John is Director of MontLake Holdings Ltd. Prior to co-founding MontLake, Mr Lowry was the former founding partner of Tara Capital, a leading global distributor of hedge funds which helped money management clients attract over $3 billion in new assets. Previously to Tara Capital he worked for Globalvest, one of the largest and most successful hedge fund groups in Brazil. In 1991, John helped establish the European operations for the Old Mutual group. Here he helped to create a variety of innovative international and emerging market funds in mutual fund and alternative investment formats including the first international UCITS fund to invest into South Africa and one of the very first European focussed hedge funds. In the early part of his career John worked as a manager research analyst and established the Irish operations for Standard and Poors fund rating business, Micropal. John gained an MA in Economics & Geography from Trinity College, Dublin.