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New York Seminar March 2019

The Irish Funds Seminar will take place on Thursday 14 March in Convene, 730 Third Avenue, New York.

This seminar will be of interest to all those involved in the investment funds industry and the agenda will feature panel discussions and presentations on global macroeconomic trends, fund distribution & market access in Europe, macro trends affecting alternative funds, the latest regulatory updates and the growing impact of technology in fund management.

Convene, 730 Third Avenue, New York
14 March 2019
2.30pm - 7.00pm
This event is free to attend
2.30PM - Registration and Coffee
3.00PM - Welcome Remarks, Irish Funds
  • Brian Forrester, Chairperson Irish Funds, Deloitte
3.10PM - Keynote Address – Global Economic Outlook in 2019
  • Megan Greene, Manulife Asset Management
3.25PM - Panel Discussion: Fund Distribution & Market Access in Europe


  • Yvonne Connolly, Carne


  • Philip Dempsey, SANNE
  • Sascha Calisan, Northern Trust
  • Simon Padley, KBI Global Investors
  • John Paul Armenio, Chiron Investment Management
4.00PM - Coffee Break
4.25PM - ​Keynote Address - Macro Trends affecting the Alternative Funds Industry
  • Brian Ruane, BNY Mellon GSS Corp
4.40pm - Panel Discussion: ESG Investing


  • Adrian Whelan, BBH


  • Shila Wattamwar, Sustainalytics
  • Alessia Falsarone, Pinebridge Investments
5.10pm - Panel Discussion: FinTech & the Impact of Technology in Fund Management


  • Cormac Dinan, Deloitte


  • David Saul, State Street
  • Thomas Deely, Columbia University School of Professional Studies
  • Deirdre O’Connor, BlackRock
5.40pm - Speed Presentations: Hot Topics in Funds


  • Andy O’Callaghan, PwC


  • ILP: Padraig Brosnan, Maples Group
  • Tax Transparent Funds: Siobhan Dillon, EY
  • Multimanager Platform Solutions: Imelda Shine, Intertrust
6.05PM - Closing Remarks
  • Kieran Fox, Irish Funds
6.10PM - Drinks Reception

Kindly Sponsored by Northern Trust

Brian Forrester
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​Megan E. Greene
Manulife Asset Management
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Yvonne Connolly
Carne Group
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Philip Dempsey
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Sascha Calisan
Northern Trust Asset Management
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Simon Padley
KBI Global Investors
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JP Armenio
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Brian Ruane
BNY Mellon
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Andrew O’Callaghan
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Padraig Brosnan
Maples Group
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Siobhán Dillon
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Imelda Shine
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Cormac Dinan
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David Saul
State Street
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Thomas Deely
Columbia University School of Professional Studies
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Deirdre O'Cnnor
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Adrian Whelan
Brown Brothers Harriman
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Shila Wattamwar
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Alessia Falsarone
Pinebridge Investment
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Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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