Management Team

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.

Sandra Aoki

Head of Client Services at Abbey Capital

Sandra is responsible for managing the Client Services department in Abbey Capital. The Dublin based team are the primary point of contact for client requests and queries. Sandra is responsible for ensuring Abbey Capital’s clients continually receive the highest level of service.

Prior to joining Abbey Capital in 2009, Sandra was a project manager for SDL International where she was responsible for managing projects across global teams for a number of US, European and Asian clients.

Sandra holds a B.Bs in International Business & Japanese from Dublin City University. Sandra is a fluent Japanese speaker.

Amy Devoy

Head of Marketing at Abbey Capital

Amy joined the Abbey Capital team in 2007 and was part of the Business Development and Marketing teams. In 2011 she was appointed Communications Officer and in 2014 she became Client Service Manager for Asia and North America. In 2016 Amy moved to the Operations department and in 2018 was appointed Head of Operations.

As Head of Operations Amy was responsible for managing broker relationships, on-boarding managers to Abbey Capital’s suite of multi-manager products and assisting the day-to-day running of the company. In February 2020, Amy was appointed Head of Marketing.

Prior to joining in 2007 Amy completed a B.Sc. in Business and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology (“DIT”). In 2010 she also completed a M.Sc. Marketing from DIT.

Helen Doody

Managing Director & Head of Abbey Capital (US) LLC

Helen has over 20 years of financial markets experience with 10 years spent in trading roles and the more recent 10 years in business development for systematic trading strategies.

Helen started her financial career in 1999 with ABN Amro in Ireland trading Irish Equities before moving to London in 2002 to be a market maker in European Mid Cap stocks and a year later became a Sales Trader for Hedge Funds.  Helen returned to Dublin in 2005 and headed up Anglo Irish Bank’s Centralised Dealing Desk until 2006 when she moved to the United States of America. Helen joined Chilton Investment Management where she was responsible for the group’s European Equity Trading until January 2008 when she left to commence her career with Abbey Capital (US) LLC.

From 2008 Helen built and led the Abbey Capital (US) LLC business until leaving at the end of 2017 to join Kepos Capital. Helen worked in a business development capacity for Kepos from January 2018 to January 2019 until she resigned to re-join Abbey Capital and lead our business development and client servicing business in North America.

Helen is a director of the Abbey Capital (US) LLC board.

Helen graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Dublin City University with a Certificate in Investment Management. Helen Doody is registered with Foreside Fund Services, LLC which is not affiliated with Abbey Capital or its affiliates.

Derek Hardiman

Chief Technology Officer at Abbey Capital

Derek leads Abbey Capital’s technology group and is responsible for all aspects of the development, operation and management of our systems and infrastructure. Derek is also a member of the Operational Due Diligence team.

Derek joined Abbey Capital in March 2011 from Tradefacilitate Ltd., an EU-validated provider of paper-free import export solutions, where he was CTO and responsible for product strategy, development and delivery processes, and for making their software-as-a-service offering market-ready. Prior to this, Derek spent four years at Daiwa Securities Global Asset Services in Dublin as Head of Technology where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology operation including software, infrastructure and business continuity management. Derek held a variety of software development leadership roles prior to this in the digital imaging, eLearning and performance management industries.

Derek holds a B.Sc. in Applied Computing from Waterford Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Smurfit Business School at UCD, specialising in Marketing and HR.



Louise Harris

Chief Compliance Officer at Abbey Capital

Louise Harris is the Chief Compliance Officer at Abbey Capital Limited.

Louise reports directly to Abbey Capital’s Board of Directors and heads the Compliance unit. Louise is responsible for advising Abbey Capital on all regulatory matters and ensuring that Abbey Capital conducts its business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Louise joined Abbey Capital in 2017 from an independent third party UCITS and alternative investment fund management company, where she held the position of Head of Legal & Compliance of the Irish branch.

Louise initially joined Abbey Capital in 2009. Between 2009 and 2017, Louise held various legal and compliance positions in Abbey Capital, including Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel. Louise joined Abbey Capital in 2009 from Aviva’s offshore investment business, Norwich Union International, where she held the position of Legal Manager for two years. Prior to this, Louise practiced as a barrister for five years, working mainly in the areas of contract and commercial law.

Louise graduated with a Master of Laws degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2000 and with a Barrister-at-Law degree from the King’s Inns in Ireland in 2002. Louise was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2002.

Aodhagan Hurley

Managing Director at Abbey Capital

As Managing Director Aodhagán is responsible for Business Development and Sales for Abbey Capital. He acts as primary liaison for institutional clients, across Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Before joining Abbey Capital in 2006, Aodhagán was a Senior Project Manager for Datalex plc., where Aodhagán managed multi-million dollar projects for major international blue-chip airline clients. From 1998 to 2001, Aodhagán worked as a product specialist and consultant with Misys, focusing on the trade finance and retail banking sectors.

Aodhagán recently completed a Strategic Marketing Management programme at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds a Master of Business Studies (M.I.S.) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.

David McInerney

Chief Financial Officer at Abbey Capital

David McInerney is the Chief Financial Officer of Abbey Capital Limited.

David oversees all Audit, Financial and Tax areas of Abbey Capital and its funds. David is also a member of the Compliance and Credit Committees as well as being a member of the Operational Due diligence team. Prior to joining Abbey Capital in 2014, David was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin. David worked with an extensive range of alternative investment funds promoted by European, US and Asian investment managers. David has also gained international alternatives experience working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York.

David holds a BSc Finance degree from University College Cork and a Masters of Accounting from the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Patrick Ryan

Chief Risk Officer

Patrick Ryan is Chief Risk Officer for Abbey Capital . In his role Patrick is responsible for ensuring an enterprise-wide culture of risk management, the identification and resolution of risks and building the company’s capability to monitor, anticipate and respond to risks.

Before joining Abbey Capital in 2018, Patrick was Chief Risk Officer with Susquehanna International Securities Limited, where he was responsible for enterprise wide risk management. Prior to joining Susquehanna in 2013, he worked as a Risk Manager with TD Securities. Patrick started his career with Bear Stearns before initially joining TD Securities as an Equity Derivatives Analyst in 2006.

Patrick is a CFA Charterholder and a Certified FRM. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Business Studies and French.

John Twomey

Director of Research at Abbey Capital

As Director of Research, John oversees Abbey Capital’s investment process, including manager analysis and due diligence, quantitative research, portfolio construction, market analysis and liquidity management. As a member of the investment committee, John participates in all aspects of Abbey Capital’s investment activities.

John joined Abbey Capital in 2009 following completion of a M.Sc. in Financial Economics from University College Cork (“UCC”) School of Economics. He has a B.Sc. in Finance from UCC and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (“CAIA”). 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.