Wall Street 50 – 2012

Paul O’Reilly-Hyland/Ounavarra Capital

Paul O’Reilly-Hyland, managing partner of Ounavarra Capital, LLC, has 30 years of experience in the investment industry. He began his career in London with Charles Stanley, a London stockbroking firm, before joining Kleinwort Benson in 1986, as an institutional equity salesman. He transferred to Hong Kong in 1990 as general manager for Kleinwort Benson Securities (Asia).

In 1993, Paul moved to New York, where he would become head of international equity sales for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. After overseeing the growth and expansion of DrKW’s international equity presence, Paul joined J.P. Morgan as managing director and head of international equity sales. In 2001, he became a partner of Trinity Funds LLC, a global macro hedge fund, and currently serves as its managing partner. With his wife, Joelle, Paul established Ounavarra Capital in June 2007, to market select third party hedge funds globally.

A native of Dublin, Paul graduated with a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Trinity College Dublin. His father’s family is also from Dublin, while his mother’s family comes from Liverpool and the U.K. Paul is a Knight of Grace and Devotion of the Irish Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He and Joelle have three children: Oliver, Ogden and Louisa. To Paul, being Irish means to “always expect the unexpected.”