'To 2025 and beyond' - the big issues facing global financial services
The looming Brexit on March 29th, the future for European Capital Markets after that, and the problems and opportunities facing global financial markets businesses and financial centres form the agenda of The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018 (FCSDublin).
Inspiring figures from the coalface of IFS will address the themes of product development, risk management, the forces of technology, and the product and jurisdictional platforms of the future in 13 sessions that will hear over 50 speakers expert in global capital markets, portfolio management and aviation finance. The Summit will present unique opportunities for delegates to mix at the numerous social events at the Summit which will start with a Welcome Reception on the evening of October 2nd. This will follow afternoon Masterclass Workshops that will kick off the Summit with sessions that will see some of the most insightful thinkers examine the potentials for real business solutions in areas of key interest, such as KYC, derivatives contracts, and custody.
See the FCSDublin latest Speaker Announcements here:
Managing Director, Industrials/Consumer - Airlines, Cowen
Helane Becker joined Cowen in 2013 as part of the acquisition of Dahlman Rose. Ms. Becker is a managing director and senior research analyst who covers airlines, air freight, and aircraft and container leasing. She has more than 30 years of experience on Wall Street, holding positions within the research, trading, and investment banking departments of several broker/dealers including the former Citi, Lehman Brothers, and Smith Barney. She has been frequently ranked as the #1, 2, or 3 analyst by Institutional Investor magazine, as well as in the top 5 analysts by The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Becker is currently ranked #1 in three StarMine analyst categories. She holds a bachelor's degree from Montclair State University and a master's of business administration from New York University. She is a member of the international honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma, and is currently on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Travel and Tourism Advisory Board as well as on the Advisory Board of the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State.
President and CEO, CDB Aviation
Peter Chang, the President and CEO of CDB Aviation, the aviation leasing arm of China Development Bank, one of the three 'policy banks' of the Peoples' Republic of China, has been an active member of the aviation community for the past four decades, starting his career in Boeing, and entering the leasing industry with Guinness Peat Aviation. He was the pioneer of aircraft leasing in China, having leased the first aircraft there as MD at GPA. He started work at Boeing immediately after graduating in 1979 and his vast experience includes manufacturing, sales and leasing. Having long been at the forefront of aviation leasing, aside from serving in China as MD at GPA, he has served as Executive Vice President of Aircastle Advisers and International Leasing Finance Corporation. Prior to joining CDB Aviation he was the Principal for the China Aviation Advisors Group.
Director, Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)
Liam Lacey is Director of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and formerly worked with Irish Continental Group as Managing Director of its Container and Terminal Division. He has extensive experience in shipping, chartering and port development. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and holds a Masters Degree in management from Trinity College, Dublin. Before joining the IMDO, Liam lectured in the area of strategic management and innovation in NUI Maynooth. Liam was a member of IBEC's Transport Council, which represents the views of industry in the area of transport and logistics.
Head of Trading, CDB Aviation
John Leenane is Head of Trading at CDB Aviation. Mr. Leenane has extensive experience in the aircraft operating leasing industry and brings deep expertise to CDB Aviation's leadership team in areas such as lending, financing, trading, pricing, portfolio management, aircraft acquisition, and development of strategic relationships. Prior to CDB Aviation, Mr. Leenane was Regional Director, Europe & Asia - Financial Institutions Group at CIT Aerospace.
Managing Director, Aviation Financial Consultancy, DVB Bank
Kieran O'Keefe is a Managing Director and Head of the Aviation Financial Consultancy division of DVB Bank based in London. His current responsibilities include advising airlines and lessors on raising finance and developing new investor markets for aircraft financing. From 2011 to 2013 he was based in DVB's Singapore office covering Asia. Kieran has worked in the aviation and investment banking sectors for the past 29 years, involved primarily in the areas of structured finance, advisory and aircraft operating leasing. During that time he has completed financings for aircraft worth over 7.0 billion.
Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Marjan Riggi is a Senior Managing Director who leads the Corporate Aviation and Specialty Finance teams at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. She has over 20 years of multi-sector expertise in credit analysis of banks and specialty finance, as well as securitizations. Marjan initiated ratings of aircraft lessors at KBRA in early 2013 and has since been responsible for the development of the analytical framework and the ratings of aircraft lessors and airlines including EETCs and other secured aviation financings. Prior to joining KBRA, Riggi was a Senior Credit Officer at Moody's with senior lead responsibility for banks and diversified financials (finance companies, private equity firms, stock exchanges, and other securities firms). Before covering financials, Marjan was a lead analyst in Structured Finance at Moody's where she covered ABS and RMBS as well as ratings criteria development. She began her career as a Banking Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Marjan has a Masters in International Affairs and Finance from Columbia University in NY and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Kansas.
Chief Financial Officer, Ryanair
Neil Sorahan was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Ryanair in October 2014, having previously served as its Finance Director from June 2006. Prior to that, he was Ryanair's Group Treasurer from January 2003. Before joining Ryanair, Neil held various finance and treasury roles at CRH plc, the international building materials group (June 1992 to December 2002).
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.
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.
Contributing Editor, Aviation Finance
Joe is Contributing Editor, Aviation Finance, Ireland's world-leading publication on the financing and economics of air transport and Director of Corporate Broking in Goodbody Stockbrokers.
Former SEC Commissioner, USA; 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 former 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, Jersey Finance
As CEO of Jersey Finance, Geoff Cook works closely with governments, regulators, financial professionals and investors, to promote the Island's award-winning finance industry, whilst highlighting legal and regulatory developments, as well as innovations in products and services that make international trade and investment easier to do.
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. Vaeth 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.
Managing Director, Keith Boyfield Associates
Keith Boyfield is an internationally recognised economist and the author of over ninety publications on public policy and planning issues, economic development and regulatory policy. Keith has been an adviser to the European Commission and he has also acted as a consultant to some of the world's largest companies , trade bodies and organisations, including Aon, the BBC, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the Commonwealth Business Council, The Crown Estate, KPMG, Mott MacDonald Ltd., the Swiss Bankers' Association and Thomson Reuters plc. His consultancy work focuses on the agri-business, energy, financial services, media, property and transport sectors. Keith has built up a strong relationship with several leading think tanks, notably the Centre for Policy Studies, founded by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and a Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. In addition, he is a Research Fellow of the European Policy Forum, chaired by Lord Tugendhat; the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland; and the Euro Gulf Information Centre, a recently established international relations institute located in Rome. Keith has contributed to The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, City AM, The Yorkshire Post and La Razon in Madrid. He is also a frequent commentator on a range of international broadcast channels including Al Jazeera, the BBC and Radio France Internationale (RFI).
Chairman, Derivatives Vision
Patrick L Young is a leading expert in all aspects of global market infrastructure and financial centres, and the pubisher of Exchange Invest the daily newsletter on all aspects of securities and derivatives exchanges worldwide. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling "Capital Market Revolution", and "New Capital Market Revolution", as well as "The Promiscuous Investor" and "The Exchange Manifesto".
Patrick returns to moderate sessions at the Financial Centres Conference this year. A frequent broadcaster and speaker at industry conferences throughout the world, he has written Op Eds for leading financial newspapers including AFR, Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. See Patrick Young on Twitter
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.
Managing Director, ConsenSys
Lory is the Managing Director of ConsenSys. ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world. Prior to ConsenSys, he was a Director within Deloitte Ireland's Strategy & Operations consulting practice and has over 11 years management consulting experience primarily in financial services but also in public and private organisations. He is currently (and has been for the past 10+ years) an adjunct assistant professor in Strategic Management and Information Systems Strategy with the Department of Computer Science & Statistics in Trinity College Dublin. Prior to joining ConsenSys and Deloitte, he worked with Accenture as a member of their Finance & Performance Management team.
Director of Distribution, KBC Bank Ireland plc
Darragh is the Director of Distribution at KBC Bank Ireland where he leads the delivery of KBC's integrated omni-channel distribution across all physical and digital channels and is a member of the bank's senior leadership team. He joined KBC Bank Ireland in 2010 where he previously held positions of Director of Products and Director of Retail Recovery. Darragh has 20 years' experience in corporate finance and banking. He previously worked as Corporate Finance Director at Eisner Amper Ireland and has held various roles in retail, corporate and SME banking. A holder of a BA in Economics from University College Dublin (UCD), Darragh is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Director, FCCA FCSI FBCS, Z/Yen Group Limited
Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI FBCS co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London's leading commercial think-tank and venture firm, in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Z/Yen boasts a core team of respected professionals as well as numerous associates, and is well-capitalised due to successful spin-outs and ventures. A qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. His PhD was on the application of risk/reward methodologies involving chaotic systems. Michael's career summary is a decade of technology research, followed by a decade in finance, then two decades at Z/Yen.
Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, Central Bank of Ireland
Ed Sibley was appointed Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation on 1 September 2017. He is an ex-officio Member of the Central Bank Commission and is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank - Single Supervisory Mechanism. As Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, Ed is responsible for leading the supervision of credit institutions, insurance firms and the asset management industry. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of Credit Institutions Supervision, responsible for overseeing the Central Bank's supervisory work for all banks and credit unions operating in Ireland. He joined the Central Bank in 2012 in the Banking Supervision area. Ed has more than 20 years' experience working in the financial services sector. His previous experience includes working for the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) leading the supervision of European banks operating in the UK; and a variety of risk management roles in Bank of Ireland and PwC. Ed has an MBA from Smurfit Business School, and a degree in Economics.
Secretary General, AMICE Secretariat
Sarah Goddard is the secretary general of AMICE (the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe), a Brussels-based representative and advocacy body for the mutual and cooperative insurance industry across Europe which represents approximately 30% of insurance premiums in the region. Sarah Goddard has over 25 years' experience of the global re/insurance industry. Before joining DIMA, of which she became the first CEO more than 10 years ago, Sarah worked as Editor for the Global Reinsurance magazine and as International Bureau Chief for the Business Insurance magazine. She started her career at Lloyd's of London and graduated from the University of Manchester, UK.
Chief Risk Officer, Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Gareth Murphy is Chief Risk Officer of Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Aberdeen Standard Investments. He joined Standard Life in January 2017 as Chief Risk Officer of Standard Life Investments and Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer. Previously, he spent six years as Director of Markets Supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland. During that time, he was also a member of Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority and chair of its Investment Management Standing Committee. From 1995, Gareth spent thirteen years in the investment banking and hedge fund industries, initially at Long-Term Capital Management, then at JP Morgan where he was Co-Head of European Equity Flow Derivatives and then at Castlegrove Capital Management where he was a partner. This period is book-ended by two stints at the Bank of England where he started his career as an economist in 1992 and subsequently returned during the financial crisis in 2008. Gareth Murphy graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in Mathematics and Economics. He holds a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick.