Neil Clifford

Chief Investment Officer

Neil Clifford is CEO of Carne’s Irish fund management company, and has over 25 years’ of experience in financial services. Neil is an Irish-based investment professional and fund director with wide experience of the governance and operations of alternative investments at the institutional level, including infrastructure and private equity funds. He has also had experience as an equity fund manager and is a qualified risk management professional.

Neil joined Carne from Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), where he was Head of Alternative Investments, overseeing an external hedge fund manager portfolio. He also supervised ILIM’s illiquid investments in private equity and infrastructure, including acting as an independent director on a number of investee companies. He began his career with Irish Life as a sector-focused fund manager overseeing part of a €4 billion portfolio. Prior to this, Neil was a senior equity analyst for Goodbody Stockbrokers in Dublin. He has also worked as an engineer with a number of leading engineering and telecoms firms in Ireland.

Neil has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University College Cork and a Master of Business Administration from the Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin. He is a chartered alternative investment analyst and a Global Association of Risk Professionals financial risk manager.