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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.

ETC Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
25 November 2016
Start time 8.45am
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8:00 - ​Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast - kindly sponsored by Multifonds

8:45 - M.C & Introduction

Alan Cuddihy, Director, Audit - Investment Management, Deloitte 

- Welcome Address - Chairperson, Irish Funds

Alan O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Investor Services, BBH

9:00 - Keynote Address

Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procedure

9:20 - Ireland as a solution to the Brexit challenge


  • 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
10:00 - European Regulators Update


  • 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
10:45 - Coffee Break

Coffee Break – kindly sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

11:15 - PRIIPs Update


  • Vincent Coyne, Partner, William Fry


  • Laurent Degabriel, PwC
  • Funmi Ogunleye, European Product Manager, State Street Global Advisors
11:35 - ETF Presentations

Black Monday/Events in USA & Impact on European Markets

  • Laura Morrison, Global Head of ETFs BATS
  • Juergen Blumberg, Head of Capital Markets Europe, Source
12:05 - European ETF Markets - Robust in the face of Crisis, Panel Discussion


  • 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
12:45 - Panel Discussion: Funding the Next Generation

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 
13:30 - Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking – kindly sponsored by Northern Trust

14.15 - AIFM, UCITS Man Co and MiFID

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,
    PineBridge Investments 
15.00 - Close
Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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Pat Lardner
Irish Funds
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Alan O'Sullivan
Brown Brothers Harriman
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Philip Lovegrove
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Cillian Leonowicz
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​Laura Morrison
BATS Global
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Juergen Blumberg
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Sander van Nugteren
EMEA iShares Capital Markets Group
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Richard Stobo
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Slawomir Rzeszotko
Jane Street
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Nizam Hamid
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John Donohoe
Carne Global Financial Services
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Patricia Taylor
William Fry
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John Whelan
A&L Goodbody
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Vincent Coyne
William Fry
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Anthony King
Pine Bridge
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Funmi Ogunleye
State Street
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Gráinne McEvoy
Central Bank of Ireland
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Dan Kingsbury
Pioneer Investments
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Mark Fitzgerald
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Jeremy Bezant
Neuberger Berman
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Guy Sears
The Investment Association
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Amanda Young
Standard Life
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Gayle Bowen
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​Eoghan Murphy TD
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Nitesh Patel
J.P. Morgan
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