Grant Thornton and Fenergo appoint audit and asset management experts

Appointments | Thu 28 Jun | Author – Business & Finance
Dan Holland
Dan Holland, Grant Thornton (Photo: Emily Quinn)

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Grant Thornton and Fenergo.

Dan Holland, Audit Partner
Grant Thornton

Dan Holland

Dan Holland

Dan Holland has been appointed as a new audit partner with Grant Thornton.

Holland spent 11 years as a Partner with Smith and Williamson. Out of those 11 years, he spent eight as Head of Audit and Assurance Department.

His experience lies in leading and coordinating audit, accounting, assurance and advisory assignments for both domestic and international clients.

Michael McAteer, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton, said:

I am delighted to announce Dan’s appointment which demonstrates our firm’s continued growth and focus on meeting our clients’ needs. Dan brings long-standing experience to the firm that will benefit our clients as we grow. At Grant Thornton, we pride ourselves on access to senior decision makers with great commercial acumen and a can-do approach. We are continuing to recruit for senior people to meet client demand for experts who really understand their business.

At Grant Thornton, Holland will join 19 partners in the audit department who collectively lead a team of over 400 skilled professionals within the audit and assurance department across Ireland.

Kevin O’Neill, Buy-side Division Lead

Kevin O'Neill, Fenergo

Kevin O’Neill

Fenergo has appointed Kevin O’Neill as buy-side division lead.

O’Neill was most recently the Head of US Asset Manager segment for Royal Bank of Canada’s Investor & Treasury Services (RBC). Prior to that role, he was RBC’s Head of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) & Central Bank business segment, covering the largest institutional investors in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe.

His vast experience lies in asset servicing, asset management and wealth management.

O’Neill said:

I am excited to be joining Fenergo at this stage of their growth. Having established the industry standard for client lifecycle management (CLM) across global sell-side markets, the company’s next logical step is to replicate that success in the asset management sector. Fenergo is the market leader in providing CLM technology and delivering digitised solutions. Extending those onboarding and compliance capabilities to asset managers will greatly enhance the end-client experience, reduce regulatory risk, and increase speed to market, making the buy-side that much more efficient.

He continued: “We will be deploying the same innovative methodologies to the asset management sector that we have used in creating the global onboarding standard for the sell-side. A significant part of that approach is our collaboration with our client community through our established set of regulatory and technology forums (representing 20,000+ risk and compliance professionals). The inclusion of representatives from the asset management community will enhance our solution set even further.”

The buy-side division is a new branch of the firm and aligns with Fenergo’s strategic objective to deliver value-added, innovative and proven CLM services and solutions to both buy-and-sell-side institutions globally.