San Francisco Seminar
The Irish Funds San Francisco Seminar will be taking place Wednesday, 11 October.
Topics covered in this seminar will include the latest developments on Brexit, ILP legislation, CP86 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 Ahern, A&L Goodbody
- Tara Doyle, Matheson, Chair, Irish Funds.
- David Walsh, Dillon Eustace
- Philip Dempsey, LIS
Robert O' Driscoll, Consul General
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 and board roles in Ireland and overseas with firms managing a full range of traditional and alternative investment strategies. Pat attained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from University College Dublin. As well as participating on all significant Government sponsored groups relating to funds in Ireland, Pat is a member of the Board of the European Fund and Asset Management Association. He previously served as a member of the Board of the International Investment Funds Association, is a past Council Member of the Irish Association of Pension Funds and a former Director of the Irish Association of Investment Managers.
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.
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.
Davidjoined Dillon Eustace in 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. David advises on the establishment, authorisation, operation and maintenance of Irish regulated UCITS funds and open and closed-ended Alternative Investment Funds. David has been seconded to US and French asset management clients of Dillon Eustace in both London and Paris. David is currently based in the New York office where he advises large U.S. asset managers with respect to their Irish domiciled funds. David works closely with US asset managers, and their onshore legal advisers, to provide Irish legal advice in an efficient and timely manner. David keeps close to legal, regulatory and industry developments in the US which enables the lawyers in the Irish and Cayman offices to better understand the needs of their clients.
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.
Philip is the LIS Ireland Branch Manager, having established LIS’ presence in Ireland. Prior to joining LIS, Philip held a number of senior roles, most recently as EMEA Head of Transfer Agency for Citibank, Senior Product Architect for Citi Technology, and Ireland Head of Operations for a US Technology firm. He has had a number of operational and relationship roles with Citi, State Street and PNC (now BNY Mellon). Philip is also a very active member of the Irish Funds association, involved in various working groups.