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Irish Funds New York Seminar

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Our in-person New York Seminar will feature information and discussions on distributing funds in Europe, sustainable finance & ESG, and the latest trends in private assets and suitable fund structures.

Convene, 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
16 March 2022
2:00PM – 5:30PM, followed by a drinks reception
2:00PM - Registration & Coffee
- Introductions and MC

Alan Cuddihy, Grant Thornton, Chair of Irish Funds Events Working Group

3:00PM - Welcome Remarks

Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds

3:10PM - Irish Government Address

Eamon Ryan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications

3:15PM - Panel Discussion

Sustainability - The remarkable rise of ESG funds in Europe

Moderator: Shona O’Hea, Grant Thornton


  • Catriona Cole, Matheson
  • Barry Harbison, HSBC Asset Management
  • Bruno Bertocci, UBS Global Asset Management
3:50PM - Keynote Address

Trends in Asset Management

Deirdre O’Connor, MD, CFO of Alternative Investment Funds, BlackRock

4:10PM - ​Panel Discussion

Distribution - The opportunities of launching a European fund

Moderator: Mary Ruane, PwC


  • Stephen McShea, Fiera Capital
  • Nondini Chakrabarti, Polen Capital
  • Marcus Kuntz, Universal Investment
  • Lorcan Murphy, ACOLIN Group
4:45PM - ​Panel Discussion

Private Assets - The big illiquid switch

Moderator: Des Fullam, Carne Group


  • Afsar Farman-Farmaian, Varagon Capital Partners
  • Dan Forbes, Waystone
  • Iain Ferguson, McCann Fitzgerald
5:20PM - Closing Remarks

Pat Lardner, CEO, Irish Funds

5:30PM - ​Drinks Reception

Kindly sponsored by Northern Trust 

Alan Cuddihy
Grant Thornton
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Eamon Ryan
Irish Government
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Shona O’Hea
Grant Thornton
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Barry Harbison
HSBC Asset Management
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Catriona Cole
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Bruno Bertocci
UBS Global Asset Management
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Deirdre O’Connor
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Mary Ruane
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Stephen McShea
Fiera Capital
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Nondini Chakrabarti
Polen Capital
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Lorcan Murphy
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Marcus Kuntz
Universal Investment
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Des Fullam
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Afsar Farman-Farmaian
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Dan Forbes
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Iain Ferguson
McCann Fitzgerald
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Pat Lardner
Irish Funds
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