The Irish Funds Munich Seminar will be taking place on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.
A series of presentations and panel sessions outlining the regulatory and distribution related matters of significant interest to investment managers and the broader industry will be the focus of our seminar.
Further information and agenda details will be added as we finalise our arrangements.
We are also delighted to partner with BAI for this seminar.
Breakfast kindly sponsored by Maples
Kieran Fox, Irish Funds
- Paul Heffernan, HSBC
- Aoife O’Connor, PwC
- Philip Annecke, Invesco PowerShares
- Kieran Fox, Irish Funds
Mark Browne, Dechert
John Collins, ISE
- Adrian Mulryan, Arthur Cox
- Ross Thomson, FundRock
- Kate Clark, KPMG
- Stephan Grimm, LIS
Hans Stamm, Dechert
Frank Dornseifer, BAI
Mark Browne focuses his practice on fund advisory work, including the structuring, establishment and operation of UCITS and AIFMD compliant investment funds in Ireland. He has more than ten years of experience in the funds industry and has worked in a number of the key global centres including the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and Dublin. This international experience is of particular assistance when advising international managers familiar with offshore structures.
Recent representations by Mr. Browne include advising a range of asset managers and service providers on the impact of the AIFMD and the establishment of new qualifying investor alternative investment funds (“QIAIFs”), as well as UCITS, and their registration for pan European distribution. Mr. Browne is a frequent author and speaker and is recommended as a leading investment funds lawyer by The Legal 500 and Chambers Europe. He is a representative of the Irish Funds Industry Association’s distributions and marketing industry working groups.
Ross joined FundRock Management Company S.A. (“FRMC”) (at the time RBS (Luxembourg) S.A.) in June 2013, responsible for the oversight of the Administration function. Soon after joining FRMC, the due diligence and distribution functions were also moved under his supervision, closely followed by Investment management and depositary oversight, completing the suite of delegated functions. Over the years, Ross has increased the distribution services FRMC can offer their clients focusing on distributors due diligence and distribution networks. In September 2016 Ross moved to Ireland to set up and manage a branch of the management company in Dublin. This was a strategic decision to expand FRMC’s offering to a second jurisdiction in Europe and to become part of the thriving Irish market. Prior to joining FundRock, Ross worked in the hedge fund administration sector for 13 years before moving to the management company sector. Ross spent 10 years at Citco Fund Services both in Luxembourg and Toronto and held the position of Head of Operations. In addition to this, Ross also held a senior position in IFS / State Street in Toronto before returning to Luxembourg. Ross holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and a MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen. Ross has also been approved by the Luxembourg Regulator as a Conducting Officer and non-executive Director.
Kieran Fox joined the Association in August 2007 and is the Director - Business Development for Irish Funds. As well as being responsible for working with investment managers and developing our membership offering, Kieran participates in a number of our steering groups including Distribution, Marketing & Promotion and Front Office and has led engagement on specific regulatory matters. Kieran has a BSc Finance and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Information Systems. Prior to joining us he gained significant experience both in industry and within the regulator. He was a senior regulator and risk specialist with the Central Bank of Ireland for almost two years and prior to this spent seven years in a variety of roles across the front office within the hedge fund industry in London. Kieran represents the Association on the Summit Finuas Network Steering Committee.
Managing Director of Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI), the German advocacy organization for the Alternative Investment industry. He has been active for more than 17 years in various functions in investment management, capital markets and corporate law. He studied law at the universities of Bonn, Dublin (Trinity College) and Lausanne. After admission to the German Bar in 2000 he practiced various years as attorney in an international law firm in the field of corporate and securities law before joining the German Financial Regulator BaFin as deputy head of the policy unit within the investment management department. In this function he also represented BaFin in the Investment Management Committee of IOSCO. Mr. Dornseifer frequently publishes articles both on investment and corporate law and he is co-editor of legal commentaries on the German Investment Act and on the AIFM Directive. The finance committee of the German Bundestag, the EU commission and the European Parliament denominated him several times as expert on capital market law. Mr. Dornseifer gives frequently speeches at national and international conferences on investment and regulatory topics.
John Collins, International Primary Markets, Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), joined the ISE in December 2016 and is responsible for business development of funds in Europe. Prior to joining the ISE, John spent over 16 years working in international financial institutions, specialising in funds, in the Cayman Islands and Dublin.
John has held multiple relationship management roles at Fortis, Credit Suisse, BNP and Ulster Bank in the areas of Fund Accounting, Banking & Custody, Investor Services and Treasury.
John is currently undertaking an MSc in Financial Services at University College Dublin.