Mick Swift is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Research Director at Abbey Capital.
Mick is a member of Abbey Capital's Board of Directors and Investment Committee, and is a Principal of the firm. As Research Director, he manages and oversees Abbey Capital's research and risk management processes as well as portfolio construction.
Mick joined Abbey Capital in May 2002 after fifteen years as a trader and manager of trading teams. Prior to joining Abbey Capital, Mick was a Director at Allied Irish Capital Management (AICM), a Dublin-based CTA from 1998 to 2002. While at AICM, he worked in a trading capacity and also on product research and risk management. Previously, Mick was the Head of Foreign Exchange and European Interest Rate Trading at Bank of Ireland in Dublin from 1997 to 1998. Previously, Mick was Treasurer and EVP at Bank of Ireland’s New York Branch, where he ran the trading and sales operation from 1994 to 1997. He initially joined the Treasury Division of Bank of Ireland in 1984 where he traded foreign exchange and interest rate markets on a proprietary basis. In 1992, he became Head of Interest Rate trading at the bank.
A frequent guest speaker and presenter at conferences throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S., Mick has addressed topics including alternative investment policy development, risk management and the managed futures industry.
Mick graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University College Galway and holds an ACMA qualification.