- Minister for Finance says Ireland has formed an alliance with smaller EU states to advocate common position in EU
May 17th 2018: A common position on CMU was cited by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, as an example of the common interests that would be shared by other member states in the 'association' which he said includes the Nordics, Baltics and Dutch. The Minister was delivering a keynote address at the Irish Funds Annual Conference in the Convention Centre Dublin today.
The Minister also said the much anticipated ILP legislation is currently being reviewed in his department and draft legislation can be expected during the course of the summer
- Morgan Stanley confirms Dublin expansion plans
May 17th 2018: Morgan Stanley has confirmed plans to extend its fund management activities in Ireland. Ruairi O'Healai, COO and CEO Morgan Stanley Investment Managers, said the firm intends to establish a new business in Ireland and that is has a number of licence applications pending with the Central Bank of Ireland in connection with this. Morgan Stanley has confirmed plans to extend its fund management activities in Ireland. Ruairi O'Healai, COO and CEO Morgan Stanley Investment Managers, said the firm intends to establish a new business in Ireland and that is has a number of licence applications pending with the Central Bank of Ireland in connection with this. This is a project that has been targetted by IDA Ireland for some considerable time since the Brexit vote. Two other firms, Legg Mason and Standard Life Aberdeen, also confirmed their plans for their Dublin operations at the Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference 2018.
- The Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2018 - winners announced
The winners in the Twelfth Annual Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards reflect the upsurge of corporate activity in the economy with a number of milestone deals underlining the strength of the economy recovery. The winning deals are in announced in a Special Report in Finance Dublin.
The Report highlights the exceptional year of development on many fronts in corporate finance and capital markets in Ireland during the past year. This is reflected in the deals and awards themselves, which reveal remarkable evolution in various markets across the board. Over 150 Deals were nominated by market participants for this year's Awards, which are awarded on an individual basis across 5 broad categories: Mergers & Acquisitions; Debt Capital Markets; Equity Capital Markets; Loans & Financing, and Financial Services.
- Thomson Reuters to move €300 billion-a-day forex derivatives MTF business to Dublin from London
May 15th 2018: Thomson Reuters has applied to the Central Bank of Ireland to move its FX Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) to Dublin to maintain access to the EU's single market after Brexit. Thomson Reuters MTF is one of the largest trading platforms in the global forex market with derivatives trading volumes of more than $300 billion a day. Spot global foreign exchange is a $5 trillion a day market.
- The ICAV at the heart of Ireland’s robust investment funds industry
As the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV) enters its fourth year, Meliosa O'Caoimh, Managing Director, Northern Trust, Ireland, reflects on the factors behind its success and what will be required to ensure that its growth momentum is maintained into the future. In this wide ranging review, in the 2018 edition of the Finance Dublin Yearbook, she also assesses the key pillars of the Irish investment funds industry, and its service record for both domiciled and non domiciled funds, including the $100 billion Irish ICAV industry that has emerged in the 3 years since the passing of the ICAVs Act in March 2015.
- The April issue of Finance Dublin
Along with the Deals of the Year Awards 2018: Ireland has been designated by ISDA as one of two alternative EU jurisdictions to the UK for the legal framework for derivatives, the building block tools for hedging and financial risk management globally.
We speak to ISDA on the topic in our article inside, and Judith Lawless, McCann Fitzgerald partner, writes on the implications. (McCann Fitzgerald are Irish counsel for ISDA).
Also: the potential impacts of US Tax reform are analysed in the Irish Tax Monitor, and the implications of Brexit for tax planners fearing a harder border in Ireland than forecast to date; Artificial Intelligence; GDPR for financial services companies, and, as the Irish ICAV celebrates its third birthday with AUM surpassing $100 billion, Northern Trust's Meliosa O'Caoimh looks at its advantages and its prospects. Also, our editor, Ken O'Brien writes on wealth and asset management and the digital future.
- Dublin as a financial centre is still heavily favoured to be a major beneficiary from Brexit - CFA
Tuesday April 10th 2018: Dublin as a financial centre is still heavily favoured to be a major beneficiary from Brexit, according to the latest survey by CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals. Almost 1,000 CFA members responded to the survey, with 24 per cent of respondents from the UK, 24 per cent from the EU (ex-UK), and the remainder from the rest of the world.
- The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018, October 2nd and 3rd
"To 2025 and beyond" is the theme of The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018
, Dublin Castle, October 2-3rd 2018.. It will focus on the opportunities and the central business concerns of all IFS businesses with a balance of contributions from thought leaders across all major sectors including asset and wealth management, investment funds, financing, capital markets, banking, trading, market infrastructures, aircraft leasing, and insurance.
- Investment Funds 2018 - Global strategies in asset management
The focus of the Special Report Investment Funds 2018 - Global strategies in asset management is on the global issues that are dominating strategic decisions in the asset management industry in the year to come. The Report highlights the fundamental issues that will be at the heart of strategy for the international investment funds industry in 2018. Published: December 2018.
- CSR Profile: Making a real difference to young people across Ireland
In the December issue: basis.point is the Irish funds industry's initiative to make a real and visible difference by supporting educational programmes for disadvantaged children across Ireland.
- In the March issue:
The 2017 Finance Dublin Top 20 Accountancy Survey shows that the buoyant environment for Irish accounting, audit, tax and advisory services continued in 2017 at a similar strong pace to 2016. Double digit growth in top line income is continuing, with a rise of 13.2 p.c. in 2017. Also in the Survey: the fastest growing firms in 2018; who has been hiring most, and who is earning the top fees per chargeable staff member and per partner.
Also in the issue: BlackRock pulls merger plan for German and Irish ETFs after customer consultation; the possible impact of the US Tax reform on Irish treasury operations; A forecast for the potential size of the Irish Funds-Asset Management industry by 2025; The making of the ISE-Euronext deal; and, in the Irish Tax Monitor: Special Focus on taxation and the International funds industry.
- The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2017
The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin 2017
presented by Finance Dublin
and FSI in Dublin Castle heard from over 80 speakers on the current vital issues for Ireland's IFS industry on Tuesday October 17th. See the latest on the event and what's happening as a result on Twitter here at: #FCSDublin2017
Proceedings started with the keynote address by Lord Jonathan Hill, former EU Commissioner for financial services. Click here for updates in the months to come on FCSDublin2018
in Dublin Castle on October 2nd and 3rd 2018.