- July issue: The 2020 Finance Dublin Top 20 Accountancy Firms Survey shows 9 p.c. growth in fee income
The survey also reveals that, while the individual rankings of the 'Top Ten' firms in Ireland did not change last year, there were significant variations in the pace of growth reported amongst individual firms, while among the Top 20 rankings also changed in the past year.
The Managing Partners of the Top Twenty Firms all comment on the year, and the outlook for accountancy and the industry in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.
The Programme for Government (PfG): under the microscope is the new Coalition's 159 page PfG, which contains detailed strategies for financial services, taxation, the financing of the economy, including housing, SMEs, agriculture and the green dimension, which envisages Ireland achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Also, in the July issue: Funds developments, aircraft leasing and C-19, Tax moves related to Covid-19, including in the disclosures area, the Central Bank's PRISM reviews, and new legislation at European level, e.g. in the whistleblowing area, and ESG, as well as Michel Barnier's combative response to the UK latest proposals for FS in Europe after Brexit.
- Ireland wins Apple case appeal against the European Union
July 15th 2020: In a major vindication of the integrity of Ireland's Corporation Tax regime, the General Court of the European Union has annulled the decision of the European Commission of August 2016 to declare that Ireland's engaged in illegal state aid actions in its rulings on corporaton tax in relation to Apple in Ireland.
- June issue: The 2020 Deals of the Year Awards recognise 36 winning Deals across Ireland's capital markets
The 2020 Deals of the Year Awards provide inspiration regarding the potential of the markets to assist the recovery, and placing Irish Law on an international pedestal, there is clear evidence from the Awards that global recognition is being given to Ireland as an international legal hub for a range of capital markets deals and restructurings for multinational businesses with no direct connection to the jurisdiction.
- Covid-19, Finance and the Irish economy
For More on the impacts of Covid-19 on the Financial services industry and the Irish Economy in individual IFS Sectors see Finance Dublin's Inside Pages.
- Interview: Financial services in a time of change: the risks and potential rewards
In a wide ranging interview with Finance Dublin, the Managing Partner of EY Financial Services, Eoin MacManus, provides a perspective on how the financial services industry is meeting the challenge of the Covid-19 crisis, and how it may emerge from it in the medium and longer term. He spoke with the editor, Ken O'Brien in mid May, in a web interview.
- The Central Bank's responses to the Covid-19 crisis and its test of the financial system
The Central Bank of Ireland acted quickly to ensure the freer monetisation of the economy at the first signs of the Panedemic, adjusting its new systemic risk buffer in early March. Here, the Deputy Governor, Prudential, of the Central Bank, Ed Sibley provides an overview of the Central Bank's responses to Covid-19.
- The first month of the crisis has provided assurance that the broader financial markets system and infrastructure has been able to operate 'with great operational and technological resiliency'
TADHG YOUNG, Head of State Street Ireland provides a bird's eye view of the development of the crisis in securities and funds markets. 'There is no textbook that tells you how to navigate through a rapidly-changing public health, economic and financial markets crisis like COVID-19. However, the first priority for all organisations when presented with this unique challenge is the health and safety of their employees', he says.
- Case Study: How The Institute of Banking has adjusted for the pandemic
As educational institutions, from creches up to the 'Groves of Academe' have been re-organising the way they do things, we asked The Institute of Banking, which has over 23,000 members in the IFS sector, with over 4,700 students due to take examinations in May, to describe how they are re-organising to continue in a virtual environment. The IoB's Chief Executive Mary O'Dea describes the transition they have been undertaking. 'The team at IoB and our associate faculty have demonstrated huge adaptability and resilience' she says.
- The formation of a new Government in Ireland
From the April issue: 'Now the challenge should turn to the question of how to safely unlock the lockdown, so that the economic life of the nation can resume as quickly and safely as possible. This now should be the economic policy priority. Meshing perfectly with this is the decision by Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to form a Government representing the decision of two of the Dail's parliamentary parties. In taking the initiative they have thrown the gauntlet down to other elected TDs, in other parliamentary parties and of none'.
See these articles on the next stages of the formation of a new Government from the March edition of Finance Dublin.
- Investment Funds Ireland 2020: Finance Dublin's Annual Special Report: a showcase for Ireland's Investment Funds & Asset Management Industry
The establishment of Mancos, the development of new clusters and product lines, the structuring of funds in Irish vehicles, with Irish wrappers recording new record asset levels, such as CCFs at over €100 billion, and new agendas in areas such as ESG, and new legislative and regulatory initiatives, are among the key pillars of development examined in 'Investment Funds 2020' Special Report (right).
For more articles on Investment Funds and Asset Management : click here
- In the March issue : details of the 230 Deal Nominations for the 2020 annual Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards
This edition of Finance Dublin
provides the details of the Deals Nominated in 230 nominations for the 2020 annual Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards. The issue, describing, commenting on, and listing the 2020 Deal candidates is a treasure trove of information on the state of corporate finance and corporate financing in Ireland.
It depicts a thriving and growing corporate financing ecosystem that will soon be put to the severest test possible by the 'Black Swan' that has intervened since the end of last year - the Coronovirus crisis, an 'unprecedented economic shock'.
- The Central Bank cuts Capital Buffer from 1% to 0% to free bank funds to fight COVID 19 effects
- February Issue 2020 of Finance Dublin:
This edition of Finance Dublin is the first in a new period for the Irish IFS industry, in which the UK is outside of the EU, a stage which we describe as the 'End of the Beginning' marking the end of what really are just the preliminary stages of Brexit, with the UK leaving the EU from February 1st. "Ireland for Law" - our cover story focusses on the work that is going to to make Ireland a leading EU centre for commercial law, involving Government, Judiciary, the Bar Council and the Law Society.
- Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke's hope for Britain: "We will leave with the softest possible Brexit" at #FCSDublin 2019
- SEC chair Jay Clayton and Ken Clarke MP in On Stage Interviews at FCSDublin2019
FCSDublin, 2019 in Dublin Castle on October 16th featured amongst its keynote speakers the Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission of the United States.