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9th Annual Irish Funds UK Symposium

Thursday, 24 November 2022 - In-Person

Location: ETC Venue, 133 Houndsditch, London, UK


9th Annual Irish Funds UK Symposium

The Irish Funds 9th Annual UK Symposium took place on Thursday, 24 November 2022 in the ETC Venue, 133 Houndsditch, London.

Held yearly, this highly anticipated in-person event brings together prominent industry speakers to discuss current opportunities and challenges facing the industry and will include thought-provoking and informative presentations, keynote talks and panel discussions from internationally respected experts.

8:30 - Registration & Breakfast
9:45 - Welcome

MC: Gary Fitzpatrick, KPMG

9:50 - Opening Remarks

Colm McDonagh, Vice-Chair Irish Funds, CEO Insight Europe

10:00 - Address from the Central Bank of Ireland

Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct

10:20 - Panel Discussion- Update on Regulation

Moderator: Nicholas Blake-Knox, Walkers


-        Federico Cupelli, EFAMA

-        Jonathan Lipkin, The Investment Association

-        Tara Newbery, Northern Trust Asset Management

10:55 - Coffee Break

Kindly sponsored by Société Générale.

11:25 - Keynote Address- European Economic Update

Fabio Balboni, Senior European Economist, HSBC

11:45 - Panel Discussion- The Onwards March of ETFs

Moderator: Gareth Myburgh, CITI


-        Jamie Hartley, DWS

-        Roxane Sanguinetti, GHCO

-        Paul Heffernan, Waystone

-        Ciara O' Leary, Dechert

12:20 - Panel Discussion- Distribution in Uncertain Times

Moderator: Joanne McEnteggart, IQ-EQ


-        Richard Kelly, LGIM

-        Jeremy Fawcett, Platforum

-        Niamh Ryan, Simmons & Simmons

12:55 - Lunch Break

Kindly sponsored by HAL

14:10 - Keynote Address - The Authority Gap

Mary Ann Sieghart- Broadcaster, journalist and author of award-winning book, 'The Authority Gap: Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it.'

14:40 - Panel Discussion: Digital Assets - Much more than just Crypto?

Moderator: Daire Lawlor, Interwoven


-        John Cronin, Zodia Custody

-        Simona Stoytchkova, State Street

-        Wayne Hughes, BNP Paribas

-        Daniel Andemeskel, UI Enlyte

15:15 - Coffee Break

Kindly sponsored by Ocorian

15:45 - Panel Discussion: ESG- Too hot to handle?

Moderator: Lisa Kealy, EY


-        Amelia Tan, LGIM

-        Dr Xi Li, London School of Economics

-        Dr. Barnabas Acs, LSEG Refinitiv

16:25 - Closing Remarks

Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds

16:30 - Networking Drinks Reception

Kindly sponsored by Simmons & Simmons

18:00 - Event Concludes
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