Cathal Connolly, Head of Global Regulatory Reporting
Describe your job in three words:
Challenging, Changing, Interesting
What is the most exciting thing you are working on?
Currently, I am working on the live AIFMD filings for our customers. We are constantly investigating new regulations to keep up to date with the needs of customers and the demands of regulators. As we provide a consolidated platform for risk and regulatory compliance, I am working with customers to onboard automated risk services.
How has your background helped with your role in AQMetrics?
My background in accounting and fund administration has provided me with the knowledge needed for my role here in AQMetrics as Head of Global Regulatory Reporting. I have worked on numerous different fund types from completion of NAVs to pricing verification of portfolios. This experience has helped me understand our client’s models and their portfolio for regulatory compliance.
I have worked in some of the world’s largest administrators, setting up their regulatory reporting function and ensuring their regulatory knowledge was compliant. My team has a similar background to myself, and together we embed the funds knowledge into AQMetrics’ automated platform. The firms we work with are assured that the team here truly understand their requirements.
Best thing about working in AQMetrics?
The ability to build and deliver an amazing product and application to our customers and industry. Working so closely with our engineering team means I can see the deep domain knowledge of the customer success’ team being automated into the platform.
Who would you most like to swap places with for the day and why?
Joe Schmidt – he is a genius, and somehow manages to stay humble and down to earth.
Last book you read?
The Test – Brian O’Driscoll autobiography, with a young family I don’t have much time to read.
Website you visit the most?
Sky Sports – I like to keep up to speed with the sports news.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I have been very fortunate to have travelled the world playing rugby, and have visited some countries that I would have never had the opportunity to visit otherwise.