Declan Canavan

Managing Director

Declan Canavan is Head of Business Development at MJ Hudson, and is responsible for client and product origination across business lines and geographies. Managing a team of five experienced professionals, drawn from internal teams and the broader Alternatives industry, to work closely with the leaders of individual business lines within MJ Hudson to identify and on-board new client partners and new product development opportunities. Our strategic goal is to ensure our current and prospective clients get the most value out of their relationship with MJ Hudson and our unique value proposition.




Declan is an experienced financial professional, having worked for twenty five years in Alternative Investments (hedge funds, private equity and private debt and real assets) as an investor, structurer and marketer. He has worked on the sell-side and buy side at JPMorgan Investment Bank and JPMorgan Asset Management.


  • BSc Economics – University of Bath, UK


Declan is an enthusiastic if sporadic golfer, an infrequent and careful skier and an avid consumer of global current affairs. With an young son, Declan is increasingly concerned about the environment and the detrimental impacts of global warming. Working at MJ Hudson and with our ESG & Sustainable Investing team in Amsterdam, Declan is thrilled to learn more about ESG and, importantly, how the investment and fund management business community can be a positive force in safeguarding our planet for future generations.