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New York Seminar

The Irish Funds New York Investment Seminar will take place on Friday, 10 March 2017. See agenda, speaker and venue details below.

The University Club of New York, One West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
10 March 2017
8.00 - Registration & Breakfast

Kindly sponsored by Northern Trust

8.30 - Welcome Remarks

Alan O’Sullivan, BBH, Chair, Irish Funds 

8.40 - Keynote Address

Eoghan Murphy TD

Minister of State for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement 

8.50 - Irish Funds Update Talks
  • Brexit - Andy O’Callaghan, PwC 
  • CP86 - Kevin Murphy, Arthur Cox
  • MIFID II - Conor Durkin, MHC
9.20 - ​Keynote Address

Global trends affecting the asset management industry

  • Shundrawn Thomas, Northern Trust
9.40 - Panel Discussion: Evolution of Product Distribution

Senior product experts will debate trends, threats and the opportunities facing globally oriented cross border UCITS and AIF managers. Deliberations to include Active vs. Passive, Marketing Restrictions, LATAM and NSCC.


  • Patrick O'Brien, CITI


  • Doug Lindgren, Carne
  • Joe LaRocque, Legg Mason
  • Tom Richardson, Paulson 
10.15 - Asset Manager Interview


  • Toshihisa Watabe, Brown Brothers Harriman


  • Paul Eisenhardt, OFI Global
  • Michelle Abrego, Citywire
10.35 - Irish Funds Blockchain Regulatory Reporting Project

Cillian Leonowicz, Deloitte

10.45 - Panel Discussion: Innovation Initiatives

What projects you should be considering and how soon will they no longer be relevant? Deliberations to include Blockchain, Relevant Data vs. Big Data and the Rise of Robo & D2C in Europe


Anna Irrera, Reuters  


  • David Dalton, Deloitte
  • Hu Liang, State Street
  • Adam Broun, Kensho
11.20 - Closing Remarks

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds


The University Club of New York is located at One West 54th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

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Doug Lindgren
Carne North America
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David Dalton
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Patrick O’Brien
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Joe LaRocque
Legg Mason
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Hu Liang
State Street
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Adam Broun
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Alan O'Sullivan
Brown Brothers Harriman
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Andrew O’Callaghan
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Paul Eisenhardt
OFI Global
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Kieran Fox
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Atholl Simpson
Citywire Americas
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Kevin Murphy
Arthur Cox
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Conor Durkin
Mason, Hayes & Curran
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Pat Lardner
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​Eoghan Murphy TD
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​Shundrawn A. Thomas
Northern Trust
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Anna Irrera
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Toshihisa J. Watabe
Brown Brothers Harriman
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