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Senior Credit Analyst
Davan Byrne is an Analyst with ABL Aviation, working in the Hong Kong office. Working as part of the Pricing & Debt team, Davan’s primary area of focus is the credit analysis of existing and potential lessee’s – including producing in depth research reports and maintaining an active watchlist of target airlines.
Prior to joining ABL Aviation Davan spent five years working at Davy, Ireland’s leading wealth manager, where he held a variety of positions. Initially, Davan joined Davy as an Equity Research Analyst covering FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) sectors, before subsequently moving across to the Asset Management department, a globally focussed asset manager with more than US$5 billion AUM (assets under management). At Davy Asset Management, Davan worked as Co-Manager on the Global Equity Income strategy (US$550 million AUM) reporting directly to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Employing a combination of quantitative and fundamental investment techniques with a mega-cap value focus, a core area of responsibility for Davan was the coverage of the Industrial and Aerospace & Defence sectors – including the large commercial aerospace OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). It is this experience that led Davan to pursue a career in aviation finance, particularly in Asia where he believes future industry growth will be centred. In 2018, Davan moved to Hong Kong where he joined CDB Aviation as part of their Financial Planning & Analysis team with a view towards gaining a foothold in the industry, before subsequently moving to ABL Aviation.
Davan is a graduate of University College Dublin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics & Finance. Davan chose to specialise in Economics, with a focus on analytical and numerical modules, and graduated top of his class. He is a member of the CFA Institute and
is a CFA Charterholder. Davan has an acute interest in global economics and politics and has had a number of insights published in the financial press.
A keen sportsman, Davan plays rugby and squash regularly. His other favourite sports include soccer, hurling and national hunt racing. Davan loves the outdoors and one of his favourite things to do at the weekend is to explore some of Hong Kong’s many hiking trails. The opportunity to travel was a big factor in moving to Hong Kong, but his favourite things about the city are its neon streets and skyline. These are best enjoyed either at night from up high on one of the city’s hiking trails, or at street level, dining at one of the many great street food vendors.