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Ross Allen
Senior Investment Risk Manager at Merian Global Investors


Ross Allen, CFA, CPA, is the Head of Investment Risk for Merian Global Investor Europe Limited (“MGIEL”), the Dublin based UCITS Management Company/AIFM for Merian Global Investors. He has direct responsibility for overseeing the investment risks for both traditional and alternative investment funds under management with AUM of ~€10bn. 

Prior to joining MGIEL in November 2019, Mr Allen was an Investment Risk Manager with Legal and General Investment Management (“LGIM”)’s Dublin based management company where he was responsible for managing the investment risks across a wide range of investment strategies include LDI, passive and active (both equity and fixed income, AUM ~€200bn), a position he held since July 2018. 

Previously, Mr Allen spent 7 years with KB Associates, a third party management company in Dublin, where his focus was on risk and investment management for UCITS and AIFs. He began his career in 2003 and has held roles with HSBC, Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Securities. Mr Allen is a CFA Charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant and holds a 1st class in BsC Management (Finance)from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is also a member of Irish Funds Investment Risk Committee.

Agenda Sessions

  • Increasing focus on investor protection and liquidity management; impact for managers and investors