Eugene Kiernan appointed President of CISI Ireland

By Lora Benson | Jun 09, 2020


The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Eugene Kiernan FCSI as President of the CISI National Advisory Council for Ireland. He takes over from Frank O’Riordon MCSI who held the position for the last four years.

Eugene joined the global financial services professional, not-for-profit body CISI in 1998 becoming a Fellow in 2005. He has over 35 years’ experience in the Asset management and Funds industry.

Eugene (right) began his career in Irish Life Investment Managers, initially as an Investment 020620EugeneKiernanIrelandPresidentanalyst, and then fund manager, before moving on to executive roles in firms such as AIB investment Managers and Appian Asset Management, in a wide range of roles including asset allocation and manager selection.

He has served on pension fund boards and recently qualified as a Professional Trustee. He currently acts in a consultancy role on asset management issues for a number of firms.

Eugene is a regular contributor to the media (print, TV and radio) on investment and market issues. He has also delivered keynote addresses to major industry conferences both in Ireland and the US.

Commenting on his appointment, Eugene said: “I believe this is a pivotal moment for CISI in Ireland. While we continue to be a global leader in delivering knowledge and skills for practitioners in the financial services sector, enabling them to develop their careers both in Ireland and internationally, we are also able to bring our deep experience and learning structures in the increasingly important areas of ethics and culture to support member firms, and indeed the broader profession. Our long-standing focus on the three key elements of knowledge, skills and behaviour ensures CISI membership is a compelling marker of professionalism.”

Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI, CISI Director of Global Business Development said: “We would like to thank outgoing President Frank O’ Riordon for his excellent leadership of the Irish NAC. We are delighted to welcome Eugene and look forward to supporting him in his programme for the Committee and membership, helping to inspire the next generation of practitioners looking to join our financial services profession.”

The next CISI CPD webinar for Ireland is on Thursday 11th June at 12pm - Rebuilding the world - Investment in the New Landscape with Jim Power, Chief Economist, Aviva Ireland.  Full details here.