BNY Mellon appoints Flanagan as head of PE&RE fund services

Investment management company BNY Mellon has named Alan Flanagan as global head of private equity and real estate fund services. Previously, Flanagan was global head of product management at BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services.


LONDON, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, announced that Alan Flanagan has been appointed to the new role of Global Head of Private Equity and Real Estate (PE&RE) Fund Services. Flanagan will continue to be based in Dublin and report to Frank La Salla, CEO of BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services (AIS) business, in New York.

As a new unit within AIS, PE&RE Fund Services will comprise more than $100 billion in assets under administration and over 150 employees worldwide. Flanagan will be responsible for overseeing global business and driving growth in an area that has seen large recent deals. In February, BNY Mellon and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) announced an agreement where Deutsche will outsource its real estate and infrastructure fund accounting and parts of its reporting functions to BNY Mellon covering more than $45 billion in AUA.

Most recently, Flanagan was global head of product management for Alternative Investment Services. He will be succeeded in that role by Robert Chambers, who joins BNY Mellon from Balestra Capital, where he was managing director, portfolio manager, and member of the operating committee.

“We’re seeing vibrant growth opportunities in this space as investors pursue new strategies and increase allocations to private equity and real estate,” said La Salla. “Alan was instrumental in orchestrating our signature agreement with Deutsche AWM. During his tenure as head of product he led many projects to better serve our hedge fund and PE clients, and I have every confidence he’ll do an outstanding job in this new role.

“Rob Chambers brings a multi-faceted skillset in finance, investment strategy and the alternatives market. I look forward to working closely with him in building out the global capabilities for our alternative manager client base,” La Salla added.
Flanagan serves on a number of executive committees at BNY Mellon, including its European operating committee, Asset Servicing global business risk committee, and is a director of BNY Mellon Trust Company (Ireland). He joined BNY Mellon in 2007 from UBS Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd., where he was head of business development-Americas. Flanagan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

BNY Mellon is a leading administrator of alternative assets – including single manager hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and private equity – with more than $760 billion of alternative assets under administration and/or custody and offices worldwide. BNY Mellon also offers a wide range of cash management, foreign exchange, collateral management, corporate trust, and wealth management services to the alternative investments industry.

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