- Cork as a financial services centre to expand with 250 new positions announced in Clearstream and Apex Fund Services
Apex Fund Services
announced the creation of 50 new roles in Cork, adding to this week's announcement by Clearstream, a unit of Deutsche BÃ¶rse Group, that it is to create 200 new jobs adding to its existing jobs count of 362 to bring total employment at Clearstream to 562. The new Clearstream jobs will be located at Navigation Square, the largest and most significant office development to be undertaken in the city's commercial centre. The announcement of 50 new jobs by Apex Fund Services and the opening of its new Carrigtwohill office has been welcomed by Cork Chamber of Commerce as 'excellent news for the region'. See also this article: 'Cork has all the attributes it needs to become an IFS hub', in the 2017 edition of the Finance Dublin Yearbook.
- The latest edition of Finance Dublin includes the 2018 List of Nominations for the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2018.
Each of the 150 Deals listed in our annual celebration of the best in Irish corporate dealmaking is in itself a microcosm of what is excellent about Ireland's capital markets. Our two-stage Deals of the Year process begins with the nominations in this issue.
To view your copy of the issue click here.
- Also in the February issue:
The latest edition of Finance Dublin
includes the 2018 List of Nominations for the Finance Dublin
Deals of the Year Awards 2018, and our assessment of what they highlight about Ireland's capital markets in 2017. Also in this issue: The financing of the National Development Plan; CBI Asset Management chief Michael Hodson on early experiences of MiFID II supervision; Deirdre Power on IREF One Year On; GDPR; BFPI and FPAI get together; Deloitte's Lory Kehoe on Blockchain and much more, like the new L-QUAIF rules, efffective March 7th, and the Central Depositary question post Brexit.
- The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018, Dublin Castle, October 2-3rd 2018
"Anchoring finance for the next cycle: Have we learnt the lessons?" is the theme of The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018, Dublin Castle, October 2-3rd 2018. It will be a Summit that will focus the entire Irish financial services industry on the opportunities that 2020 and beyond will bring and it will aim to find a consensus on the routemap for FS businesses operating in Ireland in the 2019-2025 period.
- Investment Funds 2018 - Global strategies in asset management
The focus of the Special Report Investment Funds 2018 - Global strategies in asset management is on the global issues that are dominating strategic decisions in the asset management industry in the year to come. The Report highlights the fundamental issues that will be at the heart of strategy for the international investment funds industry in 2018. Published: December 2018.
- Finance Dublin in 2018
In 2018 our forthcoming publications, The Finance Dublin Yearbook 2018, Deals of the Year 2018, and the 31st annual Survey of Ireland's Top Accountancy Firms, as well as the Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, in October will be highlighting the opportunities of a new year full of promise, and we look forward to bringing you new insights around the opportunities and challenges in the new year.
- The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2017
The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin 2017
presented by Finance Dublin
and FSI in Dublin Castle heard from over 80 speakers on the current vital issues for Ireland's IFS industry on Tuesday October 17th. See the latest on the event and what's happening as a result on Twitter here at: #FCSDublin2017
Proceedings started with the keynote address by Lord Jonathan Hill, former EU Commissioner for financial services. Click here for updates in the months to come on FCSDublin2018
in Dublin Castle on October 2nd and 3rd 2018.
- CSR Profile: Making a real difference to young people across Ireland
In the December issue: basis.point is the Irish funds industry's initiative to make a real and visible difference by supporting educational programmes for disadvantaged children across Ireland.
- Aviation finance centres
In the January issue: Corporate Feature in Finance Dublin: A comparative analysis by EY of Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong and China Free Trade Zones as centres for aircraft leasing and financing activity. EY says that while Ireland will continue as the global centre of aircraft leasing, other centres will offer opportunities for different classes of investors and different markets.
- Funds industry focus on efficiency and costs will sharpen in 2018
NICHOLAS BLAKE-KNOX, former Senior Legal Counsel of PIMCO's EMEA funds business who took up the role of head of investment funds at Walkers Ireland on January 1st assesses the economics of the asset management industry and the forces that are reshaping it. He also analyses the regulatory pipeline and potential Brexit complications facing the European and Irish funds industry.
- Syndicated Property Finance
Corporate Advertising Feature: Initiative Ireland's innovative funding model for housing (In January's Finance Dublin). Its membership model offers investors short term (under 2 year) secured current opportunities with a tier one (junior debt) return of up to 4% and tier 2 of up to 8%.
- The January edition
The January edition of Finance Dublin
includes our new year special cover feature "2018..Loading". The articles covering a broad range of IFS issues in it are set against the backdrop of an economic outlook, both for Ireland and globally that is particularly auspicious. In a year that starts with even the monetary base being challenged (by cryptocurrencies) regulatory changes such as MiFID II and PRIIPS come into force, to be followed by further changes later in the year.
- Finance Dublin online platform records big readership increases in calendar year 2017
10th January 2018: Web statistics for the Finance Dublin online platform just released for 2017 show an increase of 29% in average monthly unique vistors in the year over 2016, while visits, and page impressions (up 40% to over 1 million), also increased sharply. These increases in readership of the Finance Dublin site were accompanied by strong increases for its sister publication Aviation Finance, in which Ireland's international aviation finance and leasing industry features prominently in the fortnightly publication very two weeks - with unique visitors there up by 39% on average in 2017.