Architas unveils expanded Dublin team ahead of Brexit

Eleven new roles created in Ireland

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Architas has announced the appointment of 11 new roles at its Dublin-based business ahead of Brexit.

Charles Lamb will lead the office as chief executive officer, while Niall McDonnell becomes senior investment manager and Richard Byrne has been appointed investment manager. In total, 11 new roles have been created to help expand the Architas business in Ireland.

Lamb (pictured) joins Architas from New Ireland Assurance Company where he headed investment oversight and governance since August 2017. Prior to this, he was at State Street Global Advisors for 17 years, holding roles including head of risk management, director and managing director.

He has also worked at JP Morgan Asset Management, Old Mutual And KPMG.

McDonnell and Byrne both joined Architas in January. McDonell joined from Mercer where he was for eight years as senior product specialist and investment solutions specialist. Previously, he was treasury manager at Incisive Capital Management.

Byrne was hired from an unnamed asset management company where he was for three years and prior to this, he worked as a portfolio manager assistant at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He also held different roles earlier such as fixed income portfolio analyst specialist at Pioneer Investments and derivatives specialist at State Street.

Commenting on the appointments, Hans Georgeson, CEO of Architas, said: “These appointments in Dublin form part of the expansion of the Architas businesses. Our operations in Ireland have grown in recent years and these new roles reflect the greater demand placed on the business.

“In addition to our growth in the UK and Europe we have now expanded into Asia, supported by a new range of multi-asset funds domiciled in Dublin. Given these changes we felt now was the time to build our presence in Ireland.

“Like all asset managers we have been reviewing our operations ahead of Brexit. Architas has a long history in both the UK and continental Europe and are well placed to continue to support our clients globally after the UK leaves the European Union. With Architas businesses operating in London, Dublin, Paris and Brussels we are confident there will be limited impact to our clients regardless of the type of Brexit we eventually see.”

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