We are a team of senior Operational and Technical professionals drawn from the Asset Management business with a specialized focus on Data Management & Integration solutions. We offer a smart and powerful ‘intelligent investment data highway in the cloud’ – The IKINDI KTier™ – which we continuously develop to meet changing client and market demands. Our people are subject matter experts who partner with you to implement a lasting data management & integration software solution that can be scaled at an affordable cost as your business grows and changes.
Fouad Habboub has more than 22 years’ experience in the management, development and global application of large scale distributed infrastructure systems for the Financial Services industry. During this time he has worked closely with Asset Management client companies, related entities and technical service providers to set and execute technology & operational strategies from thought leadership to solution deployment. Recognizing a need in the market for a data integration and management service, Mr Habboub created IKINDI in 2000 to focus on this space and migrated the firm to be exclusively a software company in 2016 with the rollout of The IKNDI KTier™ – an intelligent investment data highway in the cloud designed specifically for the asset management industry . With his specialist technical and business expertise he has led the firm to cross the product life cycle from management, strategic planning, architecture, design, and rollout to day-to-day performance excellence in a realtime working environment. Prior to IKINDI, Mr Habboub worked in a senior capacity at Solbright Inc., Lehman Brothers, Technology Solution Company, and WBGU-TV. Within the Asset Management industry he has had various IT solutions-oriented responsibilities that include planning, architecture, development and roll-out of Front and Middle Office enterprise infrastructure for Fixed Income & Equity investments, Derivatives instruments and Real Estate assets. Mr Habboub holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University.
Mahmoud Habboub has over 30 years experience in crafting and executing on technology strategy – developing large-scale infrastructure systems with a specialized focus on the Securities industry. This includes leading and managing key projects in environments requiring mission-critical and complex systems that demand high availability and performance. Mr Habboub leads the design, build-out and continuing evolution of KTier™ – IKINDI’s core product and IKINDI Dashboard™. Prior to IKINDI, at NASDAQ Dubai (DIFX), Mr Habboub was a member of the Senior Executive team responsible for the strategic planning, build-out and roll out of the stock exchange and successful negotiations with international partners: Euronext, Atos Euronext, Deutsche Börse, Euroclear and TCS. Additionally as Director of Technology, Mr Habboub was responsible for the initial setup of the technical infrastructure of the stock exchange. Before that at Solbright Inc., he led the development of the ASP platform that included an on-line media processing workflow solution for Yahoo!.
Órla Horn has more than 40 years Operational experience in the Financial Services industry. Before joining IKINDI, and following her return to Dublin from Boston to set up a Trust & Custody company for AIG in 1991, Ms Horn served as CEO and at board level for AIG Investments (Ireland) Ltd. She was later appointed Global Head of Investment Services for AIG Investments worldwide with Operational Centres of Excellence in Dublin, Hong Kong, Houston, New York and Tokyo in support of $160bn across >130 jurisdictions. Ms Horn was a key member of the global executive senior management team who prepared AIG Investments for sale following a forced AIG restructure in 2008/09. In her capacity as Head of Global Infrastructure, she was responsible for leading the complex operational detachment & migration from AIG parent to a new PineBridge Investments’ standalone state. Ms Horn holds an MSc (with distinction) in Executive Leadership from the University of Ulster (in association with Boston College) and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland ‘IOD’. Ms Horn also sits on the board of State Street Custodial Services (Ireland) Limited as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She holds a Certificate in Company Direction, Cert IOD (distinction).
Colin O’Mahony is an experienced and professional CIO with strong strategic, leadership, IT, financial and management skills within the Global Financial Services sector. As IKINDI COO, Colin leads a team of experts in the provision of middle office support across the asset management industry. Prior to joining IKINDI to head up the IT function in Ireland, Mr O’Mahony worked with AIG Investments as European IT Director in 1999. Following AIG’s sale of its Investment Management business to Pacific Century Group ‘PCG’ in 2010, he was appointed Global CIO for the new company (PineBridge Investment Services ‘PBI’). PBI has IT development and support teams in New York, Dublin, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The sale led to an extensive and highly complex global project involving the system and business separation from AIG to PBI for Operations and Technology. Mr O’Mahony was the senior program manager for the separation project reporting to the global COO based in New York. Prior to joining AIG/PBI, he worked with AIB Bank Group after University as a programmer, advancing his career to senior IT Management over this 14 year period. He led the IT Euro conversion project for AIB Investment Managers in 1998. Mr O’Mahony holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University College Cork.
Michael Principe has more than 35 years experience at a senior level within financial markets. Before joining IKINDI in 2008, Mr Principe was Director of Financial Systems at TIAA-CREF for 23 years. During this tenure he was the manager of all financial systems and “books of record” with a major focus on Fund Accounting, Treasury, and Portfolio Management applications covering all asset types held by the firm. He led the development of the Investment set of books for new products for TIAA-CREF such as Mutual Funds, IRA’s, and 529 plans and managed the outsourcing of Fund Accounting to State Street Bank in 2007-2008. Prior to TIAA-CREF, Mr Principe was AVP at American Express International Banking Corporation where he established the internal EDP audit function before returning to systems to build out a SWIFT to CHIPS payment system that moved 3 billion dollars a day in the late 1980s. Mr Principe holds a BA in Economics from New Jersey City University.
Scott Dunglinson has more than 20 years Performance experience in the Financial Services industry. Mr Dunglinson has a diverse background in operational, trading and decision support activities. He built the performance measurement team at American General and was heavily involved with the firm’s entry into the external client advisory business. He ran the team for AIG Investments where he was responsible for performance reporting, attribution and analysis for >700 portfolios and $200bn in assets. With responsibility over a wide range of Board, Investment Committee, Asset Class/Line of Business reporting as well as Compensation Plan and Marketing related reporting, he has significant experience tailoring reporting and analytical solutions at detailed investment desk level from strategic CIO down. Mr Dunglinson also has extensive process re-engineering and system design expertise to include acquisition and divestiture integrations from both acquirer and acquiree perspectives. Mr Dunglinson holds an MBA in Finance from Rice University and a BBA in Finance from the University of Houston. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Tom O’Keeffe is a Senior Operations professional with over 20 years’ experience in the Middle and Back Office working with diverse and complex global Financial Services products and client solutions. Mr O’Keeffe has a stellar track record of client satisfaction, productivity and quality control under sometimes extreme deadlines and budgetary conditions. Prior to joining IKINDI, Mr O’Keeffe worked as Head of Operations for Generali PanEurope Limited. Before that he worked with AIG Investments as Director of Operations responsible for Global Investment Administration services for AUM >US$150bn. Following AIG’s sale of its Investment Management business to Pacific Century Group ‘PCG’ in 2010, he was appointed Managing Director – Middle Office Services for the new company – PineBridge Investment Services, to include responsibility for Europe, Offshore, SE Asia and Japan. Before joining AIG/PBI, Mr O’Keeffe worked with Irish Life Investment Managers. Mr O’Keeffe holds an Advanced Diploma in Marketing from The Marketing Institute of Ireland.
Elizabeth Hennessy is a Senior IT and Operations Project Manager with more than 25 years in the Financial Services industry working with leading asset management companies such as AIG Investments and PineBridge Investments. She has excellent strategic, leadership, IT, financial and management skills and successfully managed IT and Business teams across global projects spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia. She has planned and delivered highly complex platform and system changes in support of transformational change to include Outsourcing of Middle and Back Office activities, Development solutions for Middle and Front Office, Finance, Compliance and Management Reporting. Her experience includes Traditional and Alternative investments and the support of Cross-Border products. She served at board level in AIG Investments (Ireland) Ltd. and brings a wealth of global experience to help companies achieve complex and difficult operational change.
Regina Harrington has more than 30 years in the Irish Funds industry, specialising in all operational and oversight aspects of Fund Administration, Accounting, Transfer Agency, Compliance, Risk Management, Corporate Governance and global regulatory requirements. She was an Executive Director of a number of regulated entities within PineBridge Investments Ireland Ltd (formerly AIG Global Investments) from 1992 to 2012, including Legal Manager, Investment Manager, various Funds, Securities Lending and Corporate Secretary domiciled in Ireland, UK and Mauritius. Since then she has operated as a Consultant within the Financial Services industry working on key strategic projects. Previously, Ms Harrington worked with Goodbody Stockbrokers, Dublin as an Investment Consultant and Crown Financial Management, UK as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. Before that she worked with Irish Life Assurance as a Financial and Management Accountant. Ms Harrington is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFDP), and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
John Walshe has more than 18 years experience in the Financial Services industry. Prior to joining IKINDI, Mr Walshe worked with PineBridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments) as VP working between the Dublin and New York offices. He built the European team responsible for attribution, analysis and performance reporting on >300 portfolios and $90bn in assets. He has significant expertise engineering reporting and analytical solutions which can be sliced and diced from client and front-office support through to senior management and board level reporting. His involvement in complex global and ‘multi-local’ initiatives includes varied performance, investment analytics and operational system implementations in addition to functional transitions and integrations due to restructuring and divestitures. Prior to PineBridge/AIG, he managed the Investment Administration team at Employers Reinsurance, Dublin. Mr Walshe holds a BA (Honours) in Economics and Sociology from the National University of Ireland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Dublin Institute of Technology, and a Certificate in Investment Management from the Society of Investment Analysts of Ireland.
Jerry De Guzman has more than 18 years experience in project & professional services practice management, business development and consultative sales across asset management, technology, retail, manufacturing and ecommerce sectors. He also has more than 13 years experience in application development life-cycle working with Fortune 500 companies such as Occidental Petroleum Corp, Rockwell International, Garrett Corp, and GTE Data Services. Since joining IKINDI in 2000, Mr De Guzman has worked in various roles to support its strategic development and has been a key senior manager working on internal projects and external client-facing initiatives at leading firms such as TIAA-CREF, PineBridge Investments, AIG Investments and Bank of Montreal. This includes the implementation of client portfolio modelling applications, Middle-Office outsourcing to State Street Corp, Performance Measurement & Attribution solutions, and automated Middle Office cash management & reconciliation processes. He is IKINDI’s first point of contact for operations, recruitment and professional services management. Mr De Guzman has a BS in Psychology (cum laude) from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
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