About Us

We aim for KnowYourFunds to become the gold standard in ESG oversight and risk management, for the investment industry.

Founder Team

Our founders have over 100 years of collective experience in leadership roles across the finance and software sectors. They have used their knowledge of the complex landscape of ESG reporting to build KnowYourFunds.

​Ceall O'Dunlaing

Ceall was the founder & CTO of Financial Risk Solutions (FRS), a Dublin-based fintech company that develops complex systems for the investment management of life and pension funds and individualised portfolios used by global financial services groups including Zurich plc, Aviva, Metlife Inc, and State Street Corporation. Ceall also worked as the Chief Risk Officer of Alder Capital and as Pricing Actuary with Irish Life plc.

Daniel Young

In 2018 Daniel founded E-Cog, a financial data services firm that uses a proprietary technology platform to provide business insights from real-time regulatory data for financial institutions. Prior to E-Cog, Daniel ran the EMEA Credit Index trading business at J.P. Morgan. Following the Global Financial Crisis, Daniel, as a member of ICE and LCH Clearing Houses’ technical committees, was a key in designing and implementing the required technological transformations to improve market governance and regulation.

Brian Cahill

Brian is a former Managing Director at JP Morgan London within the Equity Derivatives Group, where he worked for 16 years holding various sales leadership roles. Brian was part of a select group of leaders chosen to lead the firm's implementation of the MIFID II regulations in 2018 and was on the 12-person Analyst & Associate Development Council, which was responsible for the hiring & development of the firm's junior talent.

James Pearce

James was a senior Managing Director at JP Morgan, running the industry's top ranked European Credit and Equity linked sales & marketing businesses for the last decade of his 25-year career. Managing through the 2008 financial crisis, James oversaw the introduction of the new regulatory and governance infrastructure and facilitated the digitisation of the European sales platform.

Simon Prest

Simon is the former Senior Managing Director of GFI Group Inc’s European business. At GFI Simon was instrumental in the digital transformation of the firm’s business and in particular the introduction of specialised technology for execution services and the management of trading data across a range of asset classes. Before his time at GFI, Simon was a senior credit trader at HSBC, Commerzbank and JP Morgan.