Tom has been advising clients in Clinch since 1992. He succeeded his father, Andrew Clinch as Managing Director in 2004, who first established our reputation for integrity, expertise and service. Since 2004, Tom has built an exceptional team of experts, led the acquisition and consolidation of five other financial advisory firms and grown Clinch from €30M assets under management to over €400M. Tom is head of Technical Services providing insights on pensions, investments and inheritance planning products to the Clinch advisory team and our tax and legal partners. He is also head of Investment Strategy and together with his independent Clinch investment committee colleagues, he devises all the firm’s investment strategies. Tom is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, a QFA and a former head of Financial Services in Brokers Ireland. He has written and presented on financial matters to the Judicial Council, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, financial industry conferences and business media. Tom is also a Director of Meav Productions which manages the creative and commercial activities of Grammy nominated singer Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Tom and their family.
Michele was appointed to the role of Director in Clinch Wealth Management, December 2016. Michele joined Clinch Wealth Management as Operations Manager in January 2015. She manages our compliance and administration operations to ensure the best service experience for our clients. Michele also manages our team of Client Service & Compliance Executives. She previously worked with Bank of Ireland for 28 years. During this time, she carried out a number of roles in Bank of Ireland Private Banking. Michele primarily operated in the Client Management area as a Portfolio Manager, a Portfolio Team Leader and Manager of the Client Services Team. She was ultimately appointed to Head of Client Support, a position she held until her departure in 2014. Michele is a QFA and holder of the Joint Financial Services Diploma from the Institute of Banking, The Insurance Institute of Ireland & LIA. Michele also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential.
Andrew joined Clinch Wealth Management as Director in January 2013. He manages our team of portfolio managers and financial planners. He has overall responsibility for all the advisory services we provide. Andrew began his financial services career in 1995 with ABN AMRO. He was appointed Head of Sales for the bank’s North America IFSC Company, Managing Director of the bank’s International Treasury Services Company in Budapest and Head of the bank’s Irish Portfolio Management division. Andrew spent seven years within the Capital Markets division of IBRC where he sat on the board of the bank’s treasury division. He was Head of Client Services for Abbey Capital where he worked before joining the team at Clinch Wealth Management. Andrew holds a BA in Economics from UCD and MSc in Investment and Treasury from DCU and is a QFA.
Conor has a broad range of experience gained over 40 years, working with global organisations including Midland Bank, Diageo, Citibank, ABN AMRO and in the Irish market with Allied Irish Bank and Bank of Ireland. Conor has also worked in start-ups, with FinTech Company CR2 and in a joint venture with Deutsche Bank, Key Capital Private. Conor currently runs his own consulting firm Montpelier Capital. Conor qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland; he is a member of the Institute of Directors and acts as a Non-Executive Director for several entities regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.