- Professor Sir John McCanny, leading cybersecurity authority, to speak at Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, on October 17th
Sir John is head of the UK's Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Cybersecurity, CSIT,at Queens, Belfast, and its academic Principal Investigator. A driving force behind the creation of the Northern Ireland Science Park, a former board member of the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork he has also founded, and sold, two technology companies based on his research activities. With cybersecurity identified as the top technology area of concern by Ireland's FS industry in the recent Finance Dublin/Deloitte Research Report
, Professor McCanny, will address cybersecurity and financial services themes. He was the only Northern Irish person knighted in the 2017 honours list. For more details: Financial Centres Summit 2017
- Amy Erixon, one of N.America's leading authors on Real Estate and Fintech to speak at Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, on October 17th
The impact of key technologies in fintech - MDL, Cybersecurity, AI, Big Data, and their implications for the financial services industry, and working patterns and its interaction with the real estate environment are among the topics that will be addressed by Amy Erixon at the Financial Centres Summit
- Finance Dublin and Deloitte Research Report finds that 40% of Ireland's IFS companies expect Brexit to have a positive impact on headcount, against 7% saying it will cut jobs
The survey, amongst the 500 Companies included in the 2017 Finance Dublin Yearbook, carried out in collaboration with Deloitte also finds that overall employment increased amongst the companies surveyed last year by 4.6 per cent and that Regulation and Supervision issues are the most important concerns.
- Governor Lane identifies degree of equivalence in regulatory framework between UK and EU 27 as key to Brexit outcome for FS
Central Bank of Ireland Governor Philip Lane says that if the UK and EU's 'regulatory philosophy' remain very similar then 'the amount of cross border financial trade between the EU 27 and the UK can be substantial'
- Dublin to be Bank of America's post-Brexit EU base
Bank of America has chosen Dublin as the post-Brexit location for its main EU legal entities with CEO and Chair Brian Moynihan describing Dublin as 'the natural location' for the bank.
- Citi to expand in Dublin as part of Brexit plans
Citi's EMEA head Jim Cowles has revealed the US bank's Brexit plans with Dublin being chosen as one of a number of locations that will see additional headcount.
- Barclays confirms Dublin as its post-Brexit EU banking base
Barclays has confirmed that Ireland will be the location for its post-Brexit EU banking plans having indicated that Dublin would be its chosen location, in the event of a so-called 'hard Brexit' as far back as January. Having recently installed a new CEO at its Irish bank, it described Dublin as a 'natural base' for its EU hub.
- Beazley plc confirms expansion of operations in Ireland
12th July 2017: Beazley plc is to establish its European insurance company in Dublin, growing its Irish presence which it had reduced in recent years. Beazley CEO Andrew Horton said 'we have long considered it [Dublin] an attractive potential location from which to develop our European business.' The move reverses the decision by Beazley to scale down its Dublin presence after it moved its head office from Dublin back to London in 2016.
- This year, 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of the IFSC but is also marks, with the latest edition, the 30th anniversary of Finance Dublin
June 1987 saw the publication of the first edition of Finance Magazine
, which we merged in 2009 as a title with what was originally a newsletter, Finance Dublin
, to form the present Finance Dublin
For us therefore, this edition marks our thirtieth year of continuous publication. see more here
- Bank of China opens Dublin branch
June 28th 2017: In a sign of the growing importance of the economic relations between Ireland and China, Bank of China today opened its Dublin branch. Bank of China already has a presence in Ireland through its aircraft leasing operation, BOC Aviation (Ireland) Ltd, which will continue to operate as a separate business unit.
- Northern Trust to add 400 jobs in Limerick over the next five years
12th June 2017: The rapid growth of Northern Trust's Limerick operations since it was set up in 2007 is to continue over the next fives years as the Chicago-headquartered bank plans to add 400 new jobs in Limerick. The initial 19 Limerick-based staff has already grown beyond 1000 staff.
- The May edition of Finance Dublin announces the annual Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards, with 32 winning deals out of a record number of 159 Deals originally nominated
Thirty Two Deals are recognised across the five categories of Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Loans & Financing and Financial Services, out of a record number of 159 Deals originally nominated.
- Finance Dublin Yearbook 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Ireland's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in 1987
The annual Yearbook, now in its 24th edition profiles 579 institutions overall, including 500 companies in the Irish IFS industry; It profiles 38 Market Infrastructures, Industry Representative bodies and public sector agencies, including IDA Ireland and the Departments of Finance and the Taoiseach, the Irish Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Ireland as well as 41 professional services firms servicing IFS in Ireland.
- HSBC's historic Irish connections - from 'Great Architect' to Grand Canal
To mark 30 Years of the IFSC, HSBC Securities Services' Paul Heffernan has traced HSBC's historic Irish connections going back to the late 1880s in Hong Kong, in this article in the 2017 Finance Dublin Yearbook
- IFSC past and Future: David Dillon, Brendan Logue, William Slattery, Michael Cullen, Bertie Ahern, Dermot Desmond.....
The Finance Dublin Yearbook on the IFSC's future and history to date examines some forecasts made at the halfway point - (2003), compares them with what actually transpired, and arrives at some striking conclusions...
- JPMorgan to expand custody operations in Dublin
JPMorgan will hire a 'significant' number of people for its custody and fund services business in Ireland in the next three years according to James Kenny, the US bank's head of investor services. The move gives further momentum to Ireland's funds industry which has been expected to benefit from funds companies looking to secure access to the EU single market in the wake of Brexit.