Smith & Williamson Investment Management (Europe) Limited (SWE), the Dublin based subsidiary of leading wealth management and professional services group Tilney Smith & Williamson, has announced the appointment of Fiona Sweeney as its new Chief Executive Officer.
SWE is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, and acts as the group’s European hub of operations, allowing it to provide practical, effective investment solutions and financial advice to clients in Ireland. SWE also has a full licence to operate across Europe under the EU’s MIFID regulations, serving the group’s clients across many countries.
Fiona is a highly seasoned professional, with more than 30 years’ experience in the asset management industry. She has held senior management roles in leading Irish investment firms, including AIB Investment Managers and Davy Asset Management, managing a full range of assets for a broad range of clients. She holds an Undergraduate and a Masters Degree in Economics from University College Dublin and was awarded the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors in 2018. Fiona is a member of the CFA Institute. In addition to her career in the Investment Industry, Fiona is currently a Non-Executive Director of CIE Group.
She succeeds Cedric Cruess Callaghan as CEO of Smith & Williamson Investment Management (Europe) who will continue to look after our clients as a senior investment manager, as he has since founding our Irish firm.
Chris Woodhouse, Group Chief Executive of Tilney Smith & Williamson commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Fiona to the Tilney Smith & Williamson group. Fiona brings a wealth of experience having worked at leading financial services firms in Ireland which I know will be valuable as we continue to build our presence in both Ireland and the wider European Union. This is an exciting time for SWE as we see considerable opportunities for the expansion of our European client base in a post-Brexit world. I am delighted that we have appointed someone of Fiona’s calibre to lead the team in Dublin during the next phase of growth and development.“
Fiona added: “I am delighted to be joining Smith & Williamson Investment Management (Europe) at an exciting time for the company, in light of the expansion plans in both Ireland and Europe.”