The Financial Centres Summit
Presented by Finance Dublin and Financial Services Ireland
Tuesday October 17th 2017, Dublin Castle, Ireland
Ireland's first-ever Financial Centres Summit will address the key issues facing growth oriented financial services businesses, offering delegates a comprehensive choice of sector and topic driven panels.
Every one of the sessions of the Summit will offer cutting edge analysis, with an emphasis on innovations, fintech, and developments in the context of the major world forces at play in finance in 2017-2018, such as Brexit, new regulatory developments in the US, the EU and globally, and the continued rise in importance of Asia and the Middle East in the world financial services trade picture.
The Summit focuses on the world-leading clusters of excellence located in Ireland that are at the forefront of delivering solutions to global markets in: Aircraft Leasing, Investment Funds & Asset Management, Market-Based Finance, Reinsurance, Specialty Insurance, International Life Assurance and International Banking.
Innovations in financing, and business organisation are at the forefront of financial services in 2017, and Fintech consequently will form a theme in many of the Summit discussions. So also will innovations in financing, such as in market based finance, and in areas such as aircraft leasing, and asset management and insurance.
The Summit is produced and directed by Finance Dublin and presented in collaboration with Financial Services Ireland, the IBEC constituent body for the financial services industry. It will be held at the Printworks Conference centre in Dublin Castle and the magnificent surroundings of Georges' Hall in the Castle complex.
Summit Streams enabling delegates to participate in (a) Plenary Sessions addressing global issues, and (b) day-long streams offering delegates to attend sessions in accordance with their particular areas of interest in the following areas:
- AIRCRAFT LEASING & AVIATION FINANCE
- ASSET MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE & INVESTMENT FUNDS
- BANKING, CLEARING, MARKETS & SECURITIES
- FINANCIAL CENTRES
Latest Speakers Announced:
Baron Hill of Oareford, UK House of Lords
Jonathan Hill, a member of the UK House of Lords, was European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union from 2014 to 2016. He stood down immediately on the announcement of the results of the Brexit Referendum in June 2016. As Commissioner, he championed the EU's project for Capital Markets Union, speaking and visiting member states in the course of his Commissionership.
Chief Executive, Barclays Bank Ireland PLC
Kevin Wall was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC in May 2017. He most recently has served as Chairman of Corporate Banking and Vice Chairman, Investment Banking for Barclays based in London. Kevin joined Barclays in 1981. He held roles in Corporate Banking, Project Finance and Foreign Exchange in the UK, US and Australia, and London-based management roles in Strategic Planning and Human Resources. These were followed by Investment Banking roles in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, and Corporate Banking in London.
MEP, & Member of the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament
Brian was elected to the European Parliament in May 2014 for the Dublin Constituency. Brian is a full member of the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee and a substitute member of the Development and Budget Control Committees. He is also a member of the European Parliaments delegation for relations with Iraq. He has been one of the foremost parliamentarians in Strasburg in shaping EU legislation affecting financial services.
Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Department of Finance, Ireland
Robert Watt is Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Department of Finance, Ireland. He is an economist and has broad experience in both the public and private sector. He has worked in a range of roles within the Department as well as previously working with Indecon Economic Consultants and London Economics.
Executive Vice President Corporate & Institutional Services, Northern Trust - Dublin
As a member of the Northern Trust European Management Committee and Head of GFS EMEA, Clive also has overall responsibility for leading the company's Irish operations in Dublin and Limerick. He joined Northern Trust in May 2011. As part of managing Northern Trust's expanding and evolving servicing offering, he played a key role in ensuring the smooth integration of Northern Trust Securities Services (Ireland) Ltd following the acquisition of Bank of Ireland Securities Services, June 1st 2011. Prior to joining Northern Trust Clive was Managing Director at JP Morgan and responsible for EMEA asset managers and hedge funds. During his career spanning over 30 years, Clive has worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, Deutsche Bank and Barclays International. He also spent six years at Northern Trust in London, between 1997 and 2003, as Head of Relationship Management for the Global Fund Services and Investment Manager Liaison Group. Clive is an ex-President of the Irish Chamber of Commerce and is also a serving Board member of the Irish U.S. Council, Basis.point charity and Chambers Ireland.
Chairman, Financial Reporting Council
Sir Win Bischoff is Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council in the United Kingdom and Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc. He is a Director of S&P Global Inc, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey. He was previously Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc (2009-2014). Sir Win has substantial experience of leading complex international committees and boards. His background spans a range of sectors, including banking and capital markets, finance and government regulation and public policy. He was CEO and then Chairman of Schroders plc (1984-2000), Chairman of Citigroup Europe (2000-2009) and interim CEO and then Chairman of Citigroup Inc (2007-2009). Since 1983 he has served on the boards of 10 major public companies (5 in the UK, 3 in the US, 2 in Europe).
Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation, City of London Corporation
As chair of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation she is responsible for taking a lead on policy issues affecting the UK financial and related professional services sector. She replaced outgoing policy chairman Mark Boleat in May 2017 with the aim of "ensuring the City remains a global financial centre after Brexit and will maintain "strong ties with political representatives both in the UK, EU and internationally". Outgoing policy chairman Mark Boleat said on her appointment: 'Handling the referendum and now Brexit has been a challenge for the City. There is much to do if London is to retain its pre-eminence in a post-Brexit world. I have complete confidence that Catherine will do a great job in representing the City and ultimately helping to secure a Brexit deal and domestic policy outcomes that will see the City continue to thrive.'
Head of the Oversight Division, Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank
Fiona van Echelpoel has been Head of Oversight Division in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments (DG-MIP) of the ECB since September 2015. She has a broad background in central banking, having worked in a number of functions in the market infrastructure and market operations areas of the ECB since its establishment in 1998 and previously for its forerunner the European Monetary Institute (EMI). Prior to that she worked at the Central Bank of Ireland. She has represented the ECB in various European and international fora over the years and currently chairs the ESCB Payments and Securities Oversight Working Group. She holds a degree in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin.
Country Manager, Citadel Securities (Europe) Limited
Prior to joining Citadel in November 2016, Jonathon spent 16 years at JPMorgan, most recently as Senior Country Business Manager, Bank CFO and Interim CEO for its FSP administration companies in Ireland. Before this, Jonathon was Financial Controller in JPMorgan Bank Luxembourg and JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management in Luxembourg, having initially joined as Deputy General Manager of Robert Fleming Luxembourg Branch. Jonathon is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Certified Bank Director through the Institute of Banking. He worked as an auditor with Deloitte Luxembourg between 1997 and 2000, having trained as an accountant with Grant Thornton in Dublin prior to that. He has a masters degree and a bachelors degree in Economics from University College Dublin and a diploma in accounting from Ulster University.
Former SEC Commissioner, USA, and director, Irish Stock Exchange. Chief Legal Officer, Mylan Inc, Former CEO of Patomak Partners LLC Washington DC.,
Daniel M Gallagher was a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from November 7, 2011 to October 2, 2015, and until 2017 has served as President of Patomak Global Partners, LLC., He is Chief Legal Officer of Mylan Corp, and is a director of the Irish Stock Exchange. As SEC Commissioner, he directed the SEC's reform of Money Market Funds regulation in the United States. https://twitter.com/DanGallagherGrp
Chief Executive Officer - International DST Financial Services, DST International Holdings Ltd
William Slattery is Chief Executive Officer - International, DST Financial Services at DST International Holdings Ltd. and Chairman of International Financial Data Services. He is responsible for all DST business activities operating outside of the United States. Prior to joining DST, Mr. Slattery was head of the Investment Servicing business for State Street in Europe. He joined State Street in 2003 upon the acquisition of the Global Securities Servicing Business of Deutsche Bank and assumed responsibility for the Irish and, later, Luxembourg businesses of State Street. Before Joining State Street, Mr. Slattery was Managing Director and Head of Global Risk Management at Deutsche Asset Management and Member of the Group Risk Board of Deutsche Bank AG. His earlier career included 23 years at the Central Bank of Ireland including senior leadership roles with responsibility of Irelands International Financial Services Centre and as Deputy Head of Banking Supervision. Mr. Slattery was former Chairman of Financial Services Ireland and was a member of the Public Expenditure Review Group, established by the Irish Government in 2009, as part of its response to the Irish economic crisis.
CEO and Founder - fire.com,
One of Ireland's leading fintech entrepreneurs, Colm Lyon is the founder and CEO of Fire Financial Services and also the founder and former CEO of Realex Payments. Colm led Realex Payments to a position as one of Europe's largest and most successful online payments businesses, processing in excess of €28 Billion per annum for 12,500 online retailers. In March 2015 Realex Payments was acquired by Global Payments in a deal valued at €115m, a transaction recognised as 'Financial Technology Deal of the Year' in 2015 in the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards.
GRI Director, Queen's University Belfast
Sir John is head of the UK's Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Cybersecurity, CSIT, at Queens University, Belfast, and its academic Principal Investigator. A driving force behind the creation of the Northern Ireland Science Park, a former board member of the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork he has also founded, and sold, two technology companies based on his research activities. With cybersecurity identified as the top technology area of concern by Ireland's FS industry in the recent Finance Dublin/Deloitte Research Report , Professor McCanny, will address cybersecurity and financial services themes. He was the only Northern Irish person knighted in the 2017 honours list.
Former Taoiseach and Former Minister for Finance, Ireland,
John Bruton served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 1994 to 1997. He held a number of the top posts in Irish government, including Minister for Finance (1981 to1982 and 1986 to 1987), and Minister for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism (1983 to 1986). He became leader of Fine Gael in 1990 and served as Taoiseach from 1994 until 1997. He served as the first Ambassador of the European Union to the United States from 2004 to 2009, and is a former Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP).
Former Minister for Finance, Ireland,
Ruairí Quinn was appointed Chairperson of the Institute of International and European Affairs, effective from January 2017. As Minister for Finance of Ireland, he served as President of the Ecofin Council of the European Union in 1996, and worked to accelerate the launch of the European Single Currency. When leaving office in 1997 he handed over a surplus, the first in about 50 years, to qualify Ireland for the single currency. In 1997, he was elected to lead the Labour Party. As Leader, he developed a strong policy platform, in which he promoted closer European integration.
Former Minister for Finance, Ireland, Former Minister for Finance, Ireland
Appointed Minister for Finance in 1987, Raymond MacSharry was one of the most influential forces in establishing the economic policy framework that led to the creation of Ireland's 'Celtic Tiger' economy in the 1990s. His time in office also coincided with the establishment of Ireland's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in 1987.
Chief Executive Officer, Goshawk
Ruth has been CEO of fast growing aircraft lessor Goshawk Aviation since 2015, which has grown to a fleet of 92 commercial aircraft currently. A founding member of RBS Aviation Capital (RBSAC), she held a number of executive roles in the company. These included Head of Investor Markets (with the global responsibility for aircraft trading, debt syndication and sourcing financing) and Head of Risk and Strategy. She was part of the founding team of Goshawk which was established in 2013.
Principal and Managing Director - Investments, Avison Young
An industry expert in real estate technology, greening strategies and smart cities, Amy Erixon has advised public agencies, pensions and federal, state and local governments on issues ranging from affordable housing to ecological urbanism. She leads Avison Young's Global Investment Management practice, which is active across all major and select specialty property types.
Head of International Financial Services, Corporate Strategy and Public Policy, IDA Ireland
Kieran Donoghue is Head of International Financial Services, Corporate Strategy and Public Policy at IDA Ireland. Since before the global financial crisis he has led the marketing of Ireland as a location for international financial services.
President and CEO, IBA Group Limited
Phil is President and CEO of global aviation consultancy International Bureau of Aviation. IBA is one of the leading authorities on commercial aircraft lease rates and aircraft valuations.
Chief Commercial Officer, CDB Aviation Lease Finance
Pat Hannigan is Chief Commercial Officer of China Development Bank-owned CDB Aviation Lease Finance (CDBALF), the wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank, the world's largest development finance institution. He was a founding shareholder of Avolon in 2010 and served as CEO of Avolon's leasing joint venture with Wells Fargo. Previously, Hannigan served as Senior Vice President, Marketing, for RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC). He also held the role of Vice President Marketing at GE Capital Aviation Services, where he managed the pricing and marketing support function, as well as led the development of the company's operations in the Middle East and Africa.
Managing Director, Frankfurt Main Finance
Hubertus Väth is the Managing Director of Frankfurt Main Finance, as well as the founder and Managing Director of NewMark Finanzkommunikation. Prior to this, he spent nearly twelve years working for Deutsche Bank, in positions such as Analyst, Asia Head of Communications, Head of Economic Research for Asia and Global Head of Marketing for Wealth Management in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Singapore. Mr. Väth founded the German and European Structured Products Association and is frequently invited to deliver lectures or participate in panel discussions. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics at the University of Mainz. He is also a member of the German Economic Council.
Head of Strategy, Avolon
Dick Forsberg has over 40 years aviation industry experience, working in a variety of roles with airlines, operating lessors, arrangers and capital providers in the disciplines of business strategy, industry analysis and forecasting, asset valuation, portfolio risk management and airline credit assessment. As a founding executive and Head of Strategy at Avolon, his responsibilities include defining the trading cycle of the business, primary interface with the aircraft appraisal and valuation community, industry analysis and forecasting, driving thought leadership initiatives, setting portfolio risk management criteria and determining capital allocation targets.
Director, EMEA Blockchain, FinTech & Digital, PwC
Seamus is primarily focused on helping clients understand and shape how blockchain can be applied to solve real-world problems as Director, EMEA Blockchain, FinTech & Digital at PwC, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over 15 years experience in Fintech, working in several Financial and Payments institutions, implementing bitcoin, blockchain, payments security and other applications in organisations that include HBOS, CyberSource, and Bitnet Technologies.
Secretary General, European Mortgage Federation and European Covered Bond Council
Luca Bertalot is secretary general of the European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), representing the interests of EU mortgage lenders and the covered bond community in discussions with the European institutions and stakeholders in general on all issues relating to the retail and funding sides of the mortgage business. Established in 1967, the EMF is the voice of the European mortgage industry, providing data and information on European mortgage markets, which were worth over €7 trillion at the end of 2015.
Associate Director, Z/Yen Group Limited
Mark Yeandle is the lead author and co-creator of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). The GFCI has been published every six months since March 2007 and has become a leading indicator of the attractiveness of different financial centres, an increasingly important metric in light of Brexit. Mark has an MBA from Cass Business School where he specialised in Corporate Finance, Economics and International Marketing.