Wall Street 50 – 2005

Denis Curran/Bank of Ireland Asset Management

Denis Curran, Director and President International of Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM), is responsible for the investment management arm of the Bank of Ireland Group, managing over $46 billion in global securities. His responsibilities include supervising all of BIAM’s operations outside of Ireland. Before he accepted this position in 1999, Curran was the president of BIAM’s North America operation. Additionally, Curran is the Director and President of the New Ireland Fund (a closed-end country fund), and a director of Iridian Asset Management, a specialist US Equity manager based in Westport, Connecticut. He began his career in 1974 with the Irish Development Authority, a branch of the Irish government. He advanced to become director of the New York office, where he was in charge of investment by North American companies into Ireland.

Born and raised in Belfast, Curran is an economics graduate of Queens University, Belfast. He currently lives in Cos Cob, Connecticut with his wife and three daughters.