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Cape Town Seminar April 2019

This Irish Funds Cape Town seminar will be on Thursday, 11 April. 

This event will be of interest to asset managers and those involved in the investment funds industry in South Africa. The agenda for this seminar will feature presentations and panel discussions on fund distribution & market access in Europe, together with information on the structures and features available to asset managers using Irish-domiciled funds.

Further details to follow. 

JP Morgan, The Citadel, 15 Cavendish Street Claremont, Cape Town
11 April 2019
8am – 11am
08.00 - Registration & Breakfast
09.00 - Welcome Remarks
  • Richard Lain, JP Morgan
09.05 - ASISA Address
  • Leon Campher, ASISA
09.15 - ​Panel Discussion: Why Ireland for Funds

Options for setting up Irish funds and available structures, comparative advantages of Ireland vs. other jurisdictions


  • Rob Childs, Prescient


  • Meagen Burnett, Prudential Asset Managers
  • Keith Parker, Link Asset Services
  • Kim Gibb, Catalyst Fund Managers
09.55 - Update: Brexit and Beyond
  • Gayle Bowen, Pinsent Masons
10.05 - Future Developments in Regulation

MiFID 2, ESG, Real Assets, ILP, South African Funds listed in Dublin

  • Brian Kelliher, Dillon Eustace
10.15 - ​Panel Discussion: Fund Distribution from Ireland

How to distribute in Europe, distribution of Irish Funds to South Africa and global distribution trends. 


  • Eimear O'Dwyer, Maples Group


  • Richard Murray, Sanne
  • Thomas van Heerden, Sanlam
  • John Grundy, Northern Trust
  • Brian Lavery, PwC
10.55 - Closing Remarks
  • Kieran Fox, Irish Funds
11.00 - Seminar Concludes.
Richard Lain
JP Morgan
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Rob Childs
Prescient Fund Services (Ireland)
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Keith Parker
Link Asset Services
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Gayle Bowen
Pinsent Masons
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Brian Kelliher
Dillon Eustace
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Eimear O'Dwyer
Maples Group
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Richard Murray
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Kim Gibb
Catalyst Fund Managers
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John Grundy
Northern Trust
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Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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Leon Campher
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Meagan Burnett
Prudential Portfolio Management
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Thomas Van Heerden
Sanlam Investments
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Brian Lavery
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