A boutique business with exceptional service.

Alchelyst was founded in 2023 by Joan Kehoe, Ian Lynch and Brian Fitzgerald. We are a client-centric solutions organization.
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Our Founders, coupled with a seasoned management team, bring extensive expertise and longstanding experience in this industry.
Joan Kehoe
Founder & CEO
Ian Lynch
Founder & CCO
Brian Fitzgerald
Founder and COO
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We are dedicated to

People
Development

Investing in technology means investing in our people, empowering our staff to embrace innovation and work smarter, not harder. Our equity participation creates a culture of ownership and accountability.

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We are dedicated to

Client
Experience

Well tenured and vested professionals underpinned by customized technology directly correlates to a positive client and investor experience.

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We are dedicated to

Technology

Investment in best-in-class API driven technologies with a focus on automation and deep data, designed to support the complex and varied requirements of the Alternative Funds Industry.

WHAT SETS UP APART?

Passionate team, driven by technology.

Unrivalled experience
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Client focused
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Swift decision making
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Accountability
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Innovative technology
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Tailored solutions
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Meet our team.

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Joan Kehoe
Founder & CEO
Joan has spent her career building and running businesses in the Fund Administration space.
Most recently she was Managing Director, Global Head of Alternative Services for JP Morgan where she was charged with transforming the business which was successfully completed during her tenure. She started her career in 1984 at the Investment Bank of Ireland where she worked in various client servicing roles. She joined Morgan Grenfell in 1990 as Shareholder Services Manager and moved to PFPC International in 1993. She became CEO of that business in 1996 and grew the business to over €120bn AUA before leaving to set up Quintillion, a privately owned Hedge Fund Servicing business in 2006. The privately owned business was successfully sold to USBANK Corp in 2016.
Founder & CEO
Joan Kehoe
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Ian Lynch
Founder & CCO
Ian has been in the alternatives business since the late 1990’s.
Ian was one of the early leaders at Citco Fund Services that oversaw their rapid growth from a regional US player to a global leader in the Alternative fund administration industry. As an Investment Banker with Credit Suisse he led the acquisition of Fortis Prime fund solutions in 2010, going on to be the CEO of that business returning it to profitability before its sale to BNP Paribas Securities Services (BP2S) in 2015. Ian ran alternatives globally at BP2S and served as a member of their executive committee. A core part of this role was to create a global Private Capital Servicing business to add on the existing Hedge fund business. Ian joined Intertrust as Chief Commercial Officer in 2019, helping transform their commercial organization and was a core part of the executive team that managed the €2.73bn sale to CSC in 2022.
Founder & CCO
Ian Lynch
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Brian Fitzgerald
Founder and COO
Until recently was an Executive Director at JP Morgan with overall responsibility for its Investment Accounting teams in the United States , Ireland and India.
From 2016-2020 Brian led the transformation team within JP Morgan and successfully migrated the entire hedge fund services business onto a new accounting, reporting and client delivery platform. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Brian worked at Quintillion (now part of USBANK Corp) where he led the Dublin Fund Accounting and Operations teams. Previous to this, he was a Director of Fund Accounting at PFPC International.
Founder and COO
Brian Fitzgerald
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Aisling Hayes
Head of Fund Accounting
Aisling has 20 years’ experience in the Fund Administration Industry.
Most recently she was Global Head of Fund Accounting at Ocorian where she was responsible for building out the Company’s Irish and Global Fund Accounting offering. She has a broad range of experience across hedge, mutual and private equity fund accounting. She joined Ocorian from BNY Mellon where she had responsibility for the credit team both locally and in other EMEA locations. Prior to working at BNY Mellon Aisling worked for 4 years at JP Morgan in Private Equity.
Head of Fund Accounting
Aisling Hayes
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Mike Walsh
Head of Applications and Fund Accounting support
Mike has managed end user accounting applications and their data from the days of COBOL through to cloud based systems.
Mike joined PFPC International (then part of PNC Bank, now BoNY Mellon) in 1995 as a fund accountant before switching into systems support and development. In 2006 he moved to a newly founded privately owned business, Quintillion, with responsibility for establishing and maintaining the accounting platforms, and the onboarding of new business. After the sale of Quintillion to USBancorp in 2015 he moved to J.P. Morgan in 2017 as part of the transformation team whose remit was to overhaul the entire hedge accounting platform to new infrastructure, where he remained through to the successful completion of the project in 2023.
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Mike Walsh
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William Callaghan
Head of Transfer Agency
William has spent his 20 year career working on the transfer agency side.
Prior to joining Alchelyst, Will served as the Global Head of Transfer Agency and an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing teams that covered all aspects of Transfer Agency including operations, AML and product development, with teams located in the United States, Ireland and Luxembourg. During his tenure at J.P. Morgan, Will led the TA transformation team and successfully migrated the entire hedge fund services business onto a new TA platform. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Will served as the Global Head of Transfer Agency at Quintillion (now part of USBANK Corp), where he had oversight of both operations and product teams. Previous to this, he was a TA manager at PFPC International managing it’s tier 1 clients. Will holds a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Dublin City University along with a diploma in stockbroking from Dublin Business School.
Head of Transfer Agency
William Callaghan
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Don Ross
Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing
Prior to joining the Group he was Global Head of Investor Services at Ocorian with a broad range of responsibilities including Investor Onboarding.
Before joining Alchelyst he worked as an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan Fund Services business as their Head of Investor Services for EMEA. His oversight in the Investor Services Team covered full end to end operations for Investors in Hedge and Private Equity Funds. Don was instrumental in the global update of the technology offering and operational model during that time. Don has considerable experience within the industry having also held the position of Head of Investor Services at Quintillion (now US Bancorp). While at Quintillion he was part of the team responsible for establishing and growing the Group’s investor services offering, working on large scale client change projects, as well as developing and maintaining client relationships. Don holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Law from Dublin City University, as well as a higher diploma in Management from the University of Leicester. Additionally, he is an ACAMS Certified Money-Laundering Specialist.
Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing
Don Ross
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Charles Gillanders
Chief Information Officer
Charles Gillanders is a seasoned technology professional with a wealth of experience in the investment services industry. Over the course of his 30-year career, Charles has held significant leadership positions in reputable financial services organizations.
At U.S. Bank, Charles played a key role in driving technology innovation and shaping the strategic direction of the business. He has held leadership positions such as Chief Technology Officer for U.S. Bank Global Fund Services (Ireland) LTD, Head of Technology Strategy for U.S. Bank Global Fund Services, and Head of Innovation and Fintech Engagement for U.S. Bank Wealth Management and Investment Services. Prior to his tenure at U.S. Bank, Charles was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Quintillion LTD. He was instrumental in building the technology infrastructure and operations of the company. Earlier in his career, Charles also served as the Business Information Officer for PFPC International, where he contributed to the strategic direction and management of the company's information systems. Charles is known for his strategic vision, technical expertise, and leadership in the financial services industry. He has a proven track record of driving innovation, leveraging technology, and delivering exceptional results in complex environments. With his extensive experience and accomplishments, Charles has earned a reputation as a respected professional in the field of investment services and technology.
Chief Information Officer
Charles Gillanders
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Steve O’Donovan
Head of Compliance, Chief Risk Officer
Steve has 18 years' experience in the legal, fund administration and financial services advisory industry.
Most recently Steve was Head of Risk and Compliance holding PCFs (12,14 and 52) in Ocorian Fund Services (Ireland) Limited where he set up and built out the Risk, Compliance and AML frameworks for the newly authorised (January 2022) fund administration business. Steve initially qualified as a Barrister in 2005 and practiced for 8 years before moving into compliance with Maitland Administration Ireland Limited where he built his knowledge of the fund administration business and become PCF 15. He then worked for Deloitte in the Risk Advisory Department as a Senior Manager where he had responsibility for managing multiple engagements across Risk, Compliance and AML.
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Steve O’Donovan
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Conor Lamb
Chief Financial Officer
Conor has broad experience across tax and finance.
He spent the first 7 years of his career working as a tax consultant for PwC and the Bank of Ireland in Dublin, and for Deloitte in Canada. Since then, he has held senior finance roles in finance, technology and SME sectors in both Ireland and Canada. His roles have included VP, Finance at a publicly traded financing business, Director, Finance at a global technology business and multiple Financial Controller roles.
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Conor Lamb
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Alisha Cleary
Transfer Agency
Alisha began her professional career in the Fund Administration Industry at established institutions such as J.P. Morgan.
Alisha’s expertise is predominately in investor services, particularly within the realms of Private Equity and Hedge Funds, where she promotes a client-centric approach that spans the entire scope of services. In prior roles, Alisha has been responsible for managing substantial operational teams, dedicated to servicing a wide variety of funds and their investors on behalf of some of the world’s largest asset managers.
Transfer Agency
Alisha Cleary

Alchelyst India
Private Limited

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Vishal Khashu
Head of India Operations
Vishal has done his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and has over 18 years of techno functional experience in Alternatives space.
Has worked with companies like Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan in the past. Most recently he headed the Alternative Investment services operations team in India for J.P. Morgan. His areas of expertise include setting up and ramping up Investment operations from scratch by leveraging technology with prime focus on compliance and controls.
Head of India Operations
Vishal Khashu
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Arun Bapna
Head of India Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting
Arun is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has over 18 years of experience in Fund Administration with a background in fund and securities services in J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank.
Most recently Arun worked at J.P Morgan where he was Head of Fund Accounting and Operations team in India for Alternatives Business. He has areas of expertise in working across various accounting platforms with ability to migrate clients seamlessly across to more optimized platforms.
Head of India Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting
Arun Bapna
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Satya Kiran Jayanthi
Fund Accounting
Satya has over 17 years of experience in Private Equity administration space.
His areas of expertise range from fund accounting, management reporting, front office reporting, cash operations, investor relations. Satya comes with a rich experience of working in companies like Citco, J P Morgan to name a few.
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Satya Kiran Jayanthi
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Manoj S Khedekar
Financial Reporting
Manoj is qualified chartered accountant with over 21 years of experience in financial reporting, operations, and process management.
Most recently Manoj worked in J.P. Morgan where he was responsible mutual funds and hedge funds financial statement preparation and review, prepared a XBRL based financial reporting taxonomy for automation of data capture. He also worked on fund audits, taxation, compliance, and reporting. He has a very successful and consistent track record for working in financial industry.
Financial Reporting
Manoj S Khedekar
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Jackson Dickson
Head of Software Engineering
Jackson has over 19 years of experience in the software industry adept at building enterprise-scale systems.
More than 8 years in leading teams with a proven track record of building large, motivated engineering teams and managing complex projects. Work experience include leadership roles in HERE technologies, leading teams responsible for various tooling required for automated map making systems. Prior to this lead product development engineering team in Digitate and various platform modernization projects for banking and travel domain in Tata Consultancy Services.
Head of Software Engineering
Jackson Dickson

Alchelyst Luxembourg SA

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Barbara Martin
Luxembourg Country Head
Barbara possesses an extensive understanding of Fund Administration services, encompassing Depositary, Custody, and AIFM/ManCo services.
Barbara is an experienced senior leader with over two decades of expertise in leading teams across diverse areas, including Operations, Client Management, and Sales. She began her career in the Financial Services industry as an Administrator before moving to the position of Supervisor in the Alternative Investment Services Transfer Agency Team at BNY Mellon Luxembourg. Barbara then also served as Vice President of Business Development at Apex Group. Before joining Alchelyst she led a team as Head of Private Funds Sales EMEA at Intertrust Group, and played a key role in driving business growth and expansion.
Luxembourg Country Head
Barbara Martin
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