- In the November issue of Finance Dublin
Our recent conferences held in October provided much insight and food for thought, some of which is reflected in this issue, and some of which will inform the agenda in coming issues of Finance Dublin. One thing is clear, though. Brexit as a process will last for a very long time, the headlined dates in popular dialogue relate only to the commencement of a regulatory disengagement process that is set to last many years into the future.
- Investment Funds Ireland 2020: Finance Dublin's Annual Special Report: a showcase for Ireland's Investment Funds & Asset Management Industry
The annual showcase publication for Ireland's asset management and investment funds industry produced by Finance Dublin will be published in December. This year's publication will have several new features, not least the overall profile it will project of a burgeoning industry with huge potentials, at a time of challenge, from fintech, fee compression, and business consolidation, for example, but yet at a time of huge potential.
The influx and establishment of Mancos, the development of new clusters and product lines in Ireland, the continued boom in funds into Irish vehicles, with Irish wrappers recording new record asset levels, such as CCFs at over $100 billion, and exciting new agendas in areas such as ESG, and new legislative and regulatory initiatives, are examples of the potentials that will be examined in the Report. Details: email@example.com
- Great things come in small packages
- Finance priorities for Irish corporates
- Minister for Finance promises publication of heads of new SEAR regime Bill, the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, by Christmas
31st October 2019:
The Bill will set rules for the limits and nature of senior executive accountability in banking, insurance, and parts of the asset management sector, and legislation is promised to be developed during the course of 2020. He was speaking at the SEAR Conference
- Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke's hope for Britain: "We will leave with the softest possible Brexit" at #FCSDublin 2019
- SEC chair Jay Clayton and Ken Clarke MP in On Stage Interviews at FCSDublin2019
FCSDublin, 2019 in Dublin Castle on October 16th featured amongst its keynote speakers the Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission of the United States.
- #AFCDublin 2019 in Dublin Castle, October 15th
October 15th 2019:
The Aviation Finance
conference in Dublin Castle, AFCDublin, 2019, kicked off with an address by the president of ISTAT followed by a star studded day of On-Stage Interviews and trading panels. The Conference was opened by Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Michael D'Arcy, TD.
At the heart of the conference was aircraft asset trading, to quote AFC2019's opening keynote speaker, ISTAT president Gerry Butler, CMO of Merx Aviation, aircraft trading is 'still only in its infancy'. It featured interviews with Aercap CEO Aengus Kelly and CDB Aviation's Patrick Hannigan, both conducted by Aviation Finance
's contributing editor Joe Gill.
Following an address by Virginia Fox, Head of Risk of GECAS, on the ever-important matter of risk management, AFC2019 featured a CFO Forum, featuring a panel of top aircraft lessor CFOs on the ' finance function of the future', chaired by EY's Danny Buckley. See Photo Gallery here
- 'I was in Cameron's Cabinet when I read in the newspapers that he was going to call a referendum': Ken Clarke, on Brexit and Britain and Ireland's future at FCSDublin, in Dublin Castle, October 2019
- Fidelity appoints new General Manager for Ireland "at an exciting time"
31st October 2019: Fidelity Investments has appointed Al Riviezzo as General Manager for Fidelity Investments Ireland. Fidelity Investments has maintained operations in Ireland since 1996 and currently has 1,000 employees in both Dublin and Galway delivering technology, operations and support services to the US business.
- In the Latest issue of Finance Dublin
The Latest issue contains details of the landmark and exciting agenda with over 50 speakers at Finance Dublin's forthcoming Summit on October 16th, preceded by our Aviation Finance conference, AFCDublin, 2019, on October 15th with all of the leading players in Ireland's aircraft leasing industry featuring.
Brexit may be a topic on everyone's lips still, but it will eventually pass in significance, and we will be left with the concrete realities of a new financial markets landscape.
In FCSDublin 2019 speakers have been briefed to address the concrete opportunities that exist across the platform rather than dwell on the uncertainties that may exist, such as those surrounding Brexit. It will be in concrete action that continued success will be achieved.
- In the August issue of Finance Dublin
The August issue references throughout to the effects of Brexit, which has profound consequences for Ireland's international financial services sector. The likelihood is that the impact of Brexit on the IFS sector in Ireland will be a substantial net positive - but just how positive will depend on how the individual players in the industry adapt and capitalise on the 'vast opportunities' that Brexit offers.
These are spelled out in more detail in our Op-ed this month, 'Brexit, a SWOT analysis' .
- Displaying 'a rate of expansion that is unprecedented in the 30 year plus history of the international financial services industry'
The 2019 edition of the Finance Dublin Yearbook, is the 26th annually updated record of the history of the companies and institutions that make up the Republic of Ireland's international financial services history. In this sense, it is a 'living history' of the evolution of a significant global financial centre, Europe's fifth largest, in terms of trade. The new 2019 edition in its updates and new company additions, reflects 'a rate of expansion that is unprecedented in the 30 year plus history of the international financial services industry'.
- In Finance Dublin: Legal Financial Services Options
The growing options for Ireland after Brexit as the major common law jurisdiction within an EU of 27 nations are being considered. This issue charts the growing usage of the ISDA Master Document for Irish law, in the funds industry for example.
The Financial Centres Summit, Finance Dublin's annual conference, FCS Dublin 2019, on October 15-16th include as keynote speakers, the chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission, USA, Jay Clayton, and Kenneth Clarke, QC, former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The new arrangements for post trade in Ireland, and the aviation finance trading eco system are among the topics at FCSDublin 2019. Speakers also include Valérie Urbain, CEO of Euroclear Bank, and the CEO of Ireland's Institute of Banking, and former regulator, Mary O'Dea, and many more.
- Deals of the Year 2019 in Finance Dublin
Thirty four deals are recognised across six categories in the Deals of the Year, 2019, out of over 210 nominations. The deals are across the spectrum of Ireland's capital markets and its international financing and structuring industry; Finance Dublin's annual conference, FCS Dublin, in October will include as keynote speakers, the Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission, USA, Jay Clayton, and Kenneth Clarke, QC, former Chancellor of the Exchequer; Irish finance's response to the Green surge: BPFI sets out an agenda; The Government's 'Ireland for Finance' strategy: the pillars; The Irish Tax Monitor: Corporation tax considerations, the US Tax and Jobs Act and its impact on Ireland, and Brexit tax planning, and much more.
- Editorial: The Finance Dublin 2019 Top Twenty Accountancy Survey is a strong indicator of the health of the Irish International Financial Services industry
The results of the Finance Dublin 2019 Top Twenty Accountancy Survey are strong evidence that the post Brexit Irish IFS model is working. Furthermore, the findings of the survey, taken in conjunction with the commentary in this issue by the Managing Partners of Ireland's leading firms provide strong grounds for concluding that Brexit will be a net positive for the Irish economy as a whole, and not just the most outstanding elements of it, such as the international financial services industry. Clearly, the 13%+ growth rate recorded in the past two years is evidence of the continuing buoyancy of the island economy - the survey figures confirm this. They also give encouraging evidence of the broad based nature of it - including the agribusiness sector, and Northern Ireland too; the fee data from 8 of the largest firms in the survey relates to business they conduct on an all-island basis.