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Irish Funds 8th Annual UK Symposium (In-person event)

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The Irish Funds 8th Annual UK Symposium will be taking place on Thursday, 11 November 2021.

etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX
11 November 2021
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8:30 - Breakfast
9:40 - Welcome Remarks

Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds

- ​Introductions and MC

Sarah Bradley, Grant Thornton

9:50 - Irish Government Address

Minister Michael McGrath, TD. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

10:05 - Keynote Address

Strategic Outlook For The European Fund Management Industry

Jonathan Lipkin, Director, Policy, Strategy and Research, The Investment Association

10:25 - Regulators Panel Discussion

Key Areas of Focus

Moderator: Eve Finn, LGIM


  • Gerry Cross, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Jonathan Lipkin, The Investment Association
  • Nick Miller, FCA
11:00 - ​Coffee Break

Kindly sponsored by Universal Investment 

11:30 - Keynote Address

Diversity & Inclusion  Living and working with Autism

Oliver Etienne, HSBC

11:50 - Panel Discussion

ESG – What do investors want?

Moderator: Paul Stillabower, RBC Investor & Treasury Services


  • Andrew Alabaster, BlackRock
  • Teni Ekundare, FAIRR
  • Sonali Siriwardena, Morgan Stanley
12:25 - Panel Discussion

Trends and Opportunities in Private Equity and the ILP – What’s next?

Moderator: Andrea Lennon, Crestbridge


  • Vanora Madigan, Waystone
  • Byron Griffin, Deloitte
  • Nick Blake-Knox, Walkers
13:00 - Lunch

Kindly sponsored by Equiom 

Equiom (Guernsey) Limited | We Are Guernsey

14:00 - Interview

Talking Tough On The Green – Investors’ Roadmap To Net Zero

Marie E. Dzanis, Head of Asset Management, EMEA, Northern Trust Asset Management

Interviewer: Valeria Dinershteyn, Northern Trust Asset Management

14:25 - Panel Discussion

Ireland  The Gateway for Growth

Moderator: Sarah McNamara, Intertrust


  • Colin Farrell, PwC
  • Katie Thurston, IDA Ireland
  • Paul Sullivan, Funding Circle
15:00 - Coffee Break
15:30 - Presentation

      How is technology and social change driving transformation in wealth management in 2022 and beyond?

      A presentation on the latest research from ESI ThoughtLab that assesses the impact of shifts in technology and social change on the expectations of investors around the world. This global study also takes an in-depth look at the how leading wealth management firms are adapting to these changes to ensure that their businesses are prepared for this new future.

      Michael Harris, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

15:50 - ​Panel Discussion

Distribution Success Stories – Driving growth through Irish funds

Moderator: Marion Mellett, William Fry


  • Marcus Kuntz, Universal Investment.
  • Frank Paone, Lord Abbett
  • Alexandre Pini, Carnegie Fund Services
16:25 - Closing Remarks

Kieran Fox, Director of Business Development, Irish Funds

16:30 - Drinks Reception

Kindly sponsored by Crestbridge 

Crestbridge | Citywealth Leaders List

18:00 - Event Concludes
Pat Lardner
Irish Funds
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Sarah Bradley
Grant Thornton
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Michael McGrath
Irish Government
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Jonathan Lipkin
The Investment Association (IA)
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Eve Finn
LGIM Ireland
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Gerry Cross
Central Bank of Ireland
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Nick Miller
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Oliver Etienne
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Paul Stillabower
RBC Investor & Treasury Services
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Andy Alabaster
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Teni Ekundare
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Sonali Siriwardena
Morgan Stanley
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Andrea Lennon
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Vanora Madigan
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Byron Griffin
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Nick Blake-Knox
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Marie Dzanis
Northern Trust Asset Management
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Valeria Dinershteyn
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Sarah McNamara
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Colin Farrell
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Katie Thurston
IDA Ireland
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Paul Sullivan
Funding Circle
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Michael Harris
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Marion Mellett
William Fry
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Kimberly LaPointe
PGIM Investments
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Frank Paone
Lord Abbett
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Alexandre Pini
Carnegie Fund Services
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Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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