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Zurich Seminar 2019

The Irish Funds Zurich Seminar takes place on Thursday, 6 June 2019. View further below for the detailed agenda. This seminar will feature presentations and panel discussions on the latest news and trends in the investment funds industry together with information on the structures and features available to asset managers using Irish-domiciled funds.

This event is open to members and non-members.

SIX ConventionPoint, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
6 June 2019
10:00, followed by a networking lunch
10:00 - Registration
10:30 - Welcome Address

Mark Hembury, Area Head Sales, SIX

10:35 - How digital transformation is driving the future of regulatory compliance

Alexander Dorfmann, Senior Product Manager, SIX

10:45 - Why Ireland for Funds

Yvonne Connolly, Chairperson Irish Funds, CEO Ireland, Carne

10:55 - Ambassador’s Address

H.E. Breifne O’Reilly, Ambassador of Ireland to Switzerland

11:05 - Panel Discussion: Update on Regulation


  • Mark Browne, Dechert


  • Conor Durkin, MHC
  • Veronica Buffoni, Carne
  • Iain Ferguson, McCann FitzGerald
11:35 - Coffee Break
11:50 - Panel Discussion: Update on Product Development


  • Kieran Fox, Irish Funds


  • Stephen Roberts, Davy
  • Ilona McElroy, PwC
  • Neil Carnegie, Carnegie Fund Services
12:20 - Panel Discussion: Asset Manager Experiences in Ireland


  • Andrea Lennon, Fundrock


  • Paul Bastable, MAN
  • Werner Von Baum, LGT
  • Miro Zuzak, JMS Invest
  • Ulf Klebeck, Montana Capital Partners
12:50 - Promoting connections between Ireland & Switzerland

Frank Murray, Chair of the Swiss Irish Business Association

12.55 - ​Closing Remarks

Kieran Fox, Irish Funds

13:00 - Networking Lunch
Alexander Dorfmann
SIX Financial Information
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Yvonne Connolly
Carne Group
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Breifne O'Reilly
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Mark Browne
Dechert LLP
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Conor Durkin
Mason, Hayes & Curran
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Veronica Buffoni
Carne Global Financial Services (Switzerland) GmbH
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Iain Ferguson
McCann Fitzgerald
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Stephen Roberts
Davy Investment Fund Services
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Ilona McElroy
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Neil Carnegie
Carnegie Fund Services
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Andrea Lennon
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Werner von Baum
LGT Capital Partners
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Dr. Miro Zuzak
JMS Invest
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Dr. Ulf Klebeck
Montana Capital Partners
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Frank Murray
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Kieran Fox
Irish Funds
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