Investment Committee

Tony Gannon

Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Abbey Capital

Prior to founding Abbey Capital, Tony was a co-founder of Allied Irish Capital Management (AICM), a Dublin-based CTA, in conjunction with Allied Irish Banks.

He helped to grow AICM to become one of the largest European CTAs, with funds under management growing from an initial $50 million to in excess of $1.4 billion.

Tony has more than 25 years’ investment experience in the managed futures industry. He is recognized and acknowledged as a leader in the industry globally. He is a regular guest speaker at alternative investment industry conferences.

Tony graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters in Business Studies with Finance from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Mick Swift

Chief Executive Officer at Abbey Capital

Mick Swift is Chief Executive Officer of Abbey Capital.

Mick is responsible for delivering on the strategic goals of the company, oversees the operations on a day to day basis and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is a Director of Abbey Capital and its holding company Cavendish Capital.

Mick was promoted to CEO in December 2019 after holding the role of Deputy CEO and Director of Research since 2012. He joined the company in 2002.

Prior to joining Abbey Capital, Mick was a Director at Allied Irish Capital Management (AICM) in Dublin from 1998 to 2002. While at AICM, he worked in a trading capacity as well as on product research and risk management. Previously, Mick was Head of FX and European Interest Rate Trading at Bank of Ireland Global Markets in Dublin from 1997 to 1998. From 1994 to 1997 Mick was Treasurer and EVP at Bank of Ireland’s New York Branch, where he ran the trading and sales operation. In 1992, he became Head of Irish Interest Rate Trading at the bank after time spent trading forward foreign exchange. Mick joined the Treasury Division of Bank of Ireland in 1984.

Mick graduated with a B Comm degree from NUIG Galway in 1983 and holds an ACMA qualification.

Peter Carney

Chief Operating Officer at Abbey Capital

Peter Carney is the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Abbey Capital Limited (“Abbey Capital”) overseeing all operational aspects of the business. He is also Head of Operational Due Diligence and is a member of the Executive Management, Risk and Investment Committees.

Peter joined Abbey Capital in 2003 and prior to taking the role of COO, Peter held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Abbey Capital for 13 years overseeing all Audit, Financial and Tax areas of the Abbey Capital group of companies and its funds. Peter qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and prior to joining Abbey Capital gained hedge fund industry experience in both Dublin and the Cayman Islands.

Peter completed an Executive Leadership program at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Galway and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Alan Dunne

Managing Director at Abbey Capital

In his role, Alan oversees market and portfolio analysis and research thought pieces. As a voting member of the investment committee Alan participates in all aspects of Abbey Capital’s manager appraisal activities.

Before joining Abbey Capital in 2012, Alan was Investment Director with Ulster Bank Wealth, where he was responsible for investment strategy and asset allocation. Prior to that, he was Investment Strategist at Allied Irish Capital Management. Alan started his career at Bank of America, London, as a technical analyst and proprietary trader in the FX division. He subsequently worked with Bank of America in Hong Kong and Singapore as Senior Research Analyst in FX, before joining BNP Paribas as a fixed income strategist in Emerging Markets in London.

Alan is a CFA charterholder with a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, an MSc in Investment Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an MBA from University College Dublin.

John Twomey

Head of Research at Abbey Capital

John’s responsibilities include manager analysis and due diligence, on-going fundamental research, management of the analyst team and setting the research agenda for the company. As a voting member of the investment committee, John participates in all aspects of Abbey Capital’s manager appraisal activities.

John joined Abbey Capital in 2009 following completion of a M.Sc. in Financial Economics from the University College Cork (“UCC”) School of Economics. He also holds a B.Sc. in Finance from UCC in addition to holding the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (“CAIA”) qualification. John’s academic research focused on the application of regression analysis and the bootstrapping algorithm to fund performance and his work has been published in the Journal of Wealth Management.

Kevin Donohoe

Deputy Head of Research at Abbey Capital

Kevin’s responsibilities include managerial oversight of the Research Analyst and Treasury teams, ongoing manager analysis and due diligence, and participation in Abbey Capital’s research agenda. Kevin is a non-voting member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Abbey Capital in August 2013, Kevin worked as a Market Risk Analyst with Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (“IBRC”). Kevin Joined IBRC in May 2010, where he was primarily responsible for the analysis, management and reporting of risk across the bank’s derivative trading books. Prior to this, Kevin worked with Geneva Trading from 2008, where he traded a range of futures markets across the energy sector.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin and a M.Sc. in Finance and Capital Markets from Dublin City University.