Neuberger Berman has hired Niall O’Sullivan for a newly created role as Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies, EMEA.
Working closely with the firm’s global investment teams, Mr. O’Sullivan will be responsible for leading the multi-asset team’s investment activity in the region, driving portfolio construction and outlook development for EMEA client portfolios. Mr. O’Sullivan will join the firm’s Asset Allocation Committee and be proactive in developing, authoring, and delivering market insight, commentary, and differentiated thought leadership and collateral to engage sophisticated investors in the region. Niall will seek to collaborate with the investment teams in our external clients and engage on the investment challenges they face.
“Niall will raise the level of dialogue and engagement with our institutional and intermediary clients, leveraging the capabilities of Neuberger Berman’s global platform to identify, deliver and manage customised multi-asset solutions. Having a senior multi-asset investor on board in the region is sure to bolster our capabilities and better meet our clients’ needs.”Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America
“Prolonged market volatility, inflation, and rising interest rates has clients seeking multi-asset class solutions to enhance returns, increase diversification, and find opportunities wherever they exist across public and private markets. Niall has a proven track record when it comes to allocating capital and his experience will benefit our clients in Europe and the Middle East.”Erik Knutzen, multi-asset chief investment officer
Niall O’Sullivan has more than 25 years’ experience managing investment portfolios and programs, globally. Most recently, he worked with Mercer Investments as chief investment officer of its Outsourced CIO (OCIO) business for Europe, Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining Mercer in 2010, Niall was with QED in Dublin, where he focused on solution-driven investment opportunities with banks and insurance companies. Before QED, he was at Bank of Ireland Global Markets, working with clients and developing the bank’s LDI product range and inflation-linked solutions. Niall holds a M.Sc. in Investment & Treasury from Dublin City University and a B.A. (Mod) in Mathematics from Trinity College. He will be based in London and Dublin and report to Erik Knutzen, multi-asset chief investment officer, and Doug Kramer, head of Institutional Equity and Multi-Asset Class and locally to Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America.
“The depth and extent of Neuberger Berman’s investment talent across asset classes in both the public and private markets is what attracted me to this private, independent, employee-owned firm. I look forward to using this skillset to help Neuberger Berman’s clients achieve their objectives.”Niall O’Sullivan