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.

Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

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Mar 16, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: Why blockchain could be the fund industry’s next Ford Model T

Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

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.