- Editorial - Budget 2019, and the personal tax take
It is ten years since the fall of Lehmans in 2008, yet Irish personal, as distinct from corporate, taxpayers, are still paying the price - a still heavy one by international standards. The case for giving back is strong and compelling. Evidence-based, as distinct from envy-based, economics shows that when tax takes are higher than in competing jurisdictions at all levels, the jurisdiction with the higher rate slips behind over time in relative growth terms......
- Over 300 delegates and over sixty speakers attended The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018 #FCSDublin on October 2nd and 3rd
Thank you to everyone who attended and who has made the Summit an exciting and transformative event.
We look forward to seeing you next year - October 15th and 16th 2019 at Dublin Castle. See FCSDublin, 2018 in photos here:
- Book Review: A poet’s view of the world of economics and economists, Micheal O’Siadhail’s Dante-esque exploration of modern times
Professor Antoin Murphy, leading Irish monetary economist and historian of economic thought, writes on Friedman, Schumpeter, and their relationship to modern financial innovation 10 years after the fall of Lehmans, in his review of poet Micheal O'Siadhail's 357p Dante-esque work, The Five Quintets, published in Dublin on October 4th.
- The dynamics of world finance and financial centres in a period of disruptive changes - FCSDublin, 2018
The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018, Dublin Castle, October 2-3rd 2018, featuring over 60 industry thought leaders from Ireland and the world on the opportunities and issues in investment funds, capital markets, banking and aviation finance as Brexit looms. See here for full details,
and here: #FCSDublin 2018
- Delegate Polling at FCSDublin, 2018
Fintel has developed an online Polling system for delegates, sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland that will enable them (for both conferences) to record their opinions on a series of Key Questions at the various sessions at FCSDublin, 2018 and the Aviation Finance Conference, 2018 in Georges' Hall and The Financial Centres Conference in The Hibernia Centre, Dublin Castle. The polls will be conducted in an analogous way to way a jury works, and the secrecy of the ballot is guaranteed.
- 'Ireland as a Common Law Port' - after Brexit - highlighted by Chief Justice Clarke in New York speech
The potential for Ireland to become a leading centre for international insolvency, dispute resolution and financial related legal services within Europe - a significant theme in the forthcoming Financial Centres Summit - has been underscored by the Chief Justice of Ireland, Frank Clarke
- The business opportunities for financial related Law Firms after Brexit from the use of Irish Courts to be focus of session at #FCSDublin
The premise of the session is that Ireland's Courts System offers an attractive alternative Common Law option for contracts and practitioners in the English courts system to avert the inevitable loss of business that Brexit already is causing. Covered will be the new ISDA Master Agreements, Cape Town Act in aircraft leasing and other opportunities for using Irish Courts after Brexit, an initiative both the Irish Government and the legal profession, through the Bar Council and Law Society are supporting.
- Delegate Guide for full day Investment Funds programme at #FCSDublin, 2018
The final agenda for the FCS Dublin Summit in Dublin Castle on Oct 2-3 highlights the very interesting and engaging investment funds content and speakers that we have lined up through the programme for the Plenary Session of our annual conference FCSDublin, 2018, on October 2-3rd.
- The latest issue of Finance Dublin
Corporate Banking in Ireland in 2018 - a Special Report in this issue. Preview of FCSDublin 2018 - Financial Centres Summit to host key discussions affecting Irish IFS ahead of Brexit; Budget 2019 Comment: Irish personal taxpayers are still paying for the GFC, with a tax burden that is higher than it was 10 years ago;
Also: Book Review Antoin Murphy on poet Micheal O'Siadhail's 357 page excursion into economics and finance; Investment Funds developments, including Equilend MTF a jv including State Street, JP Morgan, Northern Trust and Blackrock as owners; and the CBI's 'sandbox' - its fintech Innovation Hub.
- ETFs special in Finance Dublin
25 years of global ETFs: The $5.2 trillion global ETF industry is the subject of our Cover Special Report in this issue where we look at the combination of factors that have driven their growth, assess their prospects for continued delivery in the 2020s and look at the latest global developments and Ireland's leading role in the European ETF market.
We comment on the Central Bank's new Innovation Hub that will focus on 'engagement, sharing and listening' and provide a direct contact point for new and incumbent firms on their fintech innovations.
Also: The EU's Digital Tax proposals and the spectre of multiple-taxation are analysed as is the conflict between the EU and the OECD on the future of international tax the Irish Tax Monitor, and the implications of the Coffey Report's recommendations for Ireland's FS industry; Dillon Eustace's Muireann Reedy analyses financial sanctions regimes and their extra-territorial reach; BPFI's Amy Walsh on the evolving landscape of banking recovery planning; Editorial: Mid Year Review for Ireland's financial services centre.
- Limerick leader: empowering Northern Trust's 1,300+ workforce in the mid west
A Day in the Life: Catherine Duffy leads Northern Trust's 1,300 strong global fund administration centre of excellence in Limerick. Alternating between NT's two Limerick offices, she balances her work day between strategy meetings, team development and looking for new ideas to grow the Irish business.