Declan Tiernan shares primary responsibility for managing the European operations of Oak Hill Advisors (‘OHA’), a leading alternative investment firm with approximately $51bn of assets under management. He is responsible for investment product development and client coverage, and is based in OHA’s London office. Mr. Tiernan serves on various firm committees, including the compliance and ESG committees.
Prior to joining OHA, he was Managing Director and head of alternative fund distribution at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Tiernan previously held similar roles at Deutsche Bank and HSBC, where he was responsible for marketing structured and alternative credit products to European and Middle Eastern investors.
Declan graduated with First Class Honours in Mathematics and Physics and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Queen’s University Belfast, where he has also served as a Member of Senate and sat on the University’s Planning and Finance, and Honorary Degrees Committees.
He was a founding member and Chair of the Queen’s University City Leadership Group, a network formed with the goal of raising philanthropic funds for the university, as well as mentoring students targeting employment in financial services and law. Since its formation in 2011, the group has provided over 200 pro bono legal and financial services placements for students with firms in Ireland, the UK and the US. The City Leadership Group was the winner of CASE Europe Volunteer of the Year Award in 2014.
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ireland Funds Great Britain, and holds a Diploma in Piano Performance from the London College of Music.