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The 2008 Global Financial Services Centres Conference
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th June 2008, Dublin (The Royal Hospital Kilmainham)

Speaker Biography


Michael Mainelli

Executive Chairman

Professor Michael Mainelli chairs Z/Yen, the City of London's leading commercial think-tank, which he co-founded in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Michael started as a research scientist in aerospace (rocket science) and computing, later becoming a partner and board member in a leading accountancy firm, before a spell as Corporate Development Director of Europe's largest R&D organisation, the UK's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. Michael is Mercers' School Memorial Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, Visting Professor at LSE where he obtained his PhD, was the British Computer Society's Director of the Year 2004/2005 and created the London Accord, the world's leading research cooperative into environmental, social and governance investment. Based on Z/Yen's work with all the leading global banks, Michael created the Global Financial Centres Index in 2005.

The GFCI 7 report, published in March 2010 can be found here.

The GFCI 6 report, published in September 2009 can be found here.

The GFCI 5 report, published in March 2009 can be found here.

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Northern Trust


Invest Northern Ireland

IDA Ireland

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BNY Mellon Asset Servicing

Better Regulation Ltd

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Ernst & Young


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