Irish Funds Member Update

Irish Funds Member Update

Members - Together imageNew Member Welcome

A warm welcome to our most recent new and upgraded members Albany Beck, Broadridge, Fund Recs, Lantern, Wisdom Tree and SIX. Our association is the voice of the funds and asset management industry in Ireland and represents 150 member companies.

Members' Council and Working Groups

Our Members' Council comprises 16 individuals, based on the nominations received from member firms. Individual Council members are elected for a three-year term and the Chairperson is selected from amongst the members of Council and serves for a one-year term. Council sets the strategy and direction of the Association and engages with members on key funds and asset management topics, initiatives and a wide range of areas. View more information about our  Council Members and Working Group Structure.

The work of Council is supported by a network of 36 Working Groups whose activities are prioritised and coordinated by seven steering groups.  Working Group updates are shared in our weekly mail to members every Friday and are also available on our  Member Portal. Additionally, two recent video updates include:

Annual Global Funds Conference Returns In-Person 

The 2022  Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference will take place in-person on Tuesday, 31 May at the Convention Centre Dublin. This event is a highlight in the international funds and asset management industry calendar and attracts a wide range of participants from across the international investment funds community.

This year's theme is 'Resilience, Emergence and Growth' and the conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry as we emerge from the pandemic. The agenda will include thought-provoking and informative presentations, keynote talks and panel discussions from internationally respected industry experts, while a full day of networking opportunities will run alongside the agenda in the large exhibition area.

Recently announced keynote speakers

  • Verena Ross, Chair of ESMA
  • Paschal Donohoe, Minister of Finance and President of Eurogroup
  • Martin Moloney, Secretary General of IOSCO
  • Jim Barry, CIO of Blackrock Alternatives Investors

Conference Highlights

Irish Funds Weekly Member Mail - Sign Up

We send out a weekly update mail every Friday to keep our members up to date on:

  • Regulatory and advocacy news and activities
  • Working Group and Steering Group updates
  • Upcoming events and webinars
  • Engagement and Communications news and activities

If you don't already receive the weekly mail but would like to, you can  manage your email preferences by entering your email address in the form and ticking 'Regulatory updates' from the list of options. If you do not see the option, it means you are not on our system and you can complete the form and submit and send us an email at info@irishfunds.ie confirming you would like to also receive the weekly mail.

Ireland’s Women in Finance Charter

We are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of Ireland’s Women in Finance Charter and are inviting member firms to sign up now to the  Charter, ahead of the upcoming launch.

A public launch with Government and industry is planned for the end of April. Firms that sign up to the Charter will be invited to attend the public launch, with the Tánaiste and Minister Fleming. This is a very important initiative for the industry, supported by Government, targeted at addressing the issue of gender imbalance in financial services firms. It needs strong CEO leadership to drive it and we ask your support in becoming one of the early signatories to the Charter prior to the public launch date.

Primary contacts from Irish Funds member firms can sign their firm up to the Charter, sending it to WomenInFinance@irishfunds.ie.

View guidance and further information.


Anna Fenston, Communications Manager at Irish Funds

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