Wednesday January 10th, 2018

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A welcoming address from Pete Townsend, a member of the Adminovate organising committee including some logistics and safety notices for the day. What’s the big idea behind Adminovate and what can attendees expect from the conference?

Speaker: Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures

How can we kickstart innovation in the funds industry? What inspiration can we take from other industries?

Speaker: Fergal Brophy, Entrepreurial specialist, UCD Innovation academy

Technology is having a massive influence on our daily lives and is beginning to transfer more and more into our work environment. Large financial services firms are clamouring over each other to declare themselves a ‘tech company’. Can firms in the funds industry adjust their cultures simply through self-declaration? We hear from cutting edge technology companies on what they see as the ‘future of work’.

  • Adrian Whelan, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Intelligence, Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Lisa White, CEO of Spireworks
  • Alan Donoghue, CTO of Assure Hedge
  • Aisling Teillard, CEO at Tandem HR Solutions
  • Lisa Smith, Founder, EnggageSmith & Associates

How can you best prioritise and implement key pieces of new legislation without disrupting your existing day to day operations? Could Regtech hold the answer to the problem?

Speakers:

  • Shane Brett, CEO, Gecko Governance
  • Emerald de Leeuw, CEO, EuroComply
  • Anne-Marie Bohan, Partner, Matheson
  • John Byrne, CEO, Corlytics

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Transfer Agency seems like the most obvious place that disruption could impact in the Funds Industry. From blockchain based share registers to AML and KYC utilities it seems technology will transform Transfer Agency as we know it. Will robots be being running TA or do humans continue to have a role to play?

Speakers:

  • Damian McEvoy, Consultancy, Transfer Agency
  • Laura Wadding, Director, Risk and Regulatory Consulting, Deloitte
  • Rachel Howick, Vice President,Transfer Agency Product Manager, Citi
  • Jon Willis, Chief Commercial Officer, Calastone

What does our Fintech CEO panel see changing in the short and medium term? What issues are their clients facing and how are they leveraging external innovation to solve them? How should large financial service firms approach working with Fintech companies and what are the benefits?

Speakers:

  • Cillian Leonowicz, Head of Client Solutions Consulting, Fenergo
  • Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQMetrics
  • Andrew White, CEO, FundApps
  • Bert Boerman, CEO, Governance.io
  • Peter Cripwell, CEO, RiskSystem

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Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years.

Is this generation really at all different to the last one? Our panel debates the stereotypes and stigmas about working with Millennials.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Johnston, Executive Director, Head of Clients, Sales and Legal, FundAssist
  • Ronan Brennan, Chief Product Officer, Compliance Solutions Strategies
  • Claire Millar, Assistant Vice President, Barclays Bank Ireland Plc
  • Bernard Hanratty, Independent Director

Speaker:

  • Colin Platt, CEO, CGP Consulting

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The world of fund management is changing rapidly. Managers are under massive fee pressure from Investors who are demanding increased transparency. In addition, regulations are continuing to be a burden. How can service providers become true partners and pave the way for Manager success?

Speakers:

  • Pete Townsend, Founder, Norio Ventures
  • Furio Pietribiasi, Managing Director, Mediolanum Asset Management Ltd.
  • Carmel Jordan, European Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), Delegated Solutions, Mercer
  • Eoin Motherway, Head of Operations, The Asset Management Exchange (AMX)
  • Tom McGrath, COO BlackRock

The only constant is change. As the Fund Management landscape evolves Services Providers will need to adapt their product to service changing needs. What role will Ireland play in the future of Fund Administration? What will the Industry look like in 2025?

Speakers:

    • Kieran Fox, Director of Business Development, Irish Funds
    • Ben Grant, Product Manager, Citi
    • Paul Nunan, Managing Director Fund Solutions, Link Asset Services
    • Noreen Boland , Director of Operations, Citco Fund Services
    • Orla Foley, Senior Vice President, Investor Services, BBH

Every conference attendee gets 3 chips to vote for their favourite Startups exhibiting in the concourse area during breaks. The top 3 most voted Startups get 4 mins each to pitch their company to the audience on the main stage.

A summary of the days content with some key observations.

Speaker: Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures

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