David Morrissey is an Executive Director at DMS Governance Ltd. (DMS) where he leads all aspects of client service delivery across multiple product lines and serves as an independent director on Irish and Luxembourg funds. He has 25 years’ experience in product development and client service covering mutual funds, UCITS and non-UCITS, offshore hedge funds and private equity funds in the U.S.A., Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
David has been a frequent panelist and speaker at industry events and seminars covering the AIFMD Directive and its impact on Investment Managers accessing the European market.
Prior to joining DMS, Mr. Morrissey was Managing Director of the Business Development and Marketing Group at SEI Investments Global Investment Services, where he led the European Team and was responsible for developing new product services, including the firm’s AIFMD solution. He successfully secured and contracted SEI’s largest mandate in the history of its Investment Manager Services Division with over 80 products and portfolios with a combined total assets under management in excess of 50 billion dollars.
Joining SEI in 1997, he first served in various operational roles, and later in Client Service and Business Development. At different points, he headed the Shareholder Services Division and the European client service group. He also had responsibility for developing the European alternative hedge fund outsourcing business for SEI’s Investment Manager Services Division.
Mr. Morrissey was educated at Newman College, Ireland and has an ACCA, DipIFR/ACCA in Business Accounting and Finance, and is certified in Investments and Securities from the Institute of Bankers.
He has also received academic awards from University College Dublin in Investment Banking and Private Portfolio Investment Planning. He has been an Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Ireland since 1994 and has been involved with the Irish Funds Industry Association since 1999.