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5th Annual UK Symposium

The Irish Funds 5th Annual UK Symposium will be taking place on Friday, 10 November 2017. This is the fifth 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
10 November 2017
8.00 - 15.40
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8.00 - Registration & Breakfast

Kindly sponsored by Temenos Multifonds

8.30 - Welcome Address
  • Tara Doyle, Matheson,  Chairperson, Irish Funds
  • MC - Alan Cuddihy, Deloitte
8.45 - Irish Government Address
  • Michael D'Arcy, Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance
9.00 - Innovation and Alternative Fund Products


  • Andrew Bates, Dillon Eustace


  • Michael Lee, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
  • Richard Nourse, Greencoat Capital
  • Nick Fenn, Beechbrook Capital
9.40 - Update from Regulators


  • Darina Barrett, KPMG


  • Richard Stobo, ESMA
  • Nick Miller, FCA
  • Martina Kelly, Central Bank of Ireland
10.20 - Coffee Break

Kindly sponsored by Carne Group

10.50 - Keynote Address

Global Political Outlook - 2018 Preview

  • Tina Fordham, Chief Global Political Analyst, Citi 
11.25 - Ireland as your EU hub – Options and Substance


  • Niamh Ryan, A&L Goodbody 


  • Tara Newbery, PGIM
  • Tom Berrigan, Davy Fund Services
  • Ross Thomson, Fundrock
12.05 - Passive Profit or Active Alpha?

Exploring the passive v. active debate


  • Mark White, McCann Fitzgerald


  • Ankul Daga, Vanguard
  • Dan Phillipson, PIMCO
12.45 - Lunch & Networking

Kindly sponsored by Mason Hayes Curran


13.45 - Asset Managers – the Path to Growth


  • Dan Thompson, EY


  • Jennifer Hoopes, Foreside Financial 
  • Eoin Motherway, AMX
  • David Allen, Pioneer
14.25 - The Accelerated Impact of Technology on Financial Services


  • Alex McCracken, Silicon Valley Bank


  • Bryon Lake, JP Morgan
  • Pinar Emirdag, State Street
  • Gary Conroy, TransferMate
  • David Tighe, Bank of Ireland
15.05 - The US view of the EU, Brexit and Irish Funds


  • Peter Stapleton, Maples and Calder


  • Duncan Lidgitt, Muzinich
  • Ranesh Ramanathan, Bain Capital
15.35 - Closing Remarks

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds

Tara Doyle
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Michael D'Arcy
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
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Andrew Bates
Dillon Eustace
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Tara Newbery
PGIM Investments
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Ankul Daga
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Tina Fordham
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Nick Fenn
Managing Partner
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Nick Miller
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Martina Kelly
Central Bank of Ireland
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Gary Conroy
TransferMate Global Payments
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Darina Barrett
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Tom Berrigan
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Ross Thomson
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Mark White
McCann FitzGerald
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Michael Lee
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
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Richard Nourse
Greencoat Capital
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Dan Thompson
Ernst & Young
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Jennifer Hoopes
Foreside Financial Group
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​David Allen
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Bryon Lake
JP Morgan
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Pinar Emirdag
State Street
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Dave Tighe
Bank of Ireland
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Ranesh Ramanathan
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Peter Stapleton
Maples & Calder
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Eoin Motherway
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