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Irish Funds Autumn 2019 Newsletter Now Available

25 November 2019

The Irish Funds Autumn 2019 Newsletter has now been published. Read updates on factor-based strategies, ETFs, institutional platform innovation, sustainable finance, and funds industry corporate social responsibility activities.

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Topics covered in the Autumn 2019 edition include:

  • What Exactly Is a Factor? - Melissa Brown (Qontigo) highlights the growing popularity of factor-based strategies and explains what a factor is.
  • Non-Transparent ETFs - Paul Heffernan and Robert Malone (HSBC Securities Services) take a look at non-transparent ETFs, the potential benefits for active managers and the likelihood this product will be available in Europe.
  • Making an impact in communities - Clive Bellows (Chairperson of basis.point) demonstrates the importance of joined up giving and the educational programmes donations support.
  • Institutional Platform Innovation - Eoin Motherway (AMX) looks at how platform innovations are benefiting institutional investors, asset managers and advisers.
  • Irish Funds Regional Roadshow Recap - Irish Funds held a series of roundtable events with business leaders, politicians and other industry participants in 7 counties across the country.
  • EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance - Lorena Dunne (William Fry) outlines key areas of proposed EU regulation on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks.
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution - Hector McNeill (HANetf) delves into the Internet of Things, smart manufacturing, cyber-physical systems and digital transformation and what it means from an investment perspective.
  • IFRIC 23 - impact for investment funds - Rio Howley (KPMG) takes a detailed look at IFRIC 23, and its impact on the Uncertainty on Income Tax Treatments for investment funds.
  • Irish Funds Member Update 2019 - Find out about participation in CSR programmes, sustainable finance and ESG, available resources, upcoming events, and sponsorship and promotional opportunities for 2020.

View the Autumn 2019 newsletter.


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