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Kieran Fox Joins Maples Group to Lead European Business Development

28 Oct 2022

The Maples Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Kieran Fox as Director, Business Development for the fund services business in Europe.

Kieran is recognised across the asset management industry in Europe as a leader in fund services and asset management, bringing nearly 25 years of experience to the role. Most recently, he served as the Director of Business Development for Irish Funds, the representative body for the international fund and asset management community in Ireland.  In this role, he led Irish Funds' implementation of the Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive (“AIFMD”), drafted guidance on hedge fund administration for the Alternative Investment Management Association (''AIMA'') and oversaw a significant increase in asset manager members.  Kieran has held a number of previous senior roles during his career including serving as a senior regulator (risk specialist) for the Central Bank of Ireland, and worked in portfolio management, research, trading and middle office for several hedge funds in London.  He graduated from Queen's University, Belfast with a Bachelor of Science (2:1) in Finance, and holds post-graduate certificate in IT from Ulster University and a certificate in innovation from Babson College.

"I am delighted to join the team at the Maples Group and help further their mission of providing the latest and most innovative fund administration services for alternative asset managers,” said Kieran.  "It will be a pleasure continuing my career with leading global clients and colleagues in such a storied company."

Kieran will play an integral role as the Maples Group continues to build out its award-winning host of operational and compliance solutions across Europe, including end-to-end fund administration services, helping new entrants navigate the regulatory landscape including the AIFMD and UCITS directives; as well as the Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation ("SFDR"), which imposes ESG disclosure requirements for asset managers.   

Kieran will be based in Dublin, where he will work closely with Christina McCarthy, Global Head of Fund Administration to further the Maples Group's initiatives in the region and contribute to its growth globally.

"The regulatory environment and growth opportunities for alternative asset managers are always evolving – both in the EU and beyond.  Accordingly fund managers feel compelled to ensure their compliance and operations are fully efficient and allow them to focus on growth," said Christina. “Kieran’s deep experience and insights will help us continue to deliver best-in-class solutions and support to the world’s leading asset management firms and institutional investors for years to come."

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