Spring 2016 Newsletter: Fund Focus

Welcome to our latest Fund Focus Newsletter. In this edition you will find a selection of articles related to developments in the funds industry during the past six months. These include updates on topics including Investor Money Regulations, UCITS V, Regulation and Securities Lending, and Capital Markets Union. It also looks at two new fund products launched by the Irish Stock Exchange as well as the upcoming Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference on 23 June. As always, if you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact us.

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

​Irish Funds Turns 25/Annual Conference

Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds, thanks all of those who have contributed to the development of the funds industry in Ireland over the past 25 years and talks about the upcoming Irish Funds Annual Conference on 23 June.

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Investor Money Requirements Overview

Fearghal Woods, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust, gives an overview of investor money requirements and what it means for fund managers and clients in Ireland.

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Willie O'Gorman, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, looks at the key areas of UCITS V and the different effective dates between the UCITS V Directive and the Level 2 Regulations.

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Regulation and Securities Lending

Alasdair King, Senior Vice President for Business Development with the specialist securities lending agent, eSecLending, considers the various changes, challenges and opportunities within securities lending resulting from new global financial regulations.

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Schools' Business Partnership

Germaine Noonan, Programme Manager gives an overview of the Schools' Business Partnership by Business in the Community Ireland.

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Irish Funds Recommendations on CMU

Patrick Rooney, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, Irish Funds, gives details on the response to the European Commission’s ‘call for evidence’ for the EU regulatory framework for financial services, as part of the Action Plan for Capital Markets Union.

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New Funds Products Launched by the ISE

Rose Ward, Vice President - International Primary Markets, Irish Stock Exchange, highlights two of their recently launched funds products.

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