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Online Annual Global Funds Conference 2021

Irish Funds Annual Conference 2021 - “Accelerated Transformation – disruption and opportunity” will be a fully online experience taking place over the course of 2 days on Wednesday, 19 and Thursday, 20 May 2021. The Conference takes place on a fully interactive online platform which facilitates 1-1 browser-based networking alongside live and engaging content from leading fund industry experts. A stimulating agenda featuring global opinion leaders engaging via a series of keynote presentations, interviews and panel discussions will take place between 2:00pm and 5:45pm (Dublin time) on both days.

The digital conference platform will open on 17 May when all registered attendees will be sent the access link.

Featured Speakers

  • An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, TD
  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services
  • Ron O’Hanley, Chairman and CEO, State Street
  • Shundrawn Thomas, President, Northern Trust Asset Management
  • John Herlihy, Former VP LinkedIn & Former VP Google
  • Derville Rowland, Director of Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Mark Esposito PhD, Harvard University
  • Dr Tara Shine, Director of Change by Degrees
  • Anu Madgavkar, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

Panels on Key Industry Topics

  • Discussion with Business Leaders – What Next?
  • The Office (Back to the Future…)
  • Generating Dividends through Diversity and Inclusion
  • CP86 - Governance in Motion
  • Update from Regulators (including CBI, ESMA & FCA)
  • Investment Limited Partnership & Private Assets
  • Transformation through Technology
  • ESG – from green shoots to full bloom
  • Embedding FinTech – no longer just a buzzword 

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Date
20 May 2021
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- MC

Jennifer Fitzpatrick, KPMG

14:00 - Welcome Address: Chair of Irish Funds

Lisa Kealy, Partner, EY

14:15 - Government Address

An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, TD

14:30 - Keynote Address

Ron O’Hanley, Chairman and CEO, State Street

14:50 - Digital Networking Break
14:55 - Panel Discussion: Business Leaders - What Next?

Moderator: 

Carol Widger, Dechert

Panellists:

  • Enda McMahon, BlackRock
  • Cora Gibbons-Moore, Nuveen
  • Frank Paone, Lord Abbett
  • Keshava Shastry, DWS
15:35 - Digital Networking Break
15:45 - ​Central Bank of Ireland Address

Derville Rowland, Director General Financial Conduct

16:00 - Digital Networking Break
16:10 - Panel Discussion: Update from Regulators

Moderator: 

Julie Patterson, KPMG

Panellists:

  • Colm Kincaid, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Nick Miller, FCA
  • Evert Van Walsum, ESMA
16:45 - Digital Networking Break
16:55 - ​Parallel Panel Discussions:

1. CP86 - Governance in Motion

Moderator:

Des Fullam, Carne Group

Panellists:

  • Michael Hodson, INED
  • Elizabeth Samson, PGIM
  • Fíonan Breathnach, Simmons & Simmons

2. Generating Dividends through Diversity and Inclusion

Moderator:

Diane MacFarlane, JP Morgan

Panellists:

  • Stephen Hogan, Exogeny
  • Andrew Keating, CRH
  • Jayne Styles, Diversity Project
17:30 - Closing Remarks
17:35 - Day 1 live sessions conclude.

All sessions are available to replay on-demand.

Thursday - 20 May - Day Two Of Conference

14:00 - Opening Remarks

Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds

14:10 - Keynote Address
  • Shundrawn Thomas, President, Northern Trust Asset Management
14:30 - Digital Networking Break
14:40 - Parallel Panel Discussions:

1. The Office (Back to the Future…)

Moderator: 

Veronica van der Hoeven, MUFG

Panellists:

  • Daragh O’Mahony, National Broadband Ireland
  • Anu Madgavkar, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Fiona McCabe, IDA Ireland
  • Kevin Nowlan, Hibernia REIT

2. The Continued Rise of Real Assets

Moderator: 

Brian Murphy, Grant Thornton

Panellists:

  • Stephen Branagan, Pantheon
  • Shantini Nair, HSBC Asset Management
  • Dirk Holz, RBC Investor & Treasury Services
15:20 - Digital Networking Break
15:30 - ​Fireside Chat: Humanising Transformation

Addressing the human aspects of digital transformation. A conversation with John Herlihy, Former VP LinkedIn & Former VP Google and Dr Mark Esposito of Harvard University.

Moderated by Olwyn Alexander, Global Asset and Wealth Management Leader, PwC.

16:00 - Digital Networking Break
16:10 - Keynote Address - ​European Commission
  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union
16:30 - Digital Networking Break
16:40 - ​Parallel Panel Discussions:

1. Embedding FinTech – no longer just a buzzword

Moderator: 

Paud O’Keefe, BNP Paribas

Speakers:

  • Marie Measures, SANNE
  • Alain Mandy, Wellington Management 

2. ESG – from green shoots to full bloom

Moderator:

Johnny Mattimore, First Derivatives

Panellists:

  • Dr Tara Shine, Director of Change by Degrees
  • Sean MacHale, Bank of Ireland
  • Joanne McEnteggart , IQ EQ
  • Anna Driggs, ICI Global
17:20 - Concluding Remarks

Kieran Fox, Director of Business Development, Irish Funds

17:30 - ​Day 2 live sessions conclude.

All sessions are available to replay on-demand.

Ronald O'Hanley
State Street
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Micheál Martin
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​Shundrawn A. Thomas
Northern Trust
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Derville Rowland
Central Bank of Ireland
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Dr. Mark Esposito
Harvard
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Dr Tara Shine
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Lisa Kealy
EY
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Pat Lardner
Irish Funds
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Cora Gibbons
Nuveen Global
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Julie Patterson
KPMG
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Carol Widger
Dechert
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Nick Miller
FCA
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Evert Van Walsum
ESMA
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Des Fullam
Carne
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Olwyn Alexander
PwC
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Paud O'Keeffe
BNP Paribas Securities Services
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Michael Hodson
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Diane MacFarlane
JP Morgan
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Stephen Hogan
Exogeny Consulting
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Andrew Keating
CRH
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Anu Madgavkar
McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
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Fiona McCabe
IDA Ireland
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Keshava Shastry
DWS
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Kevin Nowlan
Hibernia REIT
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John Herlihy
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Anna Driggs
ICI Global
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Marie Measures
Sanne Group
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Fionán Breathnach
Simmons & Simmons
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Jayne Styles
Diversity Project
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Veronica van der Hoeven
MUFG
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Brian Murphy
Grant Thornton
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Stephen Branagan
Pantheon
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Mairead McGuinness
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​Alain Mandy
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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Sean MacHale
Head of Institutional Strategy
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Jennifer Fitzpatrick
KPMG
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Elizabeth Samson
PGIM Investments
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Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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Dirk Holz
RBC Investor & Treasury Services
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Shantini Nair
HSBC Asset Management
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Frank V.Paone
Lord Abbot
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Joanne McEnteggart
IQ-EQ
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Daragh O Mahony
National Broadband Ireland
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Colm Kincaid
Central Bank of Ireland
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Johnny Mattimore
First Derivatives
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Enda McMahon
BlackRock
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