth managers.