Ciaran O’Kelly was named Co-Head of Global Equities for Bank of America Securities in June 2007. Previously, he was head of U.S. Equities with responsibility for Cash Sales & Trading, Derivatives Sales and Trading, Institutional Sales, Electronic Trading and Equity Capital Markets. Prior to that, he was head of Equity Capital Markets, with responsibility for origination and execution of common stock, convertible and private placement issuance. O’Kelly joined Bank of America in November 2002 as head of Equity Trading, and led the Listed, NASDAQ and international trading desks. In 2004, he assumed additional responsibility for Sales Trading and later that year created the Risk Arbitrage / Relative Value trading desk and the Principal Strategies hook of structured portfolio investments.
O’Kelly received a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University in 1989. A member of New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House and the American Ireland Fund (AIF), he has served on the chairman’s committee for the annual AIF New York gala for seven years. O’Kelly lives in Manhattan with his wife Lisa and their three sons.