Niall Coffey is the CEO and chief investment officer of Avoca Global Advisors, a specialist investment management and research company based in Westport, Connecticut.
Niall, like both of his parents, was born in Dublin, where Avoca is planning to open a subsidiary. His first job was as a golf caddy at the Irish Open at Portmarnock Golf Club in 1990. “It was an incredible experience to be so close to some of the greatest players in the world,” he recalls, noting that the great discipline of the golfers inspires him to this day. He graduated from Dublin City University with an undergraduate degree in business and a master’s in investment and treasury. Before Avoca, he served as a portfolio manager at both Millennium Management and Graham Capital.
“Ireland is an open country that welcomes and respects people from all backgrounds and cultures,” Niall says. “We have a courageous and adventurous spirit that has emboldened positive change all across the world.” Niall and his wife Fiona have two daughters, Adelaide and Emma, and live in Connecticut.