Alan studied Law & Accounting at the University of Limerick in Ireland, graduating in 2000. He then joined Arthur Andersen in Dublin, which later became KPMG Ireland, and worked primarily with asset management clients. In 2004, he left KPMG to join Key Asset Management in London, a fund of hedge fund manager. Alan was made CFO of Key in 2007 and the business was then acquired by SEB in 2008. Alan later became CFO of SEB’s UK business in 2011 and moved to Luxembourg in 2016 to become Deputy Managing Director & CFO of SEB S.A.