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Johannesburg Seminar April 2019

The Irish Funds Johannesburg Seminar will be taking place on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

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, 1 Fricker Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
9 April 2019
4pm – 6pm, followed by drinks reception
15.30 - Registration
16.00 - Welcome Remarks
  • Marc Hussey, JP Morgan
16.05 - Irish Government Address
  • H.E. Liam MacGabhann, Ambassador of Ireland to South Africa
16.15 - Panel Discussion: Why Ireland for Funds

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


  • Robert Childs, Prescient


  • Keith Parker, Link Asset Services
  • Karl Gevers, Benguela Global Fund Managers
  • Brian Lavery, PwC
16.55 - Update: Brexit and Beyond
  • Gayle Bowen, Pinsent Masons
17.05 - ​Future Developments in Regulation

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

Brian Kelliher, Dillon Eustace

17.15 - ​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
  • Brandon Zietsman, Portfoliometrix
  • John Grundy, Northern Trust
17.55 - Closing Remarks
  • Kieran Fox, Irish Funds
18.00 - Drinks Reception
Marc Hussey
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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Karl Gevers
Benguela Global Fund Managers
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Brian Lavery
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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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Brandon Zietsman
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John Grundy
Northern Trust
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Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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