Financial Services Ireland

We recently had the immense pleasure of hosting clients at our annual Funds Forum, an event that reflected our theme for the year – “Together Stronger.” This sentiment of unity and shared purpose highlighted how our combined efforts can greatly benefit the Irish funds industry.

Our ambition to establish Ireland as a gateway to Europe was the center of our discussions, as we explored how constant collaboration can help the funds industry continue to grow and evolve.

Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath opening the Funds Forum event on 5 December, 2023.


In line with our theme of unity and collaboration, we were thrilled to have had Johnny Sexton as our special guest speaker. Known for his remarkable leadership and unwavering determination, Johnny shared invaluable insights from his experience of leading the Irish Rugby team. His thought-provoking perspectives on leadership and teamwork perfectly illustrated how our industry can achieve even greater accomplishments when we come together.

Colin Ryan, Financial Services, Managing Partner interviews Johnny Sexton.

Our speaker lineup was a fantastic blend of celebrated professionals from various segments of the industry:

Sinead Colreavy, Partner, Tax, EY Financial Services Ireland interviews Brian Corr, Senior Corporate Finance Specialist, Head of Funds Review 2030, Department of Finance Ireland and Colm McDonagh, CEO, Insight Investment Management Europe


Lisa Kealy, EY Financial Services Ireland Markets Leader interviews Hélène Bussières, Deputy Head of Asset Management Unit at European Commission

Rosemary Hanna, Rosemary Hanna, Head of Division for Funds Policy, Central Bank of Ireland

Loretta O’Sullivan, Chief Economist, EY


Ailbhe MacManus, Financial Services Partner, Wealth & Asset Management interviews Karoline Keane, Head of Product Development and Management, Mediolanum Irish Operations, Victoria Brown, Managing Director, Head of Europe ex UK, abrdn and Alex Leonard, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Credit.

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