W&W Asset Management Dublin DAC

Comprehensive & Flexible Fund Management

About Us

Incorporated in Ireland in 1999, our aim is to deliver a comprehensive and flexible fund management service offering centred around our clients. We provide a gateway for establishing, launching and managing fund structures in partnership with our clients.

W&W Asset Management Dublin DAC is wholly owned by W&W Asset Management GmbH, a member of the Wüstenrot & Württembergische Group.

The Company provides fund management services to W&W Asset Management GmbH managing €40bn on behalf of W&W AG, a public listed entity, with a €75bn asset holding.

The Company’s sister firm in Ireland W&W Investment Managers DAC provides portfolio management and investment advisory services as regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland under MiFID.

The W&W Gruppe companies can look back on a long history. Their roots go back to 1828 and thus combine more than 190 years of experience in serving their clients.

Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland under the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011, and (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) Regulations 2013.

Fund Management Solutions

  • Fund Establishment
  • Service Partners Selection
  • Management Company - UCITS/AIFM
  • UCITS/AIFMD Designated Persons
  • Compliance Support
  • Irish Resident Directors
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)
  • Risk Management

Fund Establishment

Expertise and experience in the establishment of fund structures from design to realisation of the fund. W&W has experience across a broad spectrum of fund types including UCITS, AIFs, Fund of Funds, Private Debt, Private Equity and Infrastructure Funds.

Expertise and experience in the establishment of fund structures from design to realisation of the fund. W&W has experience across a broad spectrum of fund types including UCITS, AIFs, Fund of Funds, Private Debt, Private Equity and Infrastructure Funds.

W&W has access to a wide network of service partners and has the relevant industry knowledge to assist in the selection of service partners which best fit our clients requirements.

W&W is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and supports funds structured as unit trusts, common contractual funds and Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles (ICAVs). W&W has extensive experience in managing both UCITS and AIFMD. In engaging with W&W an asset manager avoids both the costs and the risks associated with operating in an overseas jurisdiction. W&W assumes responsibility for all local regulatory and compliance requirements.

W&W appoints Designated Persons to self-managed investment companies and management companies under the UCITS and AIFMD regime. The Designated Persons fulfil the executive substance requirement of these entities. The Designated Person is a pre-approved control function under the Fitness & Probity Regulations of the Central Bank Reform Act 2010.

W&W has the depth and expertise to provide guidance on an extensive range of compliance and operational matters.

W&W offers managers a highly experienced panel of non-executive directors who adhere to the highest standards of corporate governance and bring current industry knowledge and expertise to those boards on which they serve.

Regulators globally continue to focus on money laundering and the possibility that funds may present opportunities for money launderers. W&W offers a specialist MLRO service to funds.This service operates independently of a regulated fund’s administrator/transfer agent. The MLRO monitors the administrator’s AML procedures, carries out on-site inspections, reports to the Board of the fund and provides AML training.

W&W provides a risk management service to UCITS and AIFs enabling such funds to perform the risk management functions required to ensure compliance with the UCITS Regulations and AIFMD.

Strength in unity

The W&W Asset Management team comprises a wealth of experience across all facets of the fund management industry. A culture of collective thinking and drive within the team is a key cornerstone and ensures that our client is central to everything that we do.

Portrait of Breandán Ó Braoin

Managing Director

Qualified Chartered Accountant, with PwC specialising in financial services. Recruited in 2001 as Head of Finance with responsibility for the capital and financial management functions of the Company.

Mr. Ó Braoin was appointed as Managing Director in 2017.

Portrait of Gerry O'Sullivan

Head of Investment Management

Worked in the Central Bank of Ireland from 1979 to 2001. Recruited by the W&W Asset Management in 2001.

Gerry’s functions for the UCITS/AIFM management company include monitoring investment policy, investment strategy and performance; supervision of delegates; complaints handling and Investment management. Gerry is the Designated Person with responsibility for Investment Management.

Portrait of Barry Cullen

Chief Risk Officer

Barry joined W&W Asset Management having previously worked for BNY Mellon since 2003. Barry’s functions for the UCITS/AIFM management company covers the risk elements of monitoring investment policy, investment strategy and performance; supervision of delegates; complaints handling and investment management.

Barry is the Designated Person with responsibility for Operational Risk Management and Fund Risk Management.

Portrait of Martin McCormack

Head of Finance

Martin is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance. Martin has over 15 years experience as an accountant in the financial services sector and is the Designated Person with responsibility for Capital & Finance Management and Distribution.

Portrait of Tom Brennan

Regulatory Compliance

Tom has extensive experience of the funds industry having been the Head of Finance and a Director for the Mercer Funds. Tom is currently a Risk & Regulatory Partner in EisnerAmper Ireland, a firm who specialise in the provision of services to the financial services industry.

Tom is the Designated Person responsible for Regulatory Compliance.

Senior Operations Manager

Edel is the Company’s Senior Operations Manager. In addition to overseeing day to day operations, Edel is also key contact for new fund launches and the on-boarding of new clients.

Edel has over 13 years’ experience in the Fund Services and Custody areas. She joined the Company in November 2019 from Deutsche Bank where she was Vice President of their Depository Client On-Boarding Team.

Outsourced Expertise

Our Partners

By engaging with market leading service providers it allows W&W to concentrate on our core strengths while enabling access into a global information network.

Contact Information

5 Earlsfort Terrace,
Dublin 2, D02CK83, Ireland.

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