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Keynote Speakers Announced: Irish Funds Annual Conference Online

31 March 2021

The Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference 2021 - “Accelerated Transformation – Disruption & Opportunity” will be a fully online experience taking place over the course of 2 days on 19 & 20 May. Building upon the success of last year’s online conference, this year’s event will take place on a fully interactive online platform which facilitates 1-1 browser-based networking with a wide range of participants from across the international investment funds community alongside live and engaging content from leading fund and asset management industry experts.

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Keynote Speakers

Ronald P. O'Hanley, State Street. Ron is chairman and chief executive officer of State Street Corporation. He is also a member of State Street Corporation’s Board of Directors. Ron was previously president and chief operating officer of State Street Corporation, and before that president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation.


Shundrawn Thomas, Northern Trust Asset Management. Shundrawn Thomas serves as President of Northern Trust Asset Management and has twenty-five years of experience at top tier financial services organizations. As President of Northern Trust Asset Management, he oversees over $1.1 trillion in assets for institutional and retail investors globally. 


Derville Rowland , Central Bank of Ireland. Derville Rowland is Director General, Financial Conduct and is responsible for overseeing consumer protection, securities and markets supervision, and enforcement.


John Herlihy , LinkedIn. John Herlihy leads LinkedIn in EMEA and LATAM for the world’s largest professional network and has over 30 years’ experience working with technology innovators. He has previously held roles at Google, where he was Vice President and scaled its EMEA online organisation, as well as global tech companies including First Data, Oracle and Adobe.


Conference Topics

A series of keynote presentations, interviews and panel discussions will take place between 2:00pm and 5:45pm (Ireland time) on both days and include topics on:

  • Sustainable Finance & ESG
  • CP86
  • FinTech & AI
  • Funds Distribution
  • Regulation
  • The Future of The Office
  • The Post-Pandemic Recovery 

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