Financial Services Ireland

EY Funds Forum, Tuesday 3 December 2019

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The annual EY Funds Forum will take place on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin where the industry’s biggest players will discuss hot topics and future trends in a range of fascinating panel discussions and direct addresses.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Open Forum, Open Discussion, Open Minds’. We are delighted to announce a full line-up of expert guest speakers from the Central Bank of Ireland, The European Commission, Morgan Stanley, State Street, BlackRock, Citco Fund Services, Manulife and many more. For a full list of speakers and bios please click here.

The event will begin with registration from 7.45am, followed by a hot plated Irish breakfast, after which our expert guest speakers will provide in-depth coverage on the latest trends and developments in the industry.

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7.45 – 9.00am: Registration and Breakfast

9.00am: Welcome
Lisa Kealy, Wealth & Asset Management Leader, EY Financial Services

9.15 – 9.35am
Michael McGrath, TD for Cork South Central & Spokesperson on Finance for Fianna Fáil

9.35 – 10.00am
Michael Hodson, Director Asset Management and Investment Banking, Central Bank of Ireland

10.00 – 10.25am
Panel: The winds are changing
Declan Quilligan, European Head of Hedge Funds, Citco Fund Services
Ann Prendergast, Senior Managing Director & Head of State Street Global Advisors Ireland
Paul Price, Head of Distribution at Morgan Stanley Investment Management 
Carmel Jordan, European COO, Delegated Solutions, Mercer Investments
Paul Traynor, Partner, Advisory, EY Financial Services (Moderator)

10.25 – 10.45am
Jim Barry, Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Alternatives Investors (BAI) and Global Head of BlackRock Real Assets

10.45 – 11.10am
Panel: One year post authorization
Angela Billick, Head of Investment Product – Europe, COO Manulife Investment Management (Ireland)
Victoria Brown, Managing Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland
Cheryl Curran, Advisory Director, EY Financial Services
Fergus McNally, Partner, Assurance, EY Financial services (Moderator)

11.10 – 11.30am
Mattias Levin, Deputy Head of Unit, Bank and financial conglomerates, European Commission, DG FISMA

11.30 – 11.35am
basis.point – Joined up giving
Edel O’Malley, basis.point

11.35 -11.50am
Q&A and closing remarks

11.50 – 12.30pm
Mince pies and mulled wine

12.30pm Close