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O'Dwyer, Peter


O'Dwyer, Peter

Firm: Hainault Capital Limited
Position: CEO
Address: 26 Upper Pembroke Street Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 637 3936
Fax: +353 1 662 0365
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Broad range of professional advisory services in the areas of international structuring, corporate finance, taxation and management for multi-national businesses, investment managers and investment funds. Peter also specialises in the corporate governance of investment companies and funds, including AML and Fitness and Probity legislation and regulations. He is the former chairman of the audit committee of an international life assurance company and was previously audit committee chairman of an international global equity investment manager. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and a sought-after contributor to international financial services newspapers and journals, including the Financial Times and Reuters. He is a non-executive chairman and director of a number of UCITS and AIFMD investment funds, fund platforms, an international hedge fund administrator, and other financial services companies and was a founding director and secretary of the Investment Directors' Forum. He is a fluent German speaker and has considerable experience in advising German companies investing outside Germany. He is the Editor of the monthly tax journal, the “Irish Tax Monitor”, a Fintel publication.


Currently working on advising clients on a wide range of regulatory matters for UCITS funds, AIFMD funds and ICAVs. Also working on a couple of projects to establish successful investment platforms using Ireland as a base. He is also in discussion with another European jurisdiction on its fund offerings and has provided similar advice to offshore jurisdictions in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean in the past.


Trained at KPMG, Dublin, as a chartered accountant and subsequently worked in KPMG Dusseldorf and London in audit and then corporate finance. Executive Director of KPMG Financial Services and later worked in the financial services tax department at PwC Dublin, specialising in investment funds and investment management. In 2000 he was appointed CEO of the Dublin based European businesses of Gensec Bank and later Sanlam, the South African insurance company, where he established a hedge fund business, a fund administration company and an in-house treasury operation. In 2004 he set up the consulting business Hainault Capital Limited, where he is CEO.


Peter has published over 250 articles in the international financial services press in the past 25 years. He has recently co-authored an article on Ireland, Germany and the future of the Euro with Helmut Jordan, Professor of Taxation in Stuttgart University.


BBS, BA (Econ), MA, (TCD), FCA, Diploma in Legal Studies, (The Honorable Society of King’s Inns), Advanced Diploma in Corporate, Regulatory and White Collar Crime, (The Honorable Society of King’s Inns)

Currently studying to be admitted to the Irish Bar, as a Barrister


Institute of Directors
German Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Ireland South Africa Business Association (former Chairman)
Chartered Accountants Ireland
"Offshore Investment" - member of international editorial board since 1991
Irish Fund Directors’ Association
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

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Investment Funds