Ireland Report 2016

Funds Europe talks to Pat Lardner, chief executive of Irish Funds about how the association is maintaining Ireland’s ‘brand’ as a funds domicile at a time of sweeping changes to the international regulatory landscape.

Our panel discuss the development of Ireland’s funds industry, from the Icav to Asia and Brexit and beyond. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

As globalisation advances and regulatory oversight plays an increasing role in the funds industry, Mark Hedderman of Custom House explains how a jurisdiction like Ireland can continue to compete.

Funds Europe talks to Robert Hennessy of SuMi TRUST about AIFMD, UCITS V and some of the regulatory challenges  that lie ahead for Irish domiciled funds and their service providers.

The Irish Funds Industry Association was formed in 1991. Twenty-five years later, Ireland has grown into a globally renowned funds centre. Funds Europe looks back at the milestones.

Ireland has ambitions to be a leading fintech hub. Funds Europe examines its credentials.

James McEvoy of Alter Domus talks to Nicholas Pratt about the company’s authorisation to provide specialist fund administration services in Ireland.

Ireland’s funds industry continues to produce enuraging numbers for both the number and size of funds under management and administration.

As European domiciles launch new manager-led fund structures, Funds Europe examines the early success of Ireland’s Icav.

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Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.