Solutions to serve the dynamics of world finance


Key note speakers confirmed to date include:

Jay Clayton, chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission, USA;

The Chief Justice of Ireland, the Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke;

Ken Clarke, MP, QC, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom

The Summit will have the theme of building bridges between financial services centres globally, through the development of mutual recognition and common standards, be they through common legal systems and global regulatory and financial standards.

Chairman of the SEC in the USA, Jay Clayton, the United States’ most senior regulatory official for the stock markets and for other exchanges and markets, is possibly the most important US regulator outside of the Chairman of the Fed.

Ireland's Chief Justice, the Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, is the most senior national chief state amongst the EU nations presiding over a common law legal system in the European Union. He is an advocate of the development of the common law tradition within EU27, and the potential of the Republic of Ireland's Courts system as a Common Law Finance Centre for arbitration and resolution after Brexit.

The Financial Centres Summit, FCSDublin, 2019, on October 16th, will also feature Ireland's emerging lead role within EU27 as an alternative location for UK based FS businesses and how its businesses, institutions and professional advisers can provide a global financial services bridge for Europe, Britain, the US, and the transatlantic partnership, as well as the world as one, including Asia, Africa and the Americas.

FS Sectors: Asset management; Investment banking; Aviation Finance; Banking/Treasury & Insurance/reinsurance

Industry issues: Innovation in financial services; The development of public markets; Fintech; ESG; Innovative product development in asset management and Structured finance

Centres, Jurisdictions and Economic Areas Represented: Ireland; USA; UK; European Union; OECD (confirmed to date).

Summit themes will include:
- The evolution of Common Law jurisprudence in finance after Brexit;
- Promotion of international standards in securities regulation with reference to USA, EU, capital markets - the search for equivalence
- International standards in finance; financial services regulation; courts; taxation; accounting.

Brexit, global capital and FS markets, and the opportunities for financial and professional services firms arising were on the agenda of The Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, 2018 (FCSDublin, 2018) Ireland's role as the emerging lead in EU27 as an alternative location for UK based FS businesses was centre stage at the conference, which heard from Ireland's Chief Justice about its potential as a Common Law FS centre after Brexit, as well as discussions on other key centres, including Toronto, Astana, Labuan, Paris, Jersey, and Northern Ireland.

The story continues on October 15th and 16th, 2019 at Dublin Castle, Ireland, in two back-to-back conferences: on Financial Centres at FCSDublin, October 16th, and preceding it, on October 15th, on Aviation Finance, in the Aviation Finance Conference (AFC Dublin) 2019.

The Summit will present opportunities for delegates to network at the Welcome Reception on the evening of October 15th with incoming delegates at the Financial Centres Summit 2019 (next day October 16th). FCSDublin, 2019 in Dublin Castle on October 15th and 16th and throughout the two days.