IIR & IBC Finance is part of the Knowledge and Networking Division of Informa PLC
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.
Ireland is leading the ETF’s, NON-UCITS and Alternatives Funds market in Europe. With GDPR, PRIIPs, KIID and MiFID II on the horizon, what are the challenges to implementation?
Fund managers are now obliged to conduct detailed due diligence on all the distributors of their funds as well as the TA. This session will explore the regulatory drivers of this new obligation, and explore how they can best be addressed - particularly by outsourcing the work or the pooling of data between managers.
TAs and Asset Managers have assumed responsibility for conducting know your client (KYC), anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions screening tests on mutual fund investors. The work is widely agreed to be cumbersome and poorly rewarded. This session looks at whether proposed utility and third parties can help to raise the quality and efficiency of the process, and who will enjoy the benefits.
VAT can be an important and sometimes overlooked consideration for the fund industry in Ireland and Elsewhere. This session will focus on important VAT considerations for funds in Ireland, recent case law developments and what the future may hold for the industry.
Ireland is positioning itself as a leader in the Blockchain space, notably with the launch of The EMEA Grid Blockchain Lab in Dublin.
This Blockchain project will enhance compliance, increasing transparency and hope to determine the cost benefit of the technology. Here we look at the future of Ireland as a leader in the Bockchain and wider Fintech space.
Big Data and analytics are buzz words that have been doing the rounds across multiple industries for a number of years. But what are the implications of using these in business today? Using practical and real-life examples, this session will explore how Mediolanum Asset Management Limited are using Big Data and analytics to position the investment management business into the future.
In December 2016, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), in cooperation with SWIFT, published a new report about the evolution of automation and standardisation rates of fund orders received by transfer agents (TAs) in the cross-border fund centres of Ireland during the first half of 2016, demonstrating Ireland's commitment to move away from manual processes.
We will discuss in depth how automation is improving the efficiency and reducing the cost in the processes for the TAs.