Mediolanum Asset Management (MAML), the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has appointed David Holohan as its new Senior Equity Investment Strategist.
Based in Dublin, Holohan (pictured), reports to the Head of Market Strategy, currently covered ad-interim by Christophe Jaubert, Head of Investment Performance.
This hire follows several recent additions made by MAML in the past few months, including Astrid Schilo as Multi-Asset Strategist and Inma Conde as Head of Manager Research, and Christophe Jaubert at the beginning of the year.
Holohan will be leading the equity team that forms the house investment strategy view on equities, covering global regions and sectors. David’s arrival marks a significant expansion in Mediolanum’s investment capabilities, in particular by supporting the development of bottom-up stock picking strategies to enhance funds’ investment flexibility and their performance.
Holohan has over a decade of investment management and equities experience across a range of top-tier asset management firms. He joins from Merrion Capital Group, one of Ireland’s longest operating wealth managers, where he held the dual position of Chief Investment Officer and Fund Manager. Prior to this, he was a Partner and Investments Director at Cedar Capital Advisors.
Furio Pietribiasi, Managing Director at Mediolanum Asset Management Limited, says: “We are very happy to welcome David to our growing investment team following the arrival of Astrid Schilo and Inma Condé two months ago. The addition of David with his experience and track record is going to be instrumental to harness the opportunities from volatile markets. His strong expertise, under the lead of Christophe, complements our growing investment capabilities and will support our ambition to expand our products offering to our clients”.
MAML is an early adopter of new emerging technologies in asset management. The firm’s DNA is built on a technology infrastructure and vision which leverages Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in its operations and uses its Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) in combination with a sophisticated range of analytics and AI tools to support customer experience and the investment and risk management processes.
The firm’s philosophy is to build innovation by experimenting with small emerging players and collaborating with established flagship suppliers. MAML’s internal technology expertise, specifically around alternative data, Machine learning and AI has become critical to understanding and evaluating the most sophisticated emerging quant strategies – and to best inform decisions to fund or incubate new strategies and managers.
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