- #FCSDublin 2019 is on today
- SEC chair Clayton and Ken Clarke MP in On State Interviews on Wednesday October 16th, at Finance Dublin's FCSDublin, 2019 conference, and a star studded cast of other leading speakers on the future for the financial services industry in Ireland and globally.
FCSDublin, 2019 in Dublin Castle on October 16th features amongst its keynote speakers the Chairman of the SEC in the USA, the United States' most senior regulatory official for the stock markets and for other exchanges and markets, arguably the most influential US regulator outside of the Chairman of the Fed.
- #AFCDublin 2019 in Dublin Castle on Tuesday October 14th
October 16th 2019:
The Aviation Finance
conference in Dublin Castle, AFCDublin, 2019, kicked off (Tuesday Oct 15th) with an address by the president of ISTAT followed by a star studded day of On-Stage interviews and trading panels.
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 details here
- Smaller companies: Understanding the Risks
- Finance priorities for Irish corporates
- Ireland's six EBA Reporting Banks achieve strong rankings in the latest quarterly Risk Dashboard published by the European Banking Authority
October 10th 2019: Banks in Ireland have ranked well in the latest quarterly Risk Dashboard published by the European Banking Authority (EBA), an analysis published this morning by BPFI says. The Dashboard summarises the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector, as well as providing useful comparative data on the banking sector across individual EU countries.
- 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.
- 'Ireland as a Common Law Port' - after Brexit - highlighted by Chief Justice Clarke
The potential for Ireland to become a leading centre for international insolvency, dispute resolution and financial related legal services within Europe - a significant theme in the forthcoming Financial Centres Summit - has been underscored by the Chief Justice of Ireland, Frank Clarke
- The Government has published 'Ireland for Finance', the replacement for its 'IFS 2020' strategy, covering the period out to 2025
26th April 2019:
The Strategy was jointly launched today by Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, and Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D'Arcy TD. The vision of the strategy is 'for Ireland to be a top-tier global location of choice for specialist international financial services'. The full Report can be accessed here
- 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.