Custom House, a hedge fund administration specialist, has announced the appointment of David Barry as Chief Operations Officer responsible for the oversight and management of Custom House’s global administration team. Mr. Barry will split his time between the group’s Dublin and Malta offices.
“We are delighted to welcome David back to Custom House. We look to his experience in the alternative asset space to ensure the firm’s continuous commitment to offering best-in-class service to our clients as a leading independent fund administrator,” said Helen Breen, CFO of Custom House. “David will oversee our global operating model and is responsible for our multi-jurisdictional fund administration teams, managing eight direct reports located in our regional offices.”
With over 20 years of experience working in the hedge funds and fund administration space, Mr. Barry re-joins Custom House after spending two and half years as Chief Executive Officer of Portcullis Asset Management. While previously at Custom House, Mr. Barry was a member of the Executive Committee and held a number of senior management positions including Manager of Global Operations in both the Chicago and Dublin offices. Mr. Barry also held the position of NAV Director with International Fund Services (IFS), a division of State Street Alternative Investment Solutions.
“I’m delighted to be returning to Custom House, having previously spent over 12 years within the Group,” said Mr. Barry. “Custom House combines almost 30 years of experience as a fund administrator for alternative investment funds with an innovative, entrepreneurial, technology –driven service model that puts our clients first. I look forward to continuing to develop this model, and to ensure we are ahead of the curve when it comes to meeting our client’s needs.”
Mr. Barry is a fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants, qualifying from Dublin Business School in 2006.