Harbour appoints Operations Analyst - Declan McKeefry
Harbour Asset Management (Harbour), the Wellington-based investment management company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Declan McKeefry as an Operations Analyst.
Craig Stent, Director & Portfolio Manager at Harbour said, “This appointment reflects the growth in Harbour’s business, and our continued focus on having the resources and systems in place to deliver global best practice funds management services for our clients.”
Declan will provide investment operations and administration support for Harbour’s equity and fixed income teams and will join Harbour from Implemented Investment Solutions (IIS) where he had been client services manager since 2013.
Declan has a BA from Victoria University of Wellington majoring in political science and media communications and is working towards CFA level two after completing the first component of the investment professional designation last year.
Declan will start at Harbour on 20 April.
Harbour is a New Zealand-based asset manager with extensive professional investment experience managing funds for large government institutions, corporate superannuation funds, multi-nationals, charities and mezzanine platform providers (such as KiwiSaver funds).
Established in January 2010 with capital and infrastructure provided by First NZ Capital, the Harbour team previously worked together for up to 10 years as the NZ Equity team at a large global investment manager. With the launch of Harbour, the Harbour Australasian Equity Fund was formed and funded in April 2010. In January 2012, the team launched the Harbour Australasian Equity Income Fund.
In January 2011, Harbour established a New Zealand Fixed Interest team and took over the management of the Harbour NZ Corporate Bond Fund. In May 2011, Harbour launched the Harbour NZ Core Fixed Interest Fund. In April 2012, the team launched the Harbour NZ Short Duration Fund. In March 2014, Harbour launched the Harbour Australasian Focus Fund, and in Dec 2014 launched the Harbour NZ Advanced Beta Fund.
The Harbour team comprises Blaine Abraham, Andrew Bascand, Kevin Bennett, Mark Brown, Anne-Marie Carian, Christian Hawkesby, Jody Kaye, Kendal Law, Susanna Lee, Cheryll Morales, Simon Pannett, Oyvinn Rimer, Shane Solly, Craig Stent, and Toni Wood. The Directors of Harbour are Graeme Wong (independent chairman), Wayne Stechman (independent director and head of audit committee), Bill Trotter, Andrew Bascand and Richard Young.