Investment Committee

Tony Gannon

Chief Executive Officer 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

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Research Director at Abbey Capital

As Research Director, and voting member of the Investment Committee, Mick manages and oversees Abbey Capital’s research and risk management processes as well as portfolio construction. He joined Abbey Capital in May 2002 after fifteen years as a trader and manager of trading teams.

Prior to joining Abbey Capital, Mick was a Director at AICM from 1998 to 2002. While at AICM, he worked in a trading capacity and also on product research and risk management. Previously, Mick was the Head of FX and European Interest Rate Trading at Bank of Ireland in Dublin from 1997 to 1998. Prior to that, Mick was Treasurer and EVP at Bank of Ireland’s New York Branch, where he ran the trading and sales operation from 1994 to 1997. In 1992, he became Head of Interest Rate trading at the bank. Mick initially joined the Treasury Division of Bank of Ireland in 1984 where he traded foreign exchange and interest rate markets on a proprietary basis.

Mick graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University College Galway and holds an ACMA qualification.

Andrew Meleady

Chief Operating Officer at Abbey Capital

In his role as Chief Operating Officer Andrew oversees all operational aspects of the business. He is also head of Operational Due Diligence and a voting member of the Investment Committee.

Before joining Abbey Capital in 2005, Andrew was Financial Controller at WestLB Covered Bond Bank where he led the Financial Control and Risk Management functions in the bank as it grew from start up to a bank with a €7 billion short and long-term rated debt issuance program. Andrew started his career in banking and investment at WestLB Ireland where he was responsible for all Regulatory and Group Financial reporting. Andrew is a fellow member of the ACCA, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Business and Accounting from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Ireland.



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.

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 holder 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.