4th Annual UK Symposium
The Irish Funds 4th Annual UK Symposium will be taking place on Friday, 25 November 2016. This is the fourth year of this highly successful event and provides a unique opportunity to senior players in the investment funds industry to discuss a broad range of issues regarding the future of the international investment funds industry and the key role Ireland plays in this.
Breakfast - kindly sponsored by Multifonds
Alan Cuddihy, Director, Audit - Investment Management, Deloitte
Alan O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Investor Services, BBH
Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procedure
- Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds
- Anthony King, Regional CEO, EMEA, Pinebridge
- Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State with special responsibility forFinancial Services, eGovernment and Public Procedure
- Dan Kingsbury, former CEO Pioneer Investments
- John Donohoe, CEO Carne Global Financial Services
- Guy Sears, Director, Just Fines Limited
- Grainne McEvoy, Head of Securities & Markets Supervision Division, Central Bank of Ireland
- Richard Stobo, Team Leader, Investment Management ESMA
Coffee Break – kindly sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran
- Vincent Coyne, Partner, William Fry
- Laurent Degabriel, PwC
- Funmi Ogunleye, European Product Manager, State Street Global Advisors
Black Monday/Events in USA & Impact on European Markets
- Laura Morrison, Global Head of ETFs BATS
- Juergen Blumberg, Head of Capital Markets Europe, Source
- Philip Lovegrove, Partner, Matheson
- Sander Van Nugteren, Director iShares Capital Markets, Blackrock
- Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategy, WisdomTree
- Mark Fitzgerald, Head of Product, Europe, Vanguard
- Slawomir Rzeszotko, ETF Business Development, Jane Street
A review of millennials' knowledge and habits towards funds, insights into trends and requirements and critical success factors for capturing tomorrow's market
- Cillian Leonowicz, FS Consulting Senior Manager - Deloitte
- Amanda Young, Head of Responsible Investment, Standard Life
- John Whelan, Head of Tech Practice, A&L Goodbody
- Jeremy Bezant, EMEA Product. Neuberger Berman
- Nitesh Patel, Consultant Relations at J.P. Morgan
Lunch & Networking – kindly sponsored by Northern Trust
Structures and authorisation options in Ireland post Brexit
- Gayle Bowen, Partner, Walkers
- Patricia Taylor, Partner, William Fry
- Grainne McEvoy, Head of Securities & Markets Supervision Division, Central Bank of Ireland
- Roman Hackelsberger, Chief Legal Officer EMEA, Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel,
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.
Pat Lardner joined Irish Funds as Chief Executive in April 2012. He has over twenty five years’ experience in the global asset management industry and has held executive/leadership positions in Ireland and overseas with firms managing a broad range of both traditional and alternative investment strategies. Pat is an active participant on all significant Government sponsored groups relating to funds in Ireland, is a member of the Board of the European Fund and Asset Management Association and is an Advisor to the Asset Management Association of China’s International Partners Committee. He is a past Council Member of the Irish Association of Pension Funds and a former Director of both the Irish Association of Investment Managers and the International Investment Funds Association. He attained honours undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from University College Dublin.
Alan O'Sullivan is a Managing Director and Head of European Business Development for Brown Brothers Harriman. Alan also serves as a Director of the BBH Fund Administration Services (Ireland) and BBH Luxembourg Fund (SICAV). Alan has been with Brown Brothers Harriman for 20 years and has held a number of senior positions within the Relationship Excellence Division, both in Boston and Dublin. Alan is a graduate of University College Dublin and is one of the initial groups that qualified in the Certified Investment Fund Directors Programme at the Institute of Bankers in Ireland. Alan is currently a member of Council of Irish Funds and serves as Chair of the Industry body for 2016/2017.
Philip is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Matheson. Matheson is the number one ranked funds practice in Ireland, experts in all aspects of UCITS and Alternative Funds. Philip has over ten years’ experience of advising leading international financial institutions and asset management companies on structuring and offering fund products in Ireland and particularly in relation to ETFs, innovative and complex products authorised as UCITS and emerging markets products.
Cillian is a Manager within the Deloitte Ireland Financial Services Consulting Practice and has global management consulting experience in the asset servicing space across custody, fund accounting and transfer agency clients.
Specifically, he has helped firms to design and transform their operating models to meet the requirements of the modern asset and fund manager by facilitating the adoption of cutting edge technology for sustainable competitive advantage as well as the roll out of solutions to increase operational effectiveness and capability.
Cillian currently sits on Deloitte’s EMEA FinTech Taskforce and has authored an article “BlockChain – Disrupting the Financial Services Industry” and is currenlty writing an article titled “Disrupting the Transfer Agency” Cillian previously worked for DST Systems leading the Sales Team in Asia.
Laura Morrison is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Exchange Traded Products at BATS Global Markets. In her role, Ms. Morrison oversees the company’s ETP listings business, developing strategy, working with issuers to list their products and overseeing market quality incentive programs. BATS is currently the largest U.S. market for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETF). An exchange industry veteran, Ms. Morrison joined BATS from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) where she spent 20 years in leadership roles. In her last eight years at NYSE, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Index and Exchange Traded Products, leading the team which managed ETF listings and trading as well as the NYSE index business. Ms. Morrison played a leading role in bringing new and innovative ETF products to market while launching key market quality prog rams and growing NYSE’s ET issuer base to record numbers. Previously at NYSE, Ms. Morrison held senior-level positions as Managing Director, Member Firm Sales, and Managing Director, NYSE Global Listings Group. Ms. Morrison began her career at Barnett Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and also spent two years working at the NYSE specialist unit, CMJ Partners L.P. Ms. Morrison currently serves as a board member for Women in ETFs and the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Foundation Board. She also served as a member of the Standard & Poor’s Index Committee. She also holds a Series 7 license.
Juergen is the head of Capital Markets at Source and is responsible for strategic relationships with authorised participants, brokers, dealers and market makers. He works with investors to identify the most cost effective and efficient ways to buy and sell Source products, both in general and for specific trades. Before joining Source, Juergen worked at iShares and was responsible for capital markets in German-speaking Europe, Eastern Europe and the Nordics. Previously, Juergen was an equity trader for various proprietary trading companies, specialising in arbitrage. Juergen holds a degree in business administration from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Sander van Nugteren, Director, is a member of the EMEA iShares Capital Markets Group. Within the Capital Markets Group he leads a team that has responsibility for Broker Execution; Market Structure and Platform Development. The team focusses on maintaining liquidity and performance of iShares ETFs as well taking a leading role in improving ETF market structure. Mr Van Nugteren’s service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with Blackrock in 2009. Before joining the Capital Markets team he was a member of the Risk & Quantitative Analysis team with oversight of Operational Risk. He joined BGI from Schroder Investment Management where he was employed as an Operational Risk Manager in their London office. Previous to that he held roles in Finance at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch. Mr Van Nugteren holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.
Richard leads the Investment Management team at ESMA, which is responsible for all of the Authority’s work in relation to investment funds.
After completing studies in Law and German at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Richard Stobo joined the UK Financial Services Authority (now the FCA) in 2001. Richard worked in a variety of roles at the FSA, including in the international policy department and on the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. In June 2007 Richard was seconded to ESMA’s predecessor, the Committee of European Securities Regulators in Paris, becoming team leader in 2013.
At ESMA Richard has led the development of a number of important workstreams including the potential extension of the AIFMD third country passport, technical advice in the context of UCITS IV and UCITS V and the guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues. Richard’s team is also in charge of the input that ESMA provides to the work of the Joint Committee of the ESAs on PRIIPs.
Slawomir oversees European ETF sales initiatives for Jane Street. Slawomir has worked in the ETF industry for nearly a decade, including with large asset managers in which he acquired an in-depth understanding of ETF trading from both a trader’s and customer’s perspective. Before joining Jane Street, Slawomir worked at Vanguard Asset Management where he held the positions of Head of ETF Capital Markets and Head of Investment Product Specialist Group. Prior to Vanguard, Slawomir worked at BGI and Blackrock in various ETF related roles. Slawomir holds an MA degree from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, where he went on to lecture ethics and postmodern political philosophy while pursuing his PhD studies. Slawomir is a founding member of ETF Ambassadors in Switzerland, which aims to educate and raise awareness of ETFs with the Swiss private investor community.
Nizam Hamid is an ETF Strategist for WisdomTree in Europe and has extensive experience in the European ETF market. Prior to this he was at C8 Investments, a systematic hedge fund, focusing on business development and quantitative strategies, before that he was a consultant at FTSE. From 2010 to 2012, he was Head of ETF Strategy and Deputy Head of Lyxor ETFs, at the time Europe’s second largest ETF issuer. Before joining Lyxor he was Head of Sales Strategy for Europe and the Middle East at iShares in London. Prior to that, he was Global Head of ETFs, Portfolio and Index Strategy at Deutsche Bank from 1998 to 2008. He has also worked as a quantitative analyst in London and Tokyo for UBS, BZW and Bankers Trust / NatWest Markets. He holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Liverpool.
John Donohoe is Group CEO and Founder of Carne Global Financial Services Limited with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He sits on and chairs the boards of some of the largest and most complex mutual and hedge funds. John also provides Carne clients with his considerable expertise on governance, product development, distribution and regulatory developments. He is considered a thought leader in the ongoing development of hedge fund governance and oversight. John was a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank. He served as an Executive/non-Executive Director on various Deutsche Bank boards, including Deutsche International (Ireland) Limited and subsidiaries, Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited, Deutsche Trustees (UK) Limited and the WM Company Limited. John spent 12 years with Deutsche Bank, where he rose to become CEO, Europe, Asia and Offshore, Deutsche Global Fund Services. Prior to establishing Carne, John was a Senior Vice President of State Street. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University.
Patricia Taylor is a Partner in William Fry’s Asset Management & Investment Funds Department. Her primary practice area is advising promoters of, and service providers to, Irish domiciled investment funds on regulatory and compliance issues, both at establishment stage and on an ongoing basis. Patricia advises regulated firms in the asset management arena, including EU and third country asset managers, distributors, fund administrators and depositary/custodians on new regulatory developments at Irish and EU level and advises on client solutions to meet the changing regulatory environment.
Patricia is a member of the Irish Funds UCITS V Committee and the former chair of its Legal and Regulatory Committee.
John Whelan is a Partner and Head of the International Technology Group at A&L Goodbody, Ireland. John has worked in the legal tech sector for over 20 years, in Dublin, London, Hong Kong and San Francisco, advising companies on the legal and regulatory issues affecting their international business. He recently returned to A&L Goodbody's Dublin office, after three years heading up their San Francisco and Palo Alto offices working with US West Coast companies setting up European operations. He currently works closely with the Asset Management & Investment Funds Group at A&L Goodbody, with a particular focus on the Irish Fintech Sector, acting for the Irish institutional banks and high growth fintech companies.
Vincent Coyne is a Partner in William Fry's Asset Management & Investment Funds Department and advises a wide variety of clients on regulatory and structural issues associated with the establishment and management of investment funds in Ireland. He has significant experience in advising both Alternative Funds and UCITS (using both traditional and alternative strategies) as well as advising on the authorisation of UCITS and alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). Vincent holds an honours law degree and a Masters in European and Comparative Law and is based in the William Fry London office.
Mr. King joined the firm in 2000 and is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Investment Grade Fixed Income Team, as well as a Regional CEO of Europe. He is responsible for interest rate, currency and credit risk on both multi-currency and single currency bond portfolios. As a Regional CEO for Europe, Mr. King represents the firm in the region with regulators and the market. Prior to this, Mr. King has been in charge of initiating both Euro and Global Aggregate Bond products, both of which combine interest rate, currency and credit risk within a portfolio to provide a broad selection of alpha opportunities. Previously, Mr. King worked at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in 1989, where he was responsible for managing both single and multi-currency bond portfolios on behalf of pension funds and private clients. In his 11-year tenure with J.P. Morgan, Mr. King undertook positions in capital markets research, fixed income trading and portfolio management where he focused on risk management techniques, the use of derivatives and macro economic analysis. He received a BSc (Honors) in Geography and Statistics from the University of Southampton. He holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). He is registered as a holder of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Series 3 qualification.
Funmi Ogunleye is a Product Manager at State Street Global Advisors managing regulatory change projects, cross border registration and tax for EMEA funds. Prior to joining SSGA, Funmi worked at Neuberger Berman where she was responsible for managing UCITS and AIF umbrellas. Funmi has a BSc is Psychology and BA in Performance. She has earned the Investment Operations Certificate.
Gráinne McEvoy is the Head of the Securities and Markets Supervision Division at the Central Bank of Ireland. Grainne has responsibility for primary and secondary market monitoring and surveillance, client assets supervision and investment funds authorisation and supervision. She has previously been directly involved with the development of the Central Bank's regulations and policy for investment funds and their service providers. Gráinne has represented the Central Bank at IOSCO Standing Committee 5 for eight years, and has represented the Central Bank at the ESMA Investment Management Standing Committee and a number of its sub-groups.
Dan Kingsbury is the former US CEO of Pioneer Investments. Prior to coming to the US, Dan was CEO of the New Markets division of Pioneer where he oversaw the development of their business in Central Europe and Asia. Before Pioneer, Dan spent many years at AIG in various roles in the development of their investment management business in Europe and Asia finishing up as President of AIG Capital Corp. While at AIG, Dan spent two years in Ireland (1991-1992) in the creation and marketing of the first ever foreign UCITS family based on the then new UCITS legislation. Also as CEO of the New Markets division of Pioneer he was very involved in the marketing of UCITS in Europe and Asia.
Mark Fitzgerald joined Vanguard's Portfolio Review Department in December 2013 and is currently responsible Product Management in Europe. Prior to joining Vanguard, Mark worked for BlackRock/ BGI where he spent 8 years in the Portfolio Management Group in various senior roles, lastly as a Managing Director and European Head of iShares Portfolio Management and European lead for the Beta Strategies Index Research Group. Before BlackRock's acquisition of BGI, Mark was Head of Pooled Funds Equity Index Portfolio Management and the Index team's total return swap programme. Mark spent 7 years as a quantitative equity and fixed income portfolio manager at Deutsche Asset Management and Northern Trust before joining BGI. Mark holds a BA Hons in Business Studies and International Finance from South Bank University, London
Jeremy has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services having worked in stock broking, investment banking and investment management. He is currently Head of EMEA Product at Neuberger Berman and has previously worked with Natixis Global Asset Management, Railpen and Alliance Trust Investments to develop new products and investment strategies. Jeremy also helped establish the multi-asset retail investment firm TCF Investment. Prior to this, Jeremy spent eight years at Aviva Investors/Morley Fund Management as Global Head of Derivatives and Structured Products. He has also held roles at Legal & General, Lehman Brothers and was a stockbroker for Morgan Stockbroking in Australia. Jeremy holds the IMC, and also a BSc and PhD from the University of Birmingham in genetic engineering.
Guy Sears has spent 28 years working in and advising on financial services regulation. During 2016, he was the interim CEO of the UK’s Investment Association, a Board member of EFAMA, Chair of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group, and Chair of the international regulatory wg of the IIFA, the global funds trade association grouping. He had been a director of a division of the IMA/IA since 2007. A solicitor by profession, previous roles included the conduct of litigation for the SIB before becoming head of market conduct at the SIB/FSA. He has been a full board member of a commodity derivative broker and brought in Jersey’s investment business regulation. Guy’s pro bono work included serving on the Board of his local credit union and chairing a youthwork charity through a £10m property redevelopment.
Amanda has a long-standing career in responsible investment. She leads Standard Life Investment’s responsible investment activities, including research, engagement and product development. Her team focuses on integrating research on human rights, environment, labour standards and business ethics issues into the mainstream investment process, as well as providing oversight to its Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) and ethical investment propositions. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Amanda was the SRI Officer at Newton Investment Management integrating environmental, social and governance matters into its mainstream investment process. Amanda started her career in responsible investment at CCLA Investment Management with responsibility for CCLA’s charity clients. Amanda’s first job in financial services was at Rabobank International, in economic research. Amanda graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Psychology. Amanda current sits on the FTSE ESG Advisory Committee. She was a member of the board of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) for six years.
Gayle is a partner in the Irish Investment Funds Group of Walkers, an international law firm specialising in financial services. She has over 10 years' experience advising prominent international asset managers in relation to all aspects of Irish regulated UCITS and alternative products and has a particular expertise in relation to cross border mergers. She advised on the first re-domiciliation of a Jersey fund into Ireland and on the cross border merger of two money market fund platforms, which was one of the first mergers effected under the UCITS IV procedures and was one of the largest European cross-border fund mergers. Gayle also provides AIFMD advice to offshore managers looking to sell into Europe. Gayle is currently Chair of the Irish Funds Legal & Regulatory Committee, which liaises with the Central Bank, the Irish Government and European bodies to represent the interests of the Irish funds industry. Gayle holds a master's degree from Oxford University.
Eoghan Murphy TD was appointed Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement in May 2016. He is the Fine Gael TD for Dublin South East. He was elected to Dail Eireann in the February 2011 General Election.
Eoghan’s priority areas are the high-tech sector and young entrepreneurs/start-ups, reforming Dáil Eireann, and international issues such as nuclear weapon disarmament.
Nitesh Patel is a Senior Associate at J.P. Morgan based in London working in the EMEA Consultant Relations function. In his role, he is covering Consultants, Management Companies and Law Firms in the U.K., Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, maintaining a mutual dialogue regarding the Investor Services products and services across client segments. He has worked in the securities servicing industry for over 5 years covering Technology, Business Management and most recently, UK/Ireland Asset Manager Sales.
Nitesh has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Business Management (Electronics) from The University of Warwick and is also an FCA/PRA Approved Person.
Outside of work, Nitesh is a football enthusiast having completed his FA Level 1 Coaching License and an Official Member of Manchester United Football Club.