Meet the team

An introduction to our experienced team of professionals.

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43

North America

43 years experience

50

Netherlands

50 years experience

115

UK

90 years experience

31

Nordics

31 years experience

Germany / Italy / Spain

50

Switzerland

25 years experience

43

Japan

43 years experience

26

Asia

26 years experience

103

Middle East

103 years experience

60

Australia

60 years experience

37

Family offices

37 years experience

75

Investment consultants

75 years experience

Paul Price

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Price is the founder and CEO of Haven Green Capital Partners with 37 years’ experience in the finance industry. Paul was formerly Global Head of Sales and Distribution for Morgan Stanley Investment Management and the former CEO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ireland. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Paul was Global Head of Distribution for Pioneer and has held senior positions for MFS, Lombard Odier and Bank of Ireland Asset Management.

Damien Varley

Chief Operating Officer

Damien has worked in private markets for the last 7 years with a focus on private equity and real estate sectors. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management on operational infrastructure and sales support for the transition of the business to Ireland following Brexit. He holds a Biomedical Engineering degree from the University of Limerick as well as an MBA from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, a diploma in Aviation Leasing & Finance from University of Limerick, and Alternative Market specialties from Harvard Business School and Said Business School, Oxford University.

Prior to his finance career, Damien played professional rugby, representing Munster and Ireland over a 10-year career.

Tim Markham

Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Tim has more than 30 years industry experience. He joined Ernst Young’s Financial Services Group in 1990 as an Audit Director specialising in Investment Funds. In 2005, Tim moved to J.P. Morgan where he managed its Depositary Services business in Ireland and the Channel Islands. Prior to joining Haven Green, he briefly worked with Sanne to establish its Specialised Depositary business, the first to be licenced in Ireland. Tim has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Trinity College Dublin and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Eugene O’Callaghan

Senior Advisor

From 2010 to 2021 Eugene was the CEO of Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and its predecessor the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF). After stepping down he was a Strategic Advisor to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). He was previously Head of Investment Manager Programme with the NPRF, having joined in 2005 from Irish Life Investment Managers, where he had been an executive director and chief operating officer in addition to numerous other roles in a 15-year tenure. Prior to that Eugene lived in New Zealand for five years where he worked in an investment bank and in a major accounting firm.  He is a chartered accountant and holds a first class honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin. Eugene has also been a member of the Advisory Committee for the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) (2017-2021) and a member of the Investment Committee of the Courts Service of Ireland (2010-2020).

Penny Bodle

Partner Napatree Advisors, strategic partner to Haven Green, Middle East & North America

Penny is the founding partner of Napatree Capital Advisors, a boutique, outsourced investor relations, business development and placement business. Prior to founding Napatree, Penny was Global Head of Investor Relations at the SoftBank Vision Fund, where she and her team were responsible for capital raising, investor relations and relationship management. Before joining SoftBank, Penny was Managing Director at Raptor Group. She began her asset management career at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Robert Ekblom Jr.

Partner, Nordic Sales

Robbie began his career in asset management in 2015 working for ARM Swiss Representatives in New York before joining Morgan Stanley in 2017, where he covered the Scandinavian market. Prior to joining Haven Green, Robbie was mandated by a Finnish family office to internationalize their sales efforts. Alongside numerous other positions with hedge funds and private equity managers, Robbie has a further 6 years related industry experience in sales.

Graduating from the International School of Geneva, Robbie holds an Upper 2-1 BA degree from the European Business School, London.

Adam Hayes-Newington

Willow Tree Capital, UK coverage

Adam is the founding director of Willow Tree Capital, a strategic partner to Haven Green. He has worked in asset management for over 26 years helping to lead the growth of the institutional business at firms including Amundi Alternative Investments, MJ Hudson (Allenbridge), Intermediate Capital Group (“ICG”) and Liontrust Asset Management, as well as being a founding partner of River and Mercantile Asset Management. Prior to his career in the asset management industry Adam spent six years in the British Army.

Richard Hurley

Partner, North America

Prior to joining Haven Green, Richard worked in Global Sales & Distribution at Morgan Stanley Investment Management covering institutional and intermediary clients across all asset classes. He also worked at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management where he led cash management and lending engagement. Richard holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin and a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He currently serves on the Junior Committee for the New York Police & Fire Widow’s & Children’s Benefit Fund

Kikuo Kuroiwa

Partner, Japan

Kuroiwa-san has over 40 years’ experience in the financial industry. First half of his career was at Yamaichi Securities in Japan, USA, Switzerland and Singapore.

Later half was all in Japan as President of Bank of Ireland Asset Management, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and President of Robeco.

He has been working closely with Japanese institutional investors to implement, develop and strengthen ESG investment for their responsible investment to align with Japanese stewardship code set by Japanese Financial Authorities and Government.

He holds a Bachelor of Law from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan and an MBA from American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona, USA.

Celia Larkin

Partner, European Sales

Celia has more than twenty-five years of experience in financial services having worked as a Senior Relationship Manager for Societe Generale where she was responsible for looking after a portfolio of asset managers in the UK for global markets. Prior to this, Celia worked for Deutsche Bank as Global Head of New Product Development for their Global Equities division.

Previously, Celia has worked at several major asset managers (Threadneedle, Henderson, Aberdeen and Deutsche). She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Modern Languages and International Business.

Chris Manfield

Partner Eiger Advisors, strategic partner to Haven Green, UK & Switzerland

Chris Manfield is based in Geneva, Switzerland. He has over 25 years’ experience in executive search and investment management. Clients have included hedge funds, infrastructure funds, asset managers, private banks, sovereign wealth funds and investment banks. His geographical coverage is predominantly UK and Europe, but he has also advised clients in the Middle East and Africa. Chris attended the Inns of Court School of Law (Gray’s Inn) and graduated from UCL in Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Cynthia Muller

Partner, Family Offices

Cynthia Muller has 30 years of experience in financial markets, having worked at JP Morgan from 1982 to 1997 and Morgan Stanley in wealth management from 1997 until 2013. From 2014 to 2021 she was a partner at Cheyne Capital, a leading European alternative asset manager.

Since 1996, she has been a London-based investment advisor to family offices, foundations, and asset managers located primarily the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and the Middle East.

She serves as investment committee member and Trustee of the UK Tennis Foundation, audit committee member and Trustee of the European Board of Education for Employment, investment committee member and Trustee of a USA based Church Endowment, and Trustee of Key Family Partners.

Josien Piek

Partner, Benelux and Nordic Sales

Josien is a macro economist and has worked in banking and asset management over the past 30 years. She was a founding supervisory board member of the WBA and helped grow GRESB, the global sustainability benchmark for real assets in Europe. She co-founded of the Universal Basic Income (UBI) Lab Den Haag. She is a partner at Haven Green Capital Partners working with asset owners on navigating the rapidly changing investment landscape and advising investment firms focused on sustainability and impact investing.

Liam Price

Head of Sustainability & Impact

Liam focuses on Haven Green’s ESG principles and due diligence of underlying managers. Liam has previously worked in real estate surveying with placements at Morgan Stanley’s London and New York offices. He holds a BA in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin and a certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA UK. Liam is currently studying for his CFA designation.

Gary Smith

Partner, Middle East & Asia

With more than twenty-five years industry experience, Gary began his career as an economist at Greenwell Montagu, before progressing through a range of fixed income research and sales roles for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas. In 2008, Gary became Global Head of Official Institutions for BNP Paribas, with responsibility for global central banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds. In 2013, he moved to Barings to continue his work with Official Institutions.

Gary established Sovereign Focus in 2019, a consultancy which provides specialist services for asset management firms targeting the central bank and SWF sector.

Conor Smyth

Partner TritonLake, strategic partner to Haven Green

Conor founded TritonLake in 2015 with a vision to bring together alternative investment opportunities and ultra-high-net-worth investors. Prior to this, from 1997 Conor was a partner at MoneyMate, a technology and services business partnering with global investment and wealth management firms. Conor grew this business through partnerships with senior leaders on both sides of the Atlantic, culminating in the strategic sale of the business to private equity-backed Compliance Solution Strategies. Conor holds an Honours Degree in Engineering from University College Dublin, a Higher Diploma (Hons) in International Selling and a Masters in Sales Management.

David Wickham

Partner, Middle East/UK

David was previously the Global Head of Quantitative Investment Solutions & ESG Lead with Abrdn. Prior to this role, David was a Director for Emerging Markets, Frontier Markets and Smart Beta Solutions with HSBC Global Asset Management, which involved holding several external appointments in ESG and Social Entrepreneurship.

Before HSBC, David held senior roles at Invesco and Insight Investment, having commenced his investment management career in Australia with Mercer and JANA. David holds a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from the University of Oxford and is a graduate of Harvard University.

Further names and details will be added here as additional appointments are formalised.