Los Angeles Irish Funds Lunch Update
The Irish Funds Los Angeles Lunch Update will be taking place Tuesday 10 October.
Topics covered in this seminar will include the latest developments on Brexit, updates on regulation (CP86, ILP and Delegation) and the impact of MiFID II on US asset managers. Further information and agenda details are available using the tabs below.
- Pat Lardner, Irish Funds
- Colin Farrell, PwC
- John Aherne, A&L Goodbody
- Michelle Ridge, Matheson
- John Perry, Deloitte
- Tara Doyle, Matheson, Chair, Irish Funds.
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.
John Aherne is a senior associate in the Asset Management & Investment Funds Group at A&L Goodbody. John advises on the establishment, authorisation, operation and maintenance of Irish regulated funds across the UCITS and AIF product spectrum. He also advises on regulatory issues impacting asset managers more generally. Prior to joining A & L Goodbody, John was a senior counsel with HSBC Global Asset Management in London and was a senior associate in the London investment funds group of Eversheds LLP. John is a member of the Irish Funds MiFID II Working Group and the EFAMA Distribution and Investor Protection Working Group.
Michelle is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Matheson. Michelle practises Irish financial services law and advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies and service providers carrying on business in Ireland or through Irish vehicles. She has extensive experience in advising a wide range of domestic and international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and sale of investment vehicles and products in Ireland and other jurisdictions. In particular, Michelle advises on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of AIF and UCITS structures, including hedge funds, managed account platforms, master feeder, fund of fund, complex and bespoke structures. She also advises on the structuring, offer and sale of investment instruments and investment products, the provision of investment advice and other financial services. Michelle has advised some of the world’s largest alternative investment managers on the implementation of AIFMD and also advised on the first inward AIFMD management passport into Ireland. She also has extensive experience in advising international clients in relation to UCITS’ legislative and regulatory developments. Michelle is a member of the Irish Funds ELTIFs and Loan Funds Working Group.
Tara Doyle is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Matheson. She practices financial services law and advises many of the world’s leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies, broker-dealers and corporations carrying on business in Ireland or through Irish vehicles. Tara has extensive experience in advising a wide range of domestic and international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and sale of financing and investment vehicles and products in Ireland and other jurisdictions. In particular she specialises in advising on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of private and public investment funds, the structuring, offer and sale of investment instruments and investment products, the provision of investment advice and other financial services and the public issuance of equity and debt securities.
Tara is a current member of the Council of the Irish Funds Industry Association Limited (Irish Funds). She has spoken at a number of international financial services conferences, including Irish Funds' seminars in Milan, Frankfurt, New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore and has contributed articles to financial services and investment industry journals. Tara is a member of both the Irish Funds' Money Market Fund Taskforce and Marketing Committee.
Colin is an international tax director in PwC Ireland's asset & wealth management practice. Colin regularly advises on the taxation implications of cross-border investment structures. He has a vast amount of experience advising international clients on the tax efficient structuring of a range of traditional and alternative asset classes in multiple jurisdictions. Colin also works closely with global asset managers in the structuring of their corporate operations.
John has 15 years of experience in the international financial services industry and specialises in advising on the tax aspects of capital markets and asset management. He has been a key participant in advising clients on international tax and regulatory regimes including FATCA/CRS, BEPS, AIFMD, UCITS, MiFID II and EU ATAD. John is a chartered accountant and a chartered tax adviser. John has participated in the Tax committees of numerous industry bodies including Irish Funds and the Irish Debt Securities Association and is currently a member of the Irish Debt Securities Association Tax Committee. John has also contributed to numerous publications and has lectured on behalf of the Irish Tax Institute.