Neuberger Berman adds Niall O’Sullivan as Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies, EMEA
London, September 12 2022 — Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, 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.
Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America, comments: “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.”
Erik Knutzen, Multi-Asset Chief Investment Officer, adds: “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.”
Mr. 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.
Niall O’Sullivan said: “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.”
About Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With offices in 25 countries, Neuberger Berman’s diverse team has over 2,500 professionals. For seven consecutive years, the company has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). In 2020, the PRI named Neuberger Berman a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The PRI also awarded Neuberger Berman an A+ in every eligible category for our approach to ESG integration across asset classes. The firm manages $418 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2022. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com.
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