Spring 2017 Newsletter: Fund Focus

Welcome to our latest Fund Focus Newsletter. In this edition you will find a selection of articles and announcements related to developments in the international funds industry in Ireland. These include updates on the impact of MiFID II on the funds industry, the Central Bank of Ireland’s review of outsourcing arrangements and end-of-year data showing record levels of assets and net sales in Irish domiciled funds. It also looks at the Blockchain enabled regulatory reporting project, the launch of the new Dublin chapter of 100 Women in Finance, our fast-approaching Annual Conference in May and an enhanced Distribution area now available on the Irish Funds website. As always, if you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact us.

We welcome involvement from our member firms in developing ideas and content on key funds industry topics for our newsletters. If you 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.

Impact of MiFID II on the Fund Industry

Jason Poonoosamy of DMS Investment Management Services gives an introduction of MiFID II and the impact on the funds industry.

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Outsourcing in the Funds Industry

Colin Keane, SS&C Financial Services (Ireland) Limited, discusses the Central Bank of Ireland's core areas within ensuring the operational activities remain within the administration company's ecosystem.

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Irish Funds Annual Conference - 25 May

The Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference on Thursday, 25 May is fast approaching. This year's conference promises to be a thought-provoking and insightful programme featuring prominent speakers from the industry.

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100 Women in Finance

In further recognition of Ireland's role as a leading financial services jurisdiction, Dublin has been approved as the newest of 22 locations of the global organisation 100 Women in Finance (100WF) (formerly 100 Women in Hedge Funds).

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Blockchain Enabled Regulatory Reporting

In 2016, Irish Funds and Deloitte embarked on a 10 week Proof of Concept (PoC) and build a blockchain based regulatory reporting platform, ‘RegChain’.

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An Overview: The Post-Brexit Landscape

Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures, provides a brief overview of how the post-Brexit landscape is taking shape.

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New data: record year for Irish funds

End-of-year data released by the Central Bank shows record levels of assets and net sales for Irish domiciled funds.

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Enhanced Global Distribution Information

Now available on the Irish Funds website is enhanced global distribution data and statistics, including country specific information on the top 25 jurisdictions where Irish domiciled funds are registered for sale.

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