Peter Van Dessel
Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder
Peter Van Dessel is the Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of Abbington Investment Group, LLC. A financial services professional and fund manager for over 27 years, Mr. Van Dessel has extensive experience in fund management, alternative investments, debt and capital markets, investment banking and pension fund consulting. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of E.S.B. Pension Fund, a $5 billion fund based in Dublin, Ireland and previously served as Chairman of the Bosera China Fund Limited.
Mr. Van Dessel entered the financial industry in the mid-1980’s through Bank of Ireland’s graduate training program. Having gained industry experience in London, New York and Hong Kong, he spent the majority of his career in Dublin, Ireland, where he was Head of Trading at BNP Paribas, Chief Executive of WestLB Covered Bond Bank and Chief Operating Officer of Abbey Capital Limited, a large fund of managed futures funds based out of Dublin and New York.
Mr. Van Dessel served on the government of Ireland's investment group responsible for the design and passing of the 2001 Irish Covered Bond legislation, and as Director of Newgrange Fund Management Limited. In addition, he founded Conai Capital Limited, a boutique investment firm which offered financial investment services to high net worth individuals, family offices and large pension plans.
Mr. Van Dessel frequently speaks on alternative investments and macro-economic topics. He has presented at numerous conferences in Europe, Asia and the United States, including events hosted by Finance Magazine, Opal Financials, Euro Money, Hedge Invest and IFR.
In 2013, Mr. Van Dessel and his family made a permanent move from Ireland to the United States. Mr. Van Dessel holds a Series 65 and 3.