Ciaran O'Neill left Bank of Ireland Asset Management last week, roughly two months after joining the firm as a director, said Bernadette Godley, Bank of Ireland Asset Management spokeswoman. Mr. O'Neill had been part of a team responsible for managing global equities. Ms. Godley said he left the firm for personal reasons and "on good terms," but she could not comment further on his plans. Mr. O'Neill joined Bank of Ireland Asset Management in April as one of six external appointments following the September departures of several asset managers who joined PI Investment Management. Bank of Ireland Asset Management officials will begin searching for Mr. O'Neill's replacement, Ms. Godley said. She could not say who is handling his responsibilities in the interim. Prior to joining Bank of Ireland Asset Management, Mr. O'Neill had been a portfolio manager with Fidelity Investments.