Annual Global Funds Conference 2019
The Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference is a highlight in the international funds industry calendar and attracts a wide range of participants from across the international investment funds community. The conference brings together prominent industry speakers to discuss current issues and challenges facing the industry and will include thought-provoking and informative presentations, keynote talks and panel discussions from internationally respected industry experts.
The event provides a prime opportunity to hear and discuss the latest views and industry updates in addition to networking with peers in a collaborative and stimulating environment. The theme of the conference is “The Future of Funds – Evolution or Revolution?" See the agenda tab further below for more information on topics to be covered on the day.
A Golf Day precedes the Conference on Wednesday 22 May (see here) and a half-day Distribution Workshop is held on the morning of Friday 24 May.
Registration is now open:
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- Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds
- Andy O’Callaghan, PwC
- Victoria Brown, Aberdeen Standard Investments
- David Greco, Fidelity International
- Charles Rizzo, John Hancock
- Glenn Thorpe, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Ed Sibley, Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, CBI
- Mary O'Dea, Institute of Banking
- Evert Van Walsum, ESMA
- Nick Miller, FCA
- Tanguy Van De Werve, EFAMA
- Martina Kelly, CBI
Richard Susskind, OBE, author of “The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts”
- Neil Sands, Fox Design Thinking
- Dr Susan McKeever, Technological University Dublin, School of Computer Science
- Richard Susskind OBE, Author
- Marie Dzanis, Northern Trust Asset Management
Andrew McDowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Peter Branner, CIO APG Asset Management
FinTech and Artificial Intelligence
- Kate Webber, Calastone
- Lior Yogev, FundGuard
- Olivia Vinden, Alpha FMC
- Rachel Howick, Citi
- Miroslav Petrov, Fortia Financial Solutions
- Hugh Callaghan, EY
- Nicola O'Connor, AIB
- Michael Gubbins, Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau
- Hem Pant, JP Morgan
- Rachel Turner, BNY Mellon
- Will Oulton, First State Investments
- Elizabeth Gilliam, Invesco
- Meaghan Muldoon, Blackrock
- Jaakko Kooroshy, FTSE Russell
The Future of Fund Distribution
- Paul Price, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
- Lory Kehoe, Consensys
- Henning Swabey, Calastone
- FinTech and Artificial Intelligence
- ESG Investing
- The Future of Fund Distribution
- Deborah Hutton, Eversheds Sutherland
- Prof. Federico Fabbrini, Brexit Institute DCU
- Senator Neale Richmond, Fine Gael
- Chris Cummings, The Investment Association
- Eve Finn, LGIM Ireland
Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds
Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. Having worked on legal technology for over 30 years, his main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers.
In 2011, Richard succeeded Lord Saville as President of the Society for Computers and Law. In the same year he became Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at Oxford University. Since 2009, he has also been a Visiting Professor in Internet Studies at the OII.
A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Richard has been the IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales since 1998. He is the first Honorary Professor of Gresham College in London and the co-founder of the Centre for Law, Computers and Technology at the Law School of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
He has written and edited numerous best-selling books, including “The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services” (2008), “Tomorrow’s Lawyers” (2013), and most recently, co-authored with Daniel Susskind, “The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts” (2015). Having written around 150 columns for The Times, his work has been translated into 10 languages.
Andrew McDowell joined the European Investment Bank as Vice President in September 2016, and has responsibility for energy and agriculture lending, economics and institutional relations with 10 European and 15 Asian countries. He is the first Irish member of the bank’s Management Committee for 12 years.
Prior to joining the European Investment Bank, Andrew McDowell was Economic Advisor to the Taoiseach, Ireland’s Prime Minister, since 2011. He has 20 years of experience in economic policy and public service management. Prior to working for the Taoiseach, Andrew was Chief Economist at the Irish business development agency, Forfás, and European Deputy Editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He holds an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and studied at John Hopkins University and University College Dublin.
Peter Branner is Chief Investment Officer of APG Asset Management (APG). In this role he is responsible for the overall investment operations and optimization of long term and responsible returns in line with the APG strategy. APG is the largest pension delivery organization in the Netherlands and manages €500 billion in pension assets. APG ensures that over 4.5 million people can be confident that their accrued pension rights are being invested, administered, and paid out correctly.
Mr. Branner has more than 30 years of investment experience. Before joining APG Asset Management, he was CEO/CIO of SEB Investment Management in Sweden. He was responsible for the overall investment process at the firm and its broad range of institutional mandates and mutual funds covering all major asset classes and more than €100 billion in AUM. He was a member of the investment committees for Private Equity as well as Micro Finance activities.
Previously, Mr. Branner was Chief Investment Officer of Fortis Investments’ Multi Management Division based in London. Before this, he served as Managing Director of IKANO Fund Management in Luxembourg and held other investment positions within the IKANO Group. Branner was also the Investment Director at a major bank in Denmark, where he started his career in 1987.
Mr. Branner graduated from Copenhagen Business School with a BSc in economics, a MSc in economics and a graduate diploma in business administration. From 2008 to 2018 Peter served on the board of first SIFA - the Swedish Investment Fund Association, and later EFAMA - the European Fund & Asset Management Association. He currently has a seat on the advisory board of the Brandes Institute in San Diego since 2003.
Victoria Brown is Managing Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland Limited, which was authorised as a MiFID investment firm by the Central Bank of Ireland during December 2018 and is sponsor of Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Brexit program. She has worked for ASI for 19 years in a number of different capacities, starting her career with ASI as a graduate trainee. She was responsible for establishing and running ASI's Luxembourg Management Company between 2006 and 2013.
David has over twenty-five years global experience working in the Financial Services Industry and has been with Fidelity International for the last thirteen years.
Currently David is Global Head of Asset Management Operations for Fidelity International based in Dublin, Ireland. In this role he leads an organization that supports operational processing for over $400 billion in assets under management. David is also responsible for the management of the Ireland site which includes more than 400 employees working in asset management operations, product, compliance, risk, legal, treasury, technology and client services. In this capacity, David is responsible for building the long term strategy for the Ireland site, continually evaluating the portfolio of work in line with the overall strategy of the firm, building a motivated workforce and representing Fidelity International in the Irish market.
Previously, David was Head of Investment Services & Fund Accounting for Asia Pacific and Head of Japan Operations & Services based in Hong Kong from 2011 to July 2016. In this capacity he had responsibility for a number of functional areas, covering six countries, including an offshore servicing team located in Dalian, China.
From 2007 to 2011, he worked for FIL Investments Limited based in Tokyo, Japan as Head of Investment Administration – Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for a range of activities including Fund Accounting, Investment Operations and Project Management. Prior to this he worked for three years in the UK as a Director in Investment Administration.
Before joining Fidelity International he spent eight years with Deutsche Asset Management in the US as Vice President of Investment Accounting, and for the period between 1986 and 1995 David worked for Fidelity Investments in Boston in a number of roles within Fund Accounting, Fund Operations and Audit.
David holds an MBA from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.
Charles, in his role as Chief Operations Officer of the America’s and EMEA, has direct responsibility for the operations support of all U.S. Mutual Funds and UCITS Funds. He also provides business oversight for all other John Hancock Investment and Manulife Financial Asset Management comingled funds and separately managed accounts.
He currently leads the Global Fund Administration and Transfer Agent teams providing technical, operational and record keeping services.
Charles has 30 years of investment company industry experience and joined John Hancock in June 2007. Before this, Charles was Vice President and Manager, Global Product Services, at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. In this role, Charles was responsible for Goldman’s U.S. registered mutual funds and bank collective trust products.
For eight years, Charles was a Managing Director at Deutsche Asset Management and Scudder Investments, where he worked as department head for fund administration, and provided treasury oversight for all mutual funds. Charles began his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP in the Boston and Baltimore offices and was with the firm for 12 years.
Charles is actively involved with the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and currently serves on the Risk Management Committee and Security Lending Working Group. He also serves on ICI’s International Operations Advisory Committee.
Charles is the Co-Chair of the Bentley University Department of Accountancy Advisory Committee.
Mary O’Dea is Chief Executive of the Institute of Banking. Mary joined the Institute in April 2018 from the Central Bank of Ireland where she was Director of Securities and Markets Supervision. Prior to that she spent six years in Washington DC, first as Alternative Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and then as Ireland’s representative at the World Bank. Mary previously held several Director roles with the Central Bank of Ireland, including Director of Financial Operations and Consumer Director. In 2009, she was Acting Chief Executive of the Financial Regulator.
Throughout her career at the Central Bank, Mary held senior leadership positions across central banking (central bank payments and settlements, central bank investment portfolio), regulator (stockbroking, investment funds, banking), consumer protection (consumer protection codes and consumer information) and economics (economic forecasting).
Mary is a Non-Executive Director of Euronext Dublin.
Mary is passionate about leadership and teams, using a coaching style of leadership and building trust to unlock potential in others. She is a high energy, authentic leader who enjoys inspiring others and being inspired by them.
Evert van Walsum started his career in banking in the Netherlands. After that period, he proceeded his career in supervision and regulation at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), where he worked in various roles as a policy officer and as supervisor, in the markets area and in the field of consumer protection.
His last position at the AFM was head of the Capital Markets Division. At ESMA, Evert is Head of the Investors and Issuers Department, responsible for the areas of investor protection, asset management, CRA policy, securitisations, corporate finance and corporate reporting.
Evert has studied at the University of Amsterdam and at INSEAD Fontainebleau.
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).
Martina Kelly is Head of Markets Policy Division within the Policy & Risk Directorate of the Central Bank of Ireland. In that capacity, Martina is responsible for the formulation of policy in relation to the regulation of investment funds, investment firms, markets and market infrastructure. Martina has considerable experience in investment funds policy having led the Central Bank’s investment funds policy team for many years.
She continues to represent the Central Bank at various domestic and international fora including the ESMA Investment Management Standing Committee.
Neil O. Sands is CEO and Founder of Fox Design a global applied design thinking firm working with high-growth organisations to lead large-scale digital disruption.
Before his most recent exit at pioneering insurtech startup Trōv (Google & Oak-funded $85M) in 2017, Neil co-founded and led the digital transformation team Ignite at Salesforce as the company’s youngest Global Vice President. There he was responsible for a global team of applied design-thinkers, who engage at c-level with Fortune 100 customers, and later assumed the role of Chief Experience Officer (CXO).
During his tenure, the Ignite methodology was patented and scaled across Salesforce as the company’s consultative selling motion. Ignite acquired several leading design-thinking agencies in the US and Europe, and grossed over $600M in new revenue, growing from three hires to hundreds of customer-facing transformation experts globally. Reporting to CEO Marc Benioff on key accounts, Neil was given the company’s Peak Performance award in 2016. Salesforce was awarded Forbes’ Most Innovative Company 4 years running.
Neil has formulated and delivered end-to-end disruptive innovations for some of the world’s largest organisations: AT&T, Coca-Cola, Starwoods Hotels, Caesars Resorts, United, Burberry, TicketMaster and most famously; Tinder for the 7 billion dollar Disney princess franchise.
Prior to this, Neil worked for several years in Canadian banking, leading digital transformation and social strategies, before transitioning to San Francisco with Accenture Global Management Consulting, where he patented applied design thinking methodologies. In 2012, Neil made his first start-up exit from the Facebook development firm, Syncapse; having received $25M in funding ABS Capital. Neil joined Framehawk (acquired by Citrix); a NASA-powered mobility startup, where he led mobile product innovation.
Currently co-authoring a book on the Future Of Work: Belong Inc. The Business Of Belonging with his sister Dr. Anita Sands, Neil is a published writer and is a regular contributor on applied design, innovation, and mobile technology. Neil is a leader within the Irish Community, holding board positions with several non-for-profit, philanthropic and voluntary organizations, and won the IC Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2015.
Neil holds an undergraduate degree in Advanced Mathematics, Statistics and History; and having completed master’s studies in the US; an ACL MBA from University College Dublin.
Susan McKeever is a senior lecturer in the School of Computer Science at TU Dublin City Campus (previously the Dublin Institute of Technology). Susan’s main research areas are in the area of data analytics, machine learning, text analytics, video analytics , autonomous systems, Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Susan is a principal investigator with the CeADAR research group (Centre for Applied Data Analytics), which is staffed across UCD and TU Dublin. CeADAR work with industry to bring data analytics in to address real world business and future business problems. McKeever supervises a group of PhD students in the areas of machine learning, text and video analytics and security She has recently won a Marie Curie Career-Fit scholarship working with DocoSOFT, an innovator in the insurance claims sector.
Before TU Dublin, Susan worked in industry, initially as a consultant with Accenture - and for individual clients (IBM, Bank of Ireland, AIB, other London based clients) working as a project manager on large scale IT projects.
Lior Yogev is the CEO of FundGuard, a next generation investment funds SaaS platform powered by AI.
Prior to founding FundGuard, he was the Head of North America at Multifonds (acquired by Temenos) serving many of the world's largest fund administrators and asset managers.
Earlier in his career, Lior was a TMT investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York, and before that he led software development teams at Radware and at an elite Intelligence technology unit as an officer. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School and BSc in Computer Science and Management from Tel Aviv University.
Olivia leads the Fintech & Innovation practice at Alpha Financial Markets Consulting in the UK and is a specialist in emerging technology and its impact on Asset and Wealth Manager operating models. She is on the advisory panel of Velocity - a fintech accelerator from the Investment Association, and she leads a number of client forums on innovation.
She previously spent six months seconded to a blockchain start up focused on the post-trade industry. She has 15 years of experience with large transformational change programs within Asset and Wealth Managers, and she has designed and implemented a number of different solutions covering the front, middle and back office.
Miroslav Petrov is the Director of Innovation and co-founder of Fortia Financial Solutions, a Paris based RegTech company which provides AI-powered automation platform.
Prior to that, he worked as compliance technology expert and business analyst in the fund management industry. Miroslav graduated from Dauphine University in France.
Rachel Turner is EMEA Head of Investment Manager & Insurance within Asset Servicing. This role is responsible for ensuring that we deliver services and products to support the needs of Investment Managers and the Insurance segment. Through active and close engagement with this market segment for a number of years Rachel has a deep understanding of the key challenges and opportunities faced by asset managers.
As a member of the Asset Servicing Executive Committee in EMEA Rachel is sponsoring and driving the growth and development of this segment.
In addition, Rachel serves on the Board of BNY Mellon Fund Services (Ireland) DAC. In her role as a director Rachel has provided board support for client, sales and TA matters. Over the last 2 years Rachel has chaired the Risk & Capital Management Committee and has been a member of the Audit Committee.
Since 1999 when Rachel joined BNY Mellon, Rachel has had a number of roles both locally within Ireland and with a broader EMEA responsibility.
Rachel has worked in the industry since 1992, originally as a fund accountant in LGT Asset Management moving on to client facing roles in BISYS and Robson Rhodes.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and is also a qualified accountant.
Elizabeth Gillam is Head of EU Government Relations and Public Policy at Invesco where she advises the business and clients on public policy and political developments in Europe. She joined Invesco in October 2018.
Based in Brussels for over 7 years, Elizabeth joined Invesco from Allianz Global Investors, where she spent nearly 4 years as Senior Policy and Regulatory Liaison. Between 2011-2015, Elizabeth was Deputy Head of the City of London’s European Affairs team. Elizabeth began her career as a Policy Advisor at HM Treasury working on European and international tax policy.
Elizabeth holds a Master of Modern Languages from the University of Manchester.
Kate joined Calastone in 2014 and is responsible for the global product set of the organisation. Kate and her team manage both Calastone’s existing product and future product set from idea inception through development and the creation of sales collateral. Kate is also responsible for many of our industry relationships particularly across the UK and Europe.
Kate has over 25 years of experience in Asset Servicing roles, including asset manager, management consultancy and Transfer Agency firms before joining Calastone. Kate enjoys working on solutions to reduce the frictional cost of trading which is so important to the end customer and the future of the industry.
Kate also set up Women in Asset Servicing in late 2018. The network has taken off significantly and will do three separate events in 2019 as well as enabling connections, individual coaching hours and speaking slots and media.
Michael Gubbins has been a member of An Garda Síochána for nearly 30 years and has been engaged in the area of computer forensics and cybercrime investigation since 1997 when he was first assigned to the Computer Crime Investigation Unit where he has worked as a Detective Garda, Detective Sergeant and Detective Inspector. Michael was appointed as the Detective Superintendent in charge of the newly established Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau on the 1st September 2016. Michael has only recently been promoted and is now the Chief Superintendent in charge of the Clare Division.
Michael has represented an Garda Síochána on various Europol & European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) fora including the European Computer Training and Education Group (ECTEG), European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) and the European Union Cybercrime Task Force (EUCTF) of which he is the newly elected Chair.
Michael holds a Masters in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (MSc FCCI) from University College Dublin and also has a Postgraduate Diploma in “Serious Crime Investigation” from the University of Limerick.
Meaghan Muldoon, Managing Director, is EMEA Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock. The Sustainable Investing team is focused on identifying drivers of long-term return associated with environmental, social, and governance issues, integrating them throughout BlackRock's investment process, and creating solutions for our clients to achieve sustainable investment returns. In this capacity, Meaghan is a member of BlackRock's ESG and Policy Committee. Previously, Meaghan served as a Managing Director and Liaison to BlackRock's Board of Directors within the Corporate Strategy team, where she led the Board of Directors function and managed a rage of complex strategy projects.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2016, Ms. Muldoon served for more than seven years as a fiscal and economic policy advisor in the Obama Administration. Most recently, she served as Counselor to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, coordinating the Department's fiscal, domestic, and economic policy efforts, and leading cross-functional teams on issues including infrastructure investment, tax policy, retirement policy, higher education finance, and financial inclusion.
In previous roles, Ms. Muldoon served at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Policy Advisor to the Chief of Staff, as Associate Director to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-Simpson Commission), and as a lead advisor to three Directors of the Office of Management and Budget.
Ms. Muldoon earned a Bachelor of Arts in government, cum laude, from Georgetown University, and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.
Jaakko Kooroshy is Head of Innovation and Standards, Sustainable Investment, at FTSE Russell where he oversees methodology development for sustainability-related data, ratings and index products.
Previously, Jaakko was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was the European research lead for GS SUSTAIN, providing insights in investment opportunities around the low carbon transition and other long-term trends.
He has also been a Research Fellow for Energy, Environment, and Resources at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and an analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS).
He holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, a BSc in International Economics, and a BA in Social Sciences and History from Maastricht University.
Paul is the CEO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management (Ireland) Limited and Global Head of Client Engagement for the investment management business. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 and has 33 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Paul was Global Head of the Institutional Business at Pioneer Global Asset Management; he was also a member of the firm’s executive committee and held various directorships. Previously, he was head of MFS Investment Management’s non-U.S. institutional business. Paul has also served as an associate director on the Fixed Income team at Lombard Odier and held various roles, both as a senior dealer in the treasury division and within the asset management business while at the Bank of Ireland. Paul received a bachelor of commerce degree from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in investment and treasury from Dublin City University.
Lory is a managing director with ConsenSys and leads ConsenSys Ireland.
ConsenSys is a global technology company. Enabled by the Ethereum blockchain, ConsenSys focuses on building new products and services, by partnering with corporates and governments around the world. The ConsenSys Dublin studio is Ireland's largest blockchain team and Ireland's largest blockchain company. Prior to ConsenSys, Lory was a Director with Deloitte where he founded, set up and led Deloitte’s Europe Middle East and Africa blockchain Lab. Prior to Deloitte, Lory worked as a management consultant with Accenture. He has over 12 years of consulting experience. Lory has led blockchain strategy and implementation projects for corporates and governments around the globe.
With the IDA in Ireland (Industrial Development Authority), Lory was the founding member of the Ireland national blockchain initiative ‘Blockchain Ireland’. This group includes over 150 entities made up of global enterprises, universities, government entities and start-ups.
Lory is a Qualified Financial Advisor, registered stockbroker and is currently (and has been for the past 12+ years) an adjunct assistant professor with the Business School in Trinity College Dublin.
Henning Swabey joined Calastone in 2017 and is responsible for defining and implementing the business development strategy for Continental Europe.
Prior to joining Calastone, Henning held a number of senior roles with RBC where he developed their Investor & Treasury Services businesses in the European Union and Asia-Pacific.
Henning speaks six languages. He began his career at Euroclear in Belgium, where he managed key clients across multiple geographies.
Federico Fabbrini is Full Professor of European Law at the School of Law & Government of DCU and the Principal of the Brexit Institute. He holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute and he is a fully qualified attorney in Italy. He previously held academic positions in the Netherlands and Denmark.
He is the author of “Fundamental Rights in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2014) and “Economic Governance in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2016) as well as the editor, among others of “The Law & Politics of Brexit” (Oxford University Press 2017).
He regularly engages with EU institutions and national governments, and has presented his work to among others, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the EFTA Court, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Senator Neale Richmond was first elected to Seanad Eireann in 2016. In the Seanad he serves as Government spokesman on European Affairs and Chairman of the Seanad’s Brexit Committee.
Prior to his election to the Seanad, Senator Richmond served as a County Councillor for seven years; during this period he was also Leader of the Irish delegation to the EU’s Committee of the Regions.
A graduate of UCD, Senator Richmond previously worked in the European Parliament and Dail Eireann as well as in the not for profit sector.
Chris Cummings is the Chief Executive of The Investment Association, a post he has held since September 2016. The Investment Association is the trade body that represents UK-based investment managers.
He is a member of HM Treasury’s Asset Management Taskforce, and was a founding member of its Financial Services Trade & Investment Board. He serves as a Board member on EFAMA, the European trade association for investment management and of IIFA the international association for investment management.
He was previously a member of the FCA’s and PRA’s Regulatory Decisions Committees and the FCO’s Diplomatic Excellence Panel. He has written two books on financial services regulation and served on CASS Business School’s Advisory Board.
Before joining The Investment Association he was the founding CEO of TheCityUK, held senior posts in banking, insurance and consulting with major global firms. He is a regular columnist, commentator and speaker on issues of international competitiveness and regulation in financial services.
Eve is the LGIM’s Managing Director in Ireland, appointed in October 2017 and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of LGIM’s Irish office and European entities based in Dublin.
Eve was previously Head of Solutions based in London. In her Head of Solutions role, Eve has been responsible for the design and management of objective driven investment solutions which bring together the best of the LGIM Group’s investment capabilities to meet our clients’ needs.
Previously, Eve was Head of LDI Portfolio Construction and had overall responsibility for the structuring and portfolio management of the LGIM Group’s UK and European LDI portfolios. Eve joined LGIM in 2009 and is a Trustee of both the Legal and General Group Pension Scheme and the Pension Fund.
Prior to joining the LGIM Group, Eve worked in the Global Pensions Strategy Group at Deutsche Bank developing liability management solutions and multi-asset strategies for a variety of global pension schemes.
Eve began her career as an investment consultant at Watson Wyatt. Eve has a first class honours degree in financial and actuarial mathematics from Dublin City University and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
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.