6th Annual UK Symposium
The Irish Funds 6th Annual UK Symposium will be taking place on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
Kindly sponsored by Temenos
MC: Vanora Madigan, DMS
Brian Forrester, Deloitte, Chairperson, Irish Funds
Derville Rowland, Central Bank of Ireland
- Dearbhail McDonald, Independent News & Media
- Barney Reynolds, Shearman & Sterling
- John McGrane, British and Irish Chamber of Commerce
Dara Harrington, Arthur Cox
Nick Miller, FCA
Kindly sponsored by Maples & Calder
Barry O'Connor, Matheson
- Karen Dennehy, Blackrock
- Lorena Dunne, William Fry
- Lorraine Lyons, AQMetrics
- Tunde Banjoko, Making the Leap
- Sarah Crabb, Simmons & Simmons
- Dr Philip O'Reilly, University College Cork
- Kenji Steven, Epoch Partners
- Arnaud Misset, Caceis
- Nadine Chakar, Manulife
- Deirdre O’Reilly, Independent Director
- Rachit Gupta, ISS
- Conor Hoey, Gemini Capital
- Martin Vogel, MDO
- Joseph Gavin, ByrneWallace
- Laura Wadding, Deloitte
- Sandra Carlisle, HSBC Global Asset Management
- Louise Dudley, Hermes
- Meryam Omi, LGIM
- Anastasia Guha, UN PRI
- Eoin Fahy, KBI
Chris Hare, HSBC Global Banking and Markets
Kindly sponsored by Walkers
- Marc Knowles, KPMG
- Henry Reece, Susquehanna
- Fearghal Woods, JP Morgan
- Axel Lomholt, Vanguard
- Howie Li, LGIM
- Ken Owens, PwC
- Joseph El Gharib, Amundi Services
- Imelda Shine, Intertrust
- Pierre-Yves S. Rahari, AlgoMe Consulting
- Cillian Bredin, Dillon Eustace
Pat Lardner, Irish Funds
As an Associate Director within the on boarding division of DMS Investment Management Services (Europe) Limited, Vanora manages a portfolio of clients, assisting with the design and implementation of internal controls and operating procedures associated with the on boarding of new clients and offers them corporate governance advice and support.
Vanora brings with her a background in both legal and client relationship management with over six years spent at Fidelity Worldwide Investment in Dublin, servicing corporates, banks, pension funds and financial institutions. Prior to joining DMS she worked as a stockbroker with Cantor Fitzgerald and as part of the Investment Management team at Lehman Brothers. She is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, a Chairperson of the Irish Funds Communications and Publications Working Group and a member of the 100 Women in Finance, Dublin steering committee
Brian is a Partner in the Financial Services Audit team at Deloitte. His primary expertise is in the delivery of audit and advisory services to clients in the investment management industry. Brian has over 18 years experience in the area and has worked in three key investment management jurisdictions, namely Ireland, the Channel Islands and Grand Cayman. Brian has led a number of risk and operational reviews across the sector and has extensive experience of due diligence projects for large transactions.
Derville Rowland was appointed Director General (Financial Conduct) in the Central Bank of Ireland on 1 September 2017 and is responsible for consumer protection, securities and markets supervision, enforcement and policy and risk. Derville is a member of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA).
Prior to this appointment, Derville was the Director of Enforcement in the Central Bank, where she established and developed the Enforcement Directorate. Previous to this, Derville gained extensive litigation and regulatory experience while practising law at the bar and working as in-house regulatory counsel.
Derville is a qualified barrister having being called to the bar in 1996 (Inns of Court School of Law; Inner Temple) and subsequently in 2003 (Kings Inns Dublin).
A global Eisenhower Fellow, the journalist, author, motivational speaker and broadcaster is the 2017 recipient of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media. A Dublin City University Special Alumni Achievement honoree, and an Irish Tatler’s Media Woman of the Year, Dearbhail serves on the board of Fighting Words, Ireland’s national creative writing centre for children and young adults.
A director and trustee of the St Stephen's Green Trust, Dearbhail is also a member of the External Advisory Board of Maynooth University Department of Law.
She holds an LL.B (Law) from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters Degree in Journalism from Dublin City University.
Managing Director is the Head of Human Resources for Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA). She is a member of the EMEA Executive Committee, the EMEA Operating Committee, the EMEA Risk and Controls Committee, and the EMEA Compensation Committee. Ms. Dennehy also chairs the EMEA Human Capital Committee. Ms. Dennehy joined BlackRock in 2006 as a Global HR Relationship Manager, leading the team of HR Relationship Managers providing support to the Corporate and Business Operations Groups.
Previously, Ms. Dennehy was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where she provided HR relationship management to the Fixed Income Sales and Trading teams. Previously, Ms. Dennehy was a Vice President of Human Resources at Morgan Stanley, and also held positions within Human Resources at American Express, PepsiCo, and the Olsten Corporation. Ms. Dennehy began her career with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. Dennehy earned a Master's Degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University in 1993, and a Bachelor of Arts with dual majors in Political Science and History, magna cum laude, from Pace University in 1989.
Lorena is a London-based Partner in William Fry's Asset Management & Investment Funds Department with significant experience in advising a range of leading international asset managers on all matters connected with the establishment and ongoing operation of UCITS and alternative investment funds in Ireland.
Lorena is a member of the 100 Women in Finance (100WF), Dublin steering committee and led coordination of the recent high profile launch of 100WF's NextGen Dublin initiative, which focuses on supporting the career development of women with up to 10 years' experience in the finance industry.
Professor Philip O’Reilly is Professor of Fintech and Information Systems at Cork University Business School, University College Cork (UCC). Philip is the Founding Director of the Statestreet EMEA Advanced Technology Centre at UCC.
Philip's research focuses on the transformative power of emerging information systems on Financial Services. His work has been published in leading journals in the information systems field including the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS) and Information Technology and People (IT&P). Furthermore, his work has been presented at the leading information systems conferences in the world.
In 2011, Philip received the Stafford Beer Medal in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory and practice of Information Systems (IS) from the Operational Research (OR) Society at an Awards Ceremony which took place at the Royal Society, London.
Philip has been invited to deliver keynotes and workshops by numerous multinational companies and at leading practitioner events worldwide. Philip is a Senior Cutter Consultant, being a member of an elite group of 100 international leading experts, and presents regularly to leading international bodies on Fintech. Among others, he has presented to the Board of the Federal Reserve, Washington and the board of the Federation of International Banks in Ireland on Fintech. The impact of Philip’s research on industry is illustrated in the fact that since 2017, Philip has secured direct industry cash commitments of €4m to support his research.
Kenji has been an entrepreneur, investor and innovator in the financial services sector for more than 20 years, primarily focused on new business development, investment management, structuring, corporate governance, and marketing. Kenji's companies have raised and managed over $2 billion from leading banks, institutional investors and high net worth clients into almost 50 investment entities on his watch. Kenji currently sits on several investment committees and services institutional and retail clients in three areas: funds (pension funds, hedge funds, fund-of-funds and fund administration), private markets (venture capital and private equity) and structured products.
Arnaud joined CACEIS in 2011 as the Group’s Head of Products. Before joining CACEIS, Arnaud was a director at PwC and Eurogroup Consulting. Specialising in the banking sector, he worked on numerous projects ranging from IT projects to strategic development issues for both securities and retail banks.
Arnaud holds a Master’s degree in Risk Management from the HEC Business School in Paris as well as a degree in International Business Law from Paris V University.
Deirdre O’Reilly has extensive financial services and capital markets experience through her experience as an auditor; an advisor on transactions (flotations and mergers & acquisitions); a supervisor in the investment firms and funds supervision division of the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) and as a policy advisor to the Deputy Governor of Financial Regulation in the CBI. Acting as a supervisor to MIFID authorised firms and various service providers to funds, Ms O’Reilly gained an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements for the investment fund and firm sector along with governance, oversight and control expertise. Ms O’Reilly is a course presenter on the Diploma in management of Governance & Compliance in the Irish Management Institute (NFQ Level 9). More recently, Ms O’Reilly has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of a number of Irish domiciled financial service providers. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Ms O’Reilly qualified from PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, Ms O’Reilly is a qualified financial advisor (QFA) with the Institute of Banking and has completed the Diploma in Financial Services Law in the Law Society of Ireland.
Conor Hoey is the Head of Sales and Relationship Management for GemCap. Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin (1992), Conor joined Prudential Corporation in London as a graduate trainee and worked in a range of areas from UK sales and marketing to Corporate Strategy, being a key part of the team that set up the UK’s first Internet Bank, Egg, in 1998. He then worked in Investment Consultancy for Bacon & Woodrow, advising asset managers on DC pension strategies and The UK Financial Services Authority on investment performance.
He joined Mellon Bank in 2000 and headed up their UK and Irish Sales and Relationship team in the Fund Administration sector, thereby having his first foray into the Irish funds sector.
Following a short spell as a Director at Capita PLC in the mid-2000s, he joined Royal Bank of Canada in 2008 and headed up their Sales and Relationship team in the UK, in particular focusing on growing RBC’s business in Ireland.
Having lived in the UK from 1992, Conor moved back to Dublin with his family in August 2015. Conor is a holder of the Investment Management Certificate and is a Certified Investment Fund Director with the Irish Institute of Banking.
Martin Vogel is a Swiss attorney-at-law and an alumni of IMD and INSEAD. After having worked as a lawyer specialized in the areas of banking and finance law, he joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in 1996, where his most recent role was Managing Director and Member of the Executive Management Committee of Julius Baer Asset Management in Zurich. He left the Julius Baer Group in 2008 to pursue his own professional career. Martin is currently CEO, Board Member and large shareholder of MDO Management Company, one of the largest independent substance and service providers for Luxembourg investment funds. Martin is also active in diverse fund associations and a regular speaker at international fund conferences.
Laura is a Director in the Irish firm’s Risk and Regulation team, within the Risk Advisory Department, specialising in Conduct Risk and Regulatory Compliance.
Laura has 20 years’ experience in financial services. Prior to joining Deloitte, Laura worked with a fund service provider for almost 11 years, during which time she managed two functional areas, namely Compliance and Investor Services, and lead several company and group wide initiatives within the organisation, including the development of AML policies and procedures, the application of domestic tax reporting requirements and the development and implementation of a FATCA service for reporting financial institutions in several jurisdictions.
Laura held previous roles in the areas of investor services and compliance and holds a Degree in Law from the Dublin Institute of Technology and a Diploma in Compliance from the Institute of Bankers.
Laura currently chairs the Irish Funds Operational Steering Group, with responsibility for coordinating the efforts of 8 working groups – AML, Transfer Agency, Regulatory Reporting, Legal, Depository, Financial Reporting, Heads of Operations and Internal Audit. Laura plays an active role in the development of industry initiatives, and has been at the forefront of regulatory developments in the financial services sector, in particular, the development of the Investor Money Regulations for fund service providers, the evolving Anti-Money Laundering landscape and the regulatory expectations around Outsourcing.
Since joining Deloitte, Laura has worked with Banks, Insurance, Fund Administration and Wealth Management firms on a number of large regulatory projects with a focus on key areas such as AML, IMR, MiFID, Consumer Protection, and several Conduct Risk framework style reviews, including the Tracker Mortgage Examination. Laura has also helped clients to prepare their governance and risk management submissions to the CBI for approval in advance of Brexit related restructuring.
Sandra Carlisle has been head of the responsible investment specialist team in London since 2017. Sandra joined HSBC in 2017 and has been working in the industry since 1986. Previously, Sandra was head of responsible investment at Newton Investment Management in London. Before this, she spent several years at F&C Investments and Citi, where she set up and ran the sustainable and responsible investment team in global markets and the European equity sales team respectively. Prior to Citi, Sandra worked for Deutsche Bank in Paris and London as a European equity specialist and for JPMorgan Chase in London and New York as part of the sovereign debt restructuring team. Sandra is a recognised industry spokeswoman, an elected board member of the PRI, and a visiting business fellow at the Oxford Smith School for the Environment.
Louise joined Hermes in March 2009 in the Hermes EOS team, transferring to work on the Global Equities strategy later that year. She fulfils the role of ESG specialist and champions responsible asset management within the team. Prior to Hermes she worked for Coca Cola in Australia. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Durham in 2007 specialising in Design, Manufacture and Management.
Meryam is responsible for developing sustainability engagement programmes, integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into the investment process and creating responsible investment product solutions.
Meryam has over 13 years of investment experience in asset management companies, starting her career as a business proposal writer for fixed income funds. She joined LGIM in 2008 to set up a business proposal team and project managed various business initiatives across a wide range of products and capabilities. After completing an MSc in Environmental Decision Making, she joined the Corporate Governance team in 2010 to establish the engagement programme on environmental and social topics as LGIM signed up to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and the UK Stewardship Code.
Since then, she has led several projects to embed sustainability and corporate governance aspects into the investment offerings. She has carried out sector/theme specific engagements on key sustainability topics, such as green finance, water and corporate tax policy. She has more recently led the launch of Future World Fund and Climate Impact Pledge, which is a commitment to engage and act on climate change on behalf of all the clients’ assets LGIM represents.
Anastasia joined in PRI in 2011. She is responsible for the UK and Ireland network. Prior to her current role, she has held a number of positions at the PRI including in signatory communications, as a strategic advisor across all content and as the Head of Australasia. Previously, Anastasia worked in communications at Euromoney Institutional Investor and Fidelity International. She also has a background in journalism including working as a features writer and editor for various publications. Anastasia holds a BSc in Economics and Applied Statistics (Ferguson College, India) and MA in International Political Economy (Warwick).
Eoin has been with KBI since 1988, and has been Chief Economist of the firm since 1990. He was also appointed Head of Responsible Investing in 2014. He is involved with various Responsible Investing organisations including the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), the US Social Investing Forum, SIF Ireland and CDP Ireland among others. He was appointed by the Irish Government to be a board member of Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) in 2001 and also to be a member of the Commission on Taxation in 2008. He is a frequent contributor to Irish and international media.
Fearghal Woods is Managing Director and Head of EMEA Product Management for Fund Administration including JPMorgan ETF services. Fearghal has been involved in the ETF business for over 15 years and has been involved in the operational design and launch of new ETF structures including both physical and synthetic platforms.
Fearghal has over 25 years experience working in the Investment Funds sector in both Ireland and Luxembourg. Fearghal has previously worked in State Street and Bank of Ireland Securities Services. Most recently Fearghal was Director & Head of Product Management for Northern Trust supporting the Global Fund Services business.
Fearghal holds a MBA with Distinction in Business Administration from the University of Wales Trinity St David.
Axel Lomholt is a principal and head of ETFs for Vanguard International. In this role he is responsible for ETF strategy and overseeing Vanguard’s ETF activities outside of the US. He joined Vanguard in January 2013 and served as head of Product for Vanguard International prior to his current role. Axel is the Chairman of the Vanguard (Ireland) Ltd. Board.
Before joining Vanguard, Axel spent six years with BlackRock where he was head of product for iShares in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He helped establish the index business as head of global indexing at HSBC Global Asset Management in London prior to joining BlackRock.
Axel holds a BSc in finance from Cass Business School and an MSc in finance from University of Reading.
Howie Li is the Head of ETFs at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) where he leads the development and growth of their ETF business. Howie and the Canvas ETF team joined LGIM from ETF Securities after the successful acquisition of the Canvas ETF business which completed in March 2018. During his time at ETF Securities for almost 10 years, Howie was most recently the CEO of Canvas after holding other positions including Head of Legal and Co-Head of Canvas. Prior to that, Howie trained and worked at Simmons & Simmons in London advising the hedge fund industry. Howie holds a LLB from the University of Leeds and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.
Imelda Shine is the Managing Director of Intertrust Management Ireland Limited and was responsible for successfully establishing and growing Intertrust's business in Ireland. In her role as Managing Director with Intertrust Management Ireland, Imelda works with clients and business partners to provide tailored corporate administration services to a wide variety of structures established by multinational corporates, private equity funds, investment banks, asset managers, aviation leasing companies and alternative investment funds. Imelda sits on the boards of SPVs engaged in structured finance, aviation leasing and finance, as well as a range of corporate and holding companies in the intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, technology and energy space.
Pierre-Yves S. Rahari is the co-Founder of AlgoMe Consulting, a London-based consultancy firm specializing in the asset management sector. AlgoMe Consulting helps asset management firms and service providers navigate the key challenges related to strategic positioning, business transformation, shifting investor demands, innovation and new regulations in an increasingly complex market environment:
Pierre-Yves brings over 20 years of experience from the financial services industry. Prior to AlgoMe Consulting, he oversaw the investor services function for PIMCO in EMEA. Before that, he was responsible for the operations relationship management function at Morgan Stanley, covering their Luxembourg- and Dublin-based funds business. He also held a number of client services and project management roles, and was associated with Franklin Templeton Investments, RBC Dexia and Scottish Equitable International.
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.
Rachit Gupta (MBA) is a Vice President within the governance research team at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). ISS provides a broad suite of responsible investment solutions, which includes providing corporate governance research and proxy voting services to institutional investors to manage their governance risk.
Rachit is the Deputy Head of UK research coverage at ISS and also leads the smaller companies research - including investment funds research. His corporate governance expertise is regularly solicited within the financial services sector. He advises on the development of ISS’ corporate governance and voting policies and carries out engagement with companies.
He has around 10 years’ experience in analysing governance standards of companies listed across various indices. He has covered companies listed on US, UK, Australian and South African markets: and has viewed the evolution of the governance debate since the financial crisis with keen interest.
Barry O'Connor is a partner in the Asset Management Department at Matheson. He advises many of the world's investment managers with respect to Irish domiciled investment funds and management companies. In particular, Barry has extensive experience with respect to money market funds. According to the latest Monterey figures, Matheson currently advises over 45% of Irish money market funds by AUM and Barry has advised each of them on MMF reform. Barry sits on the Irish Funds Money Market Fund Working Group and has been heavily involved in its work to date on MMF reform.
Barnabas Reynolds is head of the global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group at Shearman & Sterling. He advises the full range of market participants on their businesses in the London and European markets. His practice focuses on financial regulation and legal risk management, including in the context of cross-border legal, regulatory and insolvency regimes. Barnabas has advised various governments around the world on establishing new financial centres and has helped them draft technical regulations, policies and legislation reflecting international best practice as well as catering for local cultures. He led the team advising Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) on its establishment as a world-class international financial centre in the UAE.
Tunde Banjoko OBE, is Making The Leap’s Chief Executive and Founder. The organisation is an inspirational youth & social mobility charity that makes a positive impact for thousands of young people every year. In 2017, he founded the UK Social Mobility Awards, an initiative to further advance social mobility as a priority for large employers. He is involved in mentoring young people and is passionate about equality issues. He has an MSc in Urban Regeneration from UCL, was awarded an OBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, is Chair of an education charity that supports children in Africa and is a Trustee of a multi-academy schools trust.
Sarah is a Managing Associate in the Financial Services group in London. She is an investment funds specialist and her practice includes the establishment, structuring, maintenance and restructuring of both hedge and private funds (liquid and illiquid assets) in a variety of jurisdictions.
Sarah acts for some of the largest and best known managers in the UK and Europe. She also regularly advises asset management clients on the impact of regulatory issues.
Sarah is a member of the core team dedicated to start-up hedge fund work. The team is behind Simmons & Simmons LaunchPlus: US to UK - the firm’s online resource for US-based fund managers launching in the UK.
Sarah is a regular speaker in our Hedge Funds Vista webinar series. She is also a member of the firm’s Brexit team
Chris Hare joined HSBC’s European Economics team in May 2017, and covers pan-European and UK issues. Before joining HSBC, Chris spent two years working as a UK and global economist at an international investment bank. Prior to that, Chris worked for five years in the UK forecasting division at the Bank of England, where he helped to produce the MPC’s economic forecasts, while providing briefings on the economic outlook. He earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Ken is PwC Ireland’s Asset and Wealth Management Advisory Leader.
Ken has been a Partner in the Asset Management Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2001 and has been with PwC for 28 years.
During a 17 year career as partner Ken worked with a range of global asset managers who were using Ireland as a location for the establishment and/or servicing of UCITS funds, hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, ETFs, money market funds, private equity funds.
Ken is involved with numerous industry working groups and technical committees and currently chairs the Irish Funds (Industry Association) Brexit Steering Group.
Joseph El Gharib has been appointed in July 2018 as head of Amundi Services activities, a new strategic business line within Amundi focusing on opening technology and services to asset managers and investors. Joseph is well versed to the fund and asset servicing industry. He spent the last 18 years as a consultant and then partner in various management and technology consulting companies (KPMG, DXC, Capco) where he headed investment management practices. Besides global business development activities, Joseph worked on large transformation projects around Europe, from operating models evolutions, to technology transformations, to regulatory and market infrastructure change. Joseph holds a PhD degree in applied mathematics from the Polytechnic School in Paris and an engineering degree from the Lebanese University in Beirut.
Henry joined Susquehanna in 2007 as a market maker on the commodities desk. In January 2009, Henry moved over to run the ETF sales trading team, developing Susquehanna’s European client-base which spans a wide range of institutional counterparties across the continent. Having spent 10 years at Susquehanna’s European HQ in Dublin, Henry is now based at the firm’s UK branch in London.
John McGrane is Director General of The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, a private sector organisation which he co-founded in 2011 to represent businesses with interests in the two islands and their economies. He is a retired financial services professional having completed a 40 year career with the Royal Bank of Scotland / Ulster Bank Group in Ireland. His career has spanned substantial initiatives in the enterprise and corporate sectors, both indigenous and foreign direct investment. He is Founder of NSI Technology, a tech start-up which helps Not For Profits become Not For Losses. He is a Board Director at Dublin Chamber of Commerce and a number of charities.
Nick Miller is head of the Asset Management Department within the Investment, Wholesale & Specialist Supervision Division at the Financial Conduct Authority. In this role, Nick is responsible for the FCA’s oversight of over 3,000 firms across the asset management and custody bank sectors. Previously, Nick was head of the EU & Global Department, responsible for managing the FCA's strategic relationships with counterpart regulators and other stakeholders throughout Europe and globally. He was also responsible for the FCA’s strategy in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
Prior to joining the regulator, Nick was Executive Director and Head of Public Policy, EMEA at Morgan Stanley, where he spent four and a half years. He previously worked in a government relations role at Thomson Reuters and as a trade policy expert at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He holds an MSc in Finance from the London Business School and an MA in European Politics from the College of Europe in Belgium. He holds a BA in Modern European Studies from University College London (UCL).
Cillian Bredin is a Partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Team of Dillon Eustace in Dublin and is a specialist in investment funds, advising clients on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters. Cillian acts for a number of UCITS, AIFs, UCITS Management Companies AIFMs and Super ManCos across a broad range of jurisdictions. Cillian is a member of the Brexit Team in Dillon Eustace and advised one of the UK’s largest asset managers on what was one of the first Brexit related Super ManCo authorisations issued by the Central Bank. Cillian’s international experience includes secondments to the legal department of a major US asset manager client based in London and to the Dillon Eustace Cayman Islands office. Cillian has lectured on investment fund matters at the Law Society of Ireland and is also a member of the Irish Funds Money Market Funds (“MMF”) Working Group who are working directly with the Central Bank of Ireland to oversee the transition of money market funds under the MMFR. Cillian has also been quoted in numerous industry publications including The Financial Times, Funds Europe and Finance Dublin.
In her current capacity as Global Head of Operations for Global Wealth and Asset Management, Nadine oversees a network of more than 2,500 employees who focus on meeting the needs individual and institutional customers around the globe. Nadine also serves as the executive sponsor of Global WAM’s Global Optimization (GO) Program, a strategic transformation initiative that continues to advance Manulife’s technology and digital expertise. She is a member of the Global WAM Executive Team and Manulife’s Global Leadership Team.
Nadine joined Manulife in 2016 with accountability for the global operations of the Investment Division, including on-balance sheet assets, Manulife Asset Management and affiliated wealth management clients. In conjunction with the creation of Global WAM, Nadine’s mandate has expanded to include the operations teams from John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, and the John Hancock Group of Funds, along with Group Retirement Solutions, and Wealth and Securities Services (Canada).
Prior to joining Manulife, Nadine led the global asset servicing teams for BNY Mellon, acting as global head of financial institutions then as head of eCommerce, strategy and research, and financial market infrastructure. While with BNY, she spent time in a number of international offices including Boston, Amsterdam, London and New York. Nadine began her career in Global Operations at State Street.
Nadine graduated from Boston University with a BA in Economics.
Joe Gavin is partner and Head of Financial Services at ByrneWallace. With over 30 years’ financial services experience in Ireland, Europe and the United States, Joe advises clients on a broad range of regulatory and compliance issues which may affect their business. His expertise ranges from setting up funds to debt structures, advising on creditors' rights to coordinating high court applications, structuring to restructurings and enforcements including liquidations. In 2016, Joe returned to private practice setting up a financial services practice at ByrneWallace, where he advises clients on a wide range of financial services transactions and financial regulation matters. Between 2010 and 2015, Joe was the first person appointed as General Counsel to the Central Bank of Ireland, following the merger of IFSRA. Between 1995 and 2010, Joe set-up and led the Financial Services practice at a top tier Dublin law firm. Prior to 1995, Joe he trained a US banking lawyer at Bingham, Dana, & Gould in Boston and as a solicitor at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin.
Marc has 17 years of experience in the ETF industry, much of that spent at iShares where he was one of the first hires into the European Business. At iShares Marc held senior positions across a broad range of functions including, product management, product development, operations, third party supplier management, capital markets and distribution. More recently Marc led the launch of BMO Asset Management’s European ETF platform and range of ETFs in Europe. Marc now leads the ETF practice for KPMG LLP (UK), where he works with firms across the ETF eco-system, helping them develop and implement effective ETF strategy.
At AQMetrics Lorraine heads up strategic business development. Her keys to success are working in partnership with clients, inclusive thinking and life long learning. Prior to her position at AQMetrics, she worked at IBM’s European Digital Sales Centre as part of the Inside Sales software group.
Lorraine holds an MSc in IT Management, H.Dip Youth Work and Community Development and a BA from Maynooth University. Currently Lorraine is undertaking a postgraduate higher diploma in Financial Technology at Dublin Business School.