Speaking line-up announced for ‘Developing the Irish Fund Industry for the 2020s’ seminar

We are pleased to confirm panelists for our seminar on the morning of 11th September 2019, delivered in association with IFI Global and PwC. We are grateful for their expertise and look forward to hearing from them on the day.

Thank you to our host, PwC; our panel sponsors; Link Fund Solutions, Pacific Fund Systems, Funds-Axis, and our associate sponsors; Bridge Fund Management, Invest NI, Enterprise Ireland.

With >200 guests registered only a few places remain.


8.00 – 8.30 Registration & Breakfast

8.30 – 8.35 Opening Remarks, Andrew O’Callaghan, PwC Global Advisory Leader – Asset & Wealth Management

8.35 – 9.20, The Evolution of ManCo Hosting Platforms

  • Brian Higgins, Partner, Dillon Eustace
  • Karoline Keane, Director, Man Group
  • Paul Nunan, Managing Director, Link Fund Solutions, Ireland
  • Adrian Whelan, Senior Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman

9.20 – 10.05, Irish Fund Governance in the CP86 Era

  • Geraldine Brehony, Assurance, Asset & Wealth Management, PwC
  • Mark Crossan, Head of New Business, Bridge Fund Management
  • Noel Ford, Independent Non-Exec DirectorDeclan O’Sullivan, Partner, Dechert

10.05 – 10.25 Coffee break

10.25 – 11.10, Productivity in Fund Servicing

  • Ronan Daly, Chairman, Centaur Fund Services
  • Paul Kneen, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Fund Systems
  • John McCann, Managing Director & CEO, Mainstream Fund Services
  • David Pasley, PwC Advisory Consulting

11.10 – 11.55, Technology & the Irish Fund Industry

  • Olwyn Alexander, Global Asset & Wealth Management Leader, PwC
  • Killian Buckley, Head of Management Company Solutions, Duff & Phelps
  • Darren Burrows, Chief Executive Officer, Funds-Axis
  • Tom Kirkpatrick, Independent Non-Exec Director


  • Simon Osborn, Chief Executive, IFI Global
  • Karena Vaughan, Managing Director, Catalina Consulting

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