Joining DMS in August 2016, Executive Director Daniel Forbes heads the company’s New York office, where he oversees business development and client relations across multiple product lines, including offshore and European solutions for both traditional and alternative asset managers. With an extensive background in AIFMD, UCITS products and other alternative investment vehicles, Daniel will play a key role in helping DMS enhance both onshore and offshore governance capabilities.
Previously, Daniel served as an attorney in the Asset Management & Investment Funds group at Dublin-based international law firm Dillon Eustace. While heading the firm’s US Representative Office in New York, Forbes advised US asset managers on the establishment, structuring, financing, public/private distribution and ongoing operation of traditional, hedge, private equity, and real estate funds, within the AIFMD and UCITS framework.
Additionally, Daniel spearheaded US business development on behalf of Dillon Eustace, covering all practice areas of the firm’s Irish and Cayman offices, including Banking & Capital Markets, Securitization & Structured Finance, Corporate M&A, and Litigation.
Daniel is a regular speaker at industry seminars and conferences, where he frequently discusses the impact of EU regulatory issues on the US asset-management community and is a member of the North American Events Committee of the Irish Funds Industry Association.
He is a graduate of University College Dublin, and a member of the Law Society of Ireland.