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 choice of seventeen different sector and topic driven panels.
Each and every one of the 17 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 will focus on the world leading clusters of excellence located in Ireland that are delivering solutions to global markets: in Aircraft Leasing, Investment Funds & Asset Management, Market-Based Finance, Reinsurance, 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 in Dublin Castle and other venues in the Dublin Castle complex.
Summit Streams enabling delegates to participate in (a) Plenary Sessions addressing global issues, and (b) these three day-long Streams:
- TAXATION, REGULATION & SUPERVISION
- INNOVATIONS IN FINANCE & FINTECH
- OVERVIEW - FINANCIAL CENTRES: TRENDS AND EMERGING LOCATIONS
Discussing the global issues in the five main International Financial Services hubs where Ireland is a leading world financial centre:
- AIRCRAFT LEASING & AVIATION FINANCE
- INVESTMENT FUNDS & ASSET MANAGEMENT
- REINSURANCE & INSURANCE
- BANKING, CLEARING & MARKET-BASED FINANCE
- DEBT SECURITIES
Latest Speakers Announced:
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
Associate Director, Z/Yen Group Limited
Mark Yeandle is the lead author and co-creator of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI).
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.
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.