Elaine Delaney began her career with Watson Towers, the largest global actuarial consultancy, advising FTSE 100 companies on both the asset and liability side. She later joined PSolve Asset Solutions, the fund-of-funds subsidiary of Sanlam Bank SA where she focused upon delivering tailor-made liability driven investment solutions to top UK corporate pension plans, with a focus upon alternative assets. She then moved to Gissings Consultancy Services as Head of R & D, developing derivative based solutions for institutional clients as an FSA approved Investment Advisor.
Elaine was a pioneer staff of Zenith Capital – establishing the fixed income desk, asset management desk and corporate finance desk, joining in 2006. She rose to become the Head of Corporate Strategy and Advisory at Zenith Bank Plc, providing advice directly to the Board of Directors. She served on the Investment Committee as an Investment Strategist for the Zenith Bank range of mutual funds, which was awarded the Best Asset Manager in Nigeria in 2008 and 2009 due to having the highest returns in the industry.
In 2010 she co-founded Quantum Capital Partners LP which manages a diverse range of assets in the Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Financial Services, Education and Mobile Communications. Elaine is a non-executive director of Zenith Capital, Zenith Securities and Zenith Asset Management. As part of the Board of Directors of Zenith Life Assurance, she was instrumental in closing the landmark acquisition by Prudential Plc. She holds a seat on the board of Zenith General Insurance, Nigeria’s most profitable insurance company.
She was one of the pioneer members of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Energy Council. Elaine served on the Finance Committee of St Saviours School, Ikoyi in 2016 and 2017.
Elaine holds a PDP in Actuarial Management and a BSc in Actuarial Science from the Cass Business School, London. She is a member of the Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications.