- In the April issue of Finance Dublin: - The Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2018
The Twelfth Annual Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards, 2018, will be announced this month in a Special Report with the April issue of Finance Dublin.
Each Award will be profiled in a Special Report, with the April issue of Finance Dublin which will reflect 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 have been nominated by market participants for this year's Awards, which will be awarded on an individual basis across 5 broad categories: Mergers & Acquisitions; Debt Capital Markets; Equity Capital Markets; Loans & Financing, and Financial Services.
- Irish Life Group acquires strategic shareholding in Invesco
20 April 2018: Irish Life Group Ltd has reached an agreement to acquire a strategic shareholding in Invesco Limited, Ireland's largest Irish-owned independent financial consultancy. Invesco specialises in employee benefit consultancy and private wealth management and has over 27 years experience advising companies and personal investors. Based in Sandyford, Dublin and Lapp's Quay, Cork, Invesco employs 125 people and has €4.8 billion in assets under administration.
- The latest issue of Finance Dublin
The latest issue features the 31st annual Finance Dublin Accountancy Fee Income Survey for the Top 20 firms in Ireland. It provides the fee income figures for the top 20 firms, with newly calibrated data relating to the calendar year 2017.
- 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.
- Mastercard to add 175 employees to its Dublin innovation hub to drive blockchain and AI-enabled payment systems
Thursday 12th April 2018: Mastercard is expanding its innovation team at its Irish operations as it looks to drive further innovation in payment technologies and services. The company's research and development arm, Mastercard Labs, which is headquartered at its Leopardstown, Co Dublin-based operations is led by Ken Moore who says the company is trying to replicate the innovation culture developed in Dublin to its other offices around the world.
- Also in the latest 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, 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.
- The February 2018 issue of Finance Dublin
The February edition of Finance Dublin includes the 2018 List of Nominations for the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards 2018.
Each of the 150 Deals listed in our annual celebration of the best in Irish corporate dealmaking is in itself a microcosm of what is excellent about Ireland's capital markets. Our two-stage Deals of the Year process begins with the nominations in this issue.
- Also in the February issue:
The latest edition of Finance Dublin
includes the 2018 List of Nominations for the Finance Dublin
Deals of the Year Awards 2018, and our assessment of what they highlight about Ireland's capital markets in 2017. Also in this issue: The financing of the National Development Plan; CBI Asset Management chief Michael Hodson on early experiences of MiFID II supervision; Deirdre Power on IREF One Year On; GDPR; BFPI and FPAI get together; Deloitte's Lory Kehoe on Blockchain and much more, like the new L-QUAIF rules, efffective March 7th, and the Central Depositary question post Brexit.
- Finance Dublin in 2018
In 2018 our forthcoming publications, The Finance Dublin Yearbook 2018, Deals of the Year 2018, and the 31st annual Survey of Ireland's Top Accountancy Firms, as well as the Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, in October will be highlighting the opportunities of a year full of promise, and we look forward to bringing you valuable insights around the opportunities and challenges throughout 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Syndicated Property Finance
Corporate Advertising Feature: Initiative Ireland's innovative funding model for housing (In January's Finance Dublin). Its membership model offers investors short term (under 2 year) secured current opportunities with a tier one (junior debt) return of up to 4% and tier 2 of up to 8%.