Thomas Connolly is Head of Asset Management for the Bank of New York Mellon, with responsibility for the bank's Middle East and Africa asset management businesses. Thomas is based in the bank's Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) offices.
Previous positions were with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), based in Abu Dhabi. While at ADIA, Thomas was a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for management of both Equity and Fixed Income portfolios.
Prior to managing money at ADIA, Thomas held roles such as Senior Analyst in Bear Stearns' Equity Research department in New York, which won numerous investment banking mandates and was twice ranked #2 by Institutional Investor's annual survey of Investment Analysts.
Thomas holds a Masters of Business Administration (Hons) from the University of Ottawa in 1998, where he led a team that won the National MBA Case competition. Thomas also earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1989. Thomas is a CFA Charter holder.