About Us

Clarus Investment Solutions operates as a partnership between Joe Mottley and Paul McCarville. Joe & Paul were two of the founding directors of Setanta Asset Management Limited where they were, respectively, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Marketing/Client Services.

Helped by a distinctive approach, good performance and innovative product development, Setanta’s assets under management had reached €5 billion by 2007.

Paul Mc Carville

Paul Mc Carville FCA, QFA

A Chartered Accountant and Qualified Financial Advisor, Paul spent a number of years working in audit and in corporate banking before entering the asset management business in 1987. He was a Director of Ulster Bank Investment Managers, New Ireland Investment Managers and a founding principal and Director of Setanta Asset Management. He was responsible for client services and marketing in all three institutions.

Paul has a particular expertise in investment communication and product development, and while at Setanta launched a number of innovative funds on the Irish market. He spearheaded the growth of Setanta’s overseas business, and has spoken at numerous seminars and roadshows in Ireland, Germany and Canada.

In 2007 he left Setanta to establish Clarus with Joe.

Joe Mottley

Joe Mottley BE, MSc, QFA

Having originally worked as an engineer and as a policy analyst in the Department of Finance, Joe joined AIB Investment Managers in 1985. He spent 13 years as an equity specialist with AIB, and led the International Equity team. In 1998 he joined Setanta at start-up, where he headed the investment team and developed a distinctive and successful equity investment process.

He has directly managed equity portfolios across a broad range of sectors and geographies, where he established a track record of consistent outperformance. He also served for a number of years as a Council Member of the Society of Investment Analysts in Ireland.

In 2007 Joe left Setanta to establish Clarus with Paul. He is currently a director of the Diversification Strategy Fund, a currency investment fund managed by Alder Capital.