Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. We welcome involvement from our member firms and if you have any feedback or are interested in contributing an article or idea, please contact us at newsletter@irishfunds.ie.

This document is for informational purposes only and it is recommended that professional advice is sought if conducting business in Ireland.

Brexit - Wake Up Before You Go Go!

Brexit - Wake Up Before You Go Go!

As the end of the Transition Period nears Elizabeth Budd and Aongus McCarthy (Pinsent Masons) take a final look at the implications of the UK's exit from the EU on the marketing activities of funds, fund management companies and asset managers.

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Investment Fund Liquidity

Investment Fund Liquidity

Hugo van Hees and Jean-Florent Richard (BNP Paribas Securities Services) discuss investment fund liquidity and the increased regulatory scrutiny faced by fund managers.

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Private Assets Outsourcing

Private Assets Outsourcing

Tania Mahler (HSBC) discusses how as the global economic picture is changing rapidly, asset owners and managers are increasingly relying on private assets, seeking diversification and high-returns.

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

Paul Martin (PwC) looks at how Covid-19 has caused a fundamental change in how and where we work – and the opportunities for regional towns and cities to attract new business, particularly in asset management, with benefits for employees and employers alike.

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The End of the SMIC?

The End of the SMIC?

Andrew Kehoe (KB Associates) explores whether the Central Bank’s implementation of CP86 and its subsequent review mean the end of the Self-Managed fund in Ireland?

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Decision Making and Personality

Decision Making and Personality

Orla Carolan (Grant Thornton) delves into how risk personality can give an insight into our approach and how we make decisions, our individual attitude to risk and our overall risk behaviours.

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What Does COVID-19 Mean for FinReg?

What Does COVID-19 Mean for FinReg?

As the world continues to deal with the impact of COVID-19, Sean Tuffy (Citi) takes a look at potential implications on FinReg.

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Entering the European ETF Market

Entering the European ETF Market

Hector McNeil (HANetf) explains how any asset manager can launch an ETF without having to build their own ETF business from scratch.

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CBI

CBI's Funds Authorisation Process

Richard O'Mahony (Maples Group) examines the evolution of the Central Bank of Ireland's supervisory approach in respect of new fund applications and post-authorisation amendments.

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Impact of Covid-19 on Asset Management

Impact of Covid-19 on Asset Management

Jonathan Doolan and Eoin Kelly (Deloitte) investigate how asset managers can navigate the drastically changing market environment and instigate transformational change in their businesses.

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The Supervision of Costs in UCITS/AIFs

The Supervision of Costs in UCITS/AIFs

Paul Traynor (EY) explores what Irish Fund Management Companies can learn from the UK’s experience with Fund Value Assessments.

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Irish Funds Member Update

Irish Funds Member Update

Read about our mission, vision and values, how the industry has been coping with Covid-19 and our upcoming online annual conference.

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