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European Financial Forum 2020

Ready for a new decade

Dublin |
Speakers include:
The Rt Hon Sir John  Major KG CH

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH

Norihiro Takahashi

Norihiro Takahashi

Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Mary Daly

Mary Daly

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Overview

The Financial Times, in partnership with IDA Ireland, presents the fifth annual European Financial Forum, bringing together international and Irish industry executives, policy makers, regulators and thought leaders to provide cutting edge analysis on the main business and regulatory issues that the financial services industry should consider in 2020 and the years ahead.

This annual forum will offer a unique opportunity to reflect on the crucial issues impacting the financial industry today, and the opportunities that the next decade will bring. The theme of this year’s event will focus on being ready. Ready for the transformative potential that technological disruption will bring to global financial services. Ready to harness the possibilities being catalysed by the drive to embed sustainability across the business, investment and banking worlds. Ready for the shifting dynamics that Brexit, US-China trade tensions and other geo-political developments will bring to an already competitive operating environment. Ready for the prospect of a new model of capitalism, as momentum builds among leaders to redefine corporate purpose.

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Agenda - 12th Feb

  • 8:00am
    Registration and refreshments
  • 8:45am
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Patrick Jenkins, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

  • 8:50am
    Welcome and Introduction

    Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland

  • 9:00am
    Government Address
  • 9:10am
    Economic Keynote

    Gabriel Makhlouf, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland, Member, Governing Council, European Central Bank (ECB)

  • 9:30am
    Keynote

    Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan

  • 9:50am
    Fireside Chat

    Philip Lane, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank  

    In conversation with Patrick Jenkins, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:10am
    Keynote Address

    Francisco Aristeguieta, CEO for International Business, State Street Corporation

  • 10:30am
    Networking Break
  • 10:50am
    Leaders’ Panel 1: The Financial System 2020-2030 – Repositioning for tomorrow’s opportunities

    As the global economy begins a new decade, attention is turning to new possibilities.  Where are the opportunities and threats for finance in a world adapting to rapid technological change, demographic shifts, evolving consumer behaviours and a greater focus on sustainability?  How are leaders in the financial services industry adapting their business models in a multi-polar, post Brexit, European financial system?

    Massimo Doris, Chief Executive Officer, Banca Mediolanum Spa

    David Livingstone, Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Citi

    Andrew McDowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank

    Jeffrey Phlegar, Chairman and CEO, MacKay Shields LLP

    Moderator:Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:30am
    Financial services in Japan – Towards A New Decade

    Ichiro Miyashita, State Minister of Cabinet Office (Economic and Fiscal Policy), State Minister of Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan

  • 11:45am
    Panel: The Next Phase in Fusing the Digital and Financial Worlds

    As technology revolutionises the finance industry, this session will forecast the next wave of innovation in this fast moving and exciting field by looking at the rise of RegTech and InsurTech, developments in AI and payments, and more. How will emerging technologies continue to transform banking, investment management and insurance services in the years to come?  How should regulation evolve to both facilitate and scrutinise innovation and disruption?

    Joe Heneghan, CEO, Revolut Ireland

    Graham Kellen, Chief Technology Officer, Schroders Personal Wealth

    Sohee Park, Chief Product Officer for Group Digital Investments and Technology, Ping An Group

    Gary Barr, Chief Data Officer, BNY Mellon  

    Moderator: Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:30pm
    Dialogue: Regulatory Perspectives on Sustainability

    Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Ireland. 

    Alessandra Perrazzelli, Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy

    Brian Quintenz, Commissioner, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    Moderator: Patrick Jenkins, Deputy Editor,Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:20pm
    Fireside Chat

    Mary Daly, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

    In conversation with Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:40pm
    Keynote

    José Manuel Campa, Chairperson, European Banking Authority

  • 3:00pm
    Leaders Panel 2: Is Momentum Really Building Towards A More Sustainable Global Economy?

    Driven by the rising tide of protest on climate change inaction and greater shareholder engagement and stewardship, ESG issues matter more now than ever in today’s global business environment. But have we reached a tipping point as key questions persist around value and outcomes, along with uncertainty in the current economic cycle, pursuit of short-term returns and a lack of alignment between the goals of asset managers, asset owners, financiers and corporates. What needs to change to encourage long-term sustainable growth to the benefit of all?  Who should drive the change and what role will the Finance industry play? 

    Introductory remarks: Saker Nusseibeh CBE, CEO, International, Federated Hermes

    Panelists:

    Pat Cox, Chairman, Green Finance Committee, Sustainable Nation Ireland            

    Saker Nusseibeh CBE, CEO, International, Federated Hermes

    Teresa O’Flynn, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy, BlackRock Alternatives Investors

    Nick Stansbury, Head of Commodity Research, Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM)

    Declan Costello, Deputy Director-General, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

    Moderator: Arthur Beesley, Ireland Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:40pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:00pm
    Keynote Interview

    George Muzinich, CEO and Chairman, Muzinich & Co

    In conversation with Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:20pm
    Financial Markets Infrastructure Dialogue

    Jonathan Chait, Chief Operating Officer, Interactive Brokers

    Chris Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, AcadiaSoft

    Moderator: Arthur Beesley, Ireland Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:50pm
    Keynote Address

    Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

  • 5:10pm
    Fireside Chat: Brexit, the UK, the EU and the Future

    The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH

    In conversation with Patrick Jenkins, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:40pm
    Concluding Addresses and Summation

    Paschal Donohoe TD , Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Government of Ireland

    Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 6:00pm
    Close of Forum followed by Evening Drinks Reception

Speakers (30)

The Rt Hon Sir John  Major KG CH

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH

Sir John Major entered the House of Commons in 1979, and Government in 1983.  He joined the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1987;  was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in July 1989;  and Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 1989.  

Sir John was appointed Prime Minister on November 28, 1990 and served in that position until May 1997.  In the General Election of April 1992, he led the Conservative Party to an unprecedented fourth term in Office. 

As Prime Minister, Sir John focused his efforts upon securing peace in Northern Ireland and upholding Britain's position in the world community as a political, social and economic leader.  He was Prime Minister throughout the first Gulf War and, at home, instigated long-term reforms in education, health and public services. On May 1, 1997, he handed over the strongest economy any incoming UK Government had inherited.

Sir John retired from Parliament at the UK General Election in May 2001. His business interests include Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse;  and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Global Infrastructure Management. He chairs the Campaign Board of King’s London, is a Joint President of Chatham House, and Patron or President of a number of UK and international charities.

On New Year's Day 1999, HM The Queen appointed Sir John a Companion of Honour in recognition of his initiation of the Northern Ireland Peace Process;  and on St George's Day 2005, a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.  

In October 2011, Sir John was appointed Chairman of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, a Commonwealth-wide initiative which has been established to create a lasting legacy to Her Majesty’s 60 years as Sovereign.  

In 2012, Sir John was awarded The Grand Cordon of The Rising Sun by The Emperor of Japan.  In 2017, he received the Sir Winston Churchill Award from the International Churchill Society.  In 2019, he was presented with The George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service – the last recipient to be personally chosen by President George H W Bush.

Norihiro Takahashi

Norihiro Takahashi

President
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Norihiro Takahashi is the President of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), a position he has held since  2016. He was previously the Representative Director and President of JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. Before that, from 1980 to 2015, Mr Takahashi was Senior Managing Director at the Norinchukin Bank, where he held various leadership positions in the areas of investment and management including General Manager of Credit & Alternative Investment Division, General Manager of Fixed Income Investment Division, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Division and Deputy General Manager of Financial Planning and Control Division. He also served as General Manager at Nagasaki Branch of the Bank. He holds a Law degree from the University of Tokyo.

Mary Daly

Mary Daly

President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Mary C Daly is the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. As a participant on the Federal Open Market Committee, she helps set American monetary policy that promotes a healthy and stable economy.   Since taking office in October 2018, Dr Daly has committed to making the San Francisco Fed a more community-engaged bank that is transparent and responsive to the people it serves. She works to connect economic principles to real-world concerns and is a sought-after speaker on monetary policy, labor economics, and increasing diversity within the economics field.  Dr Daly began her career with the San Francisco Fed in 1996 as an economist specializing in labor market dynamics and economic inequality. She went on to become the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Director of Research. She has also served on the advisory boards of the Congressional Budget Office, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Rehabilitation Research and Training, the Institute of Medicine, and the Library of Congress.  Dr Daly holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a PhD from Syracuse University. She also completed a National Institute of Aging post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.

Philip Lane

Philip Lane

Member of the Executive Board
European Central Bank

Philip R. Lane joined the European Central Bank as a Member of the Executive Board in 2019. He is responsible for the Directorate General Economics and the Directorate General Monetary Policy. Before joining the ECB, he was the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. He has also chaired the Advisory Scientific Committee and Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and was Whately Professor of Political Economy at Trinity College Dublin. He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1995 and was Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University from 1995 to 1997, before returning to Dublin. In 2001 he was the inaugural recipient of the Bernácer Prize for outstanding contributions to European monetary economics.

Francisco Aristeguieta

Francisco Aristeguieta

Chief Executive Officer, International Business
State Street Corporation

Francisco Aristeguieta is Chief Executive Officer for international business at State Street Corporation.with responsibility for all international business activities, including driving strategy, stewarding client engagement, developing talent, pursuing growth opportunities and increasing market share. Francisco also works on deepening relationships with local government officials and regulators and is a member of the company’s Management Committee. Prior to joining State Street, he was the CEO of Citigroup Asia, with responsibility for all businesses in the region’s 16 markets, as well as consumer operations in the UK, Russia, Poland and the UAE. He oversaw 60 thousand people across the region and almost 30 percent of Citigroup’s earnings. He was a member of Citigroup’s Global Management Committee since 2012. He joined Citigroup in 1994 and held several leadership roles, including CEO of Latin America, Citi Transaction Services Head for Latin America and Mexico, CEO for Citi Venezuela and Ecuador and CEO for the Andean Region Cluster of countries. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex) and the CTS Global Executive Committee. Prior to Citigroup, Francisco worked for Vestcor Partners, and Petroleos de Venezuela’s (PDVSA) Project Finance Group. He has served on several boards, including The Citigroup Foundation for Citi Ventures and the Asia Society. as vice chairman of the board for Banco de Chile and chairman of the board for Colfondos. He was a board member for the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America, The American Society and Council of the Americas, Junior Achievement Americas, Banking Associations of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, and the American Chambers of Commerce for Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador, and was a member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO) beginning in 2003. Francisco holds an MBA from Brunel University, a graduate degree in banking and finance, and an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in management from the Universidad Metropolitana. 

Gary Barr

Gary Barr

Chief Data Officer
BNY Mellon

Gary Barr is Managing Director, Digital and the Global Head of Data Strategy, and a member of the BNY Mellon Senior Leadership Team. He joined BNY Mellon in 2018. Between 2009 and 2013, Gary ran the Research Data organization at the world’s biggest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, with responsibility for overall data strategy, business / process architecture, data technology, and vendor relationships across the span of data assets needed to enable Bridgewater to identify alpha in the markets. Before that, Gary held a variety of high profile executive roles within the Thomson Reuters organization (2002-2009) including as CEO of the Loans Pricing Corporation, Head of the Pricing & Reference Data business unit globally, and as Head of TRGR Markets based in Zurich.   Gary has over 25 years of experience in the Capital Markets industry, having also held various executive Operational positions with HSBC (2016-2017), SG Warburg (1987-1994), Goldman Sachs (1994-1995), and Credit Suisse First Boston (1995-2001). He also co-founded a niche investment banking data management consultancy practice in London in early 2001, and was the COO for two start-up data analytic companies in NY between 2013 and 2016.  Gary attended the Royal Hospital School naval school / academy in the United Kingdom where in addition to his military education, he studied industrial economics, applied & pure mathematics, and computing analysis. 

José Manuel Campa

José Manuel Campa

Chairperson
European Banking Authority

José Manuel Campa, is Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA). He was appointed in 2019 and is serving a renewable five-year term. He represents the Authority and, by chairing the meetings of the Board of Supervisors and of the Management Board, steers the strategic direction of the Authority.  From 2015 and prior to this appointment, Mr Campa served as Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, for the Grupo Santander. Prior to that, he was Professor of Finance and Economics at IESE Business School. Between 2009 and 2011, he served as Secretary of State for the Economy in the Ministry of Economy and Finances of Spain.  He was a member of the Financial Stability Board, the board of the European Financial Stability Facility, the Economic and Financial Committee and alternate governor in multilateral financial institutions. He has served in the Expert Group, chaired by Mr Erkki Liikanen, evaluating policy recommendations on structural reforms for the European Banking industry.  Mr Campa has also taught at the Stern School of Business of New York University and at Columbia University. He has been Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research. Mr Campa has also been a consultant to a large number of international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, and the European Commission. He has served on the boards of Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS) Europe, Bruegel, and General de Alquiler de Maquinaria. Mr Campa holds a PhD and a Masters in Economics from Harvard University and a Licenciatura in Law and Economics from the Universidad de Oviedo.

Jonathan Chait

Jonathan Chait

Chief Operating Officer
Interactive Brokers Group

Jonathan Chait is the Chief Operating Officer of Interactive Brokers Group, a global electronic brokerage firm publicly listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol IBKR. Jonathan has been with the company for over 35 years and currently leads the worldwide client operations, risk management, and information systems along with business development in Europe and Asia. Prior to his current role, Jonathan served as Trading Director for Timber Hill Europe, a market maker in securities and securities options throughout Europe. In addition to his role as COO for the group, Jonathan serves as a director and board member on various Interactive Brokers entities globally.

Declan Costello

Declan Costello

Deputy Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs
European Commission

Declan Costello was appointed Deputy Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs for the European Commission in August 2019.  In 2015, he was appointed Principal Adviser and the European Commission's Mission Chief for Greece for the Third Economic Adjustment Programme.  During this period, he led the negotiations with the Greek authorities on the design and monitoring of policy conditionality underpinning the EFSF and subsequently ESM stability programme for Greece. He was also active in the discussions that led to measures being agreed by the Eurogroup in 2016 and 2018 to ensure the sustainability of Greek public debt.  From 2014 to September 2015 he was Director for the Economies of the Member States (Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Greece, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Croatia and Spain). Since the onset of the economic crisis, he has actively been involved in efforts to devise an economic recovery strategy, as well as negotiations on economic governance in EMU especially on competitiveness and macroeconomic imbalances.  He has been involved in the economic adjustment programmes, notably in Greece. He joined the European Commission in 1991. During the 1990s, he was actively involved in preparations to launch the euro, including the setting up of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). Mr Costello holds a Degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters' Degree from the College of Europe in Bruges.  

Pat Cox

Pat Cox

Chairman, Green Finance Committee
Sustainable Nation Ireland

Pat Cox is a former President of the European Parliament and current President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe. He is engaged in an extensive range of European affairs from pan EU transport policy to democratic capacity building in Ukraine. He is a member of the Appointment Advisory Committee of the European Investment Bank. He has focused increasingly in recent years on issues of sustainability and combating climate change. He is Chairman of the Finance Green Ireland National Committee, chairs the first listed fund in London, Gore Street Energy Fund, offering battery storage solutions, is a board member and chairs the impact investment advisory committee of Appian Asset Management, is a board member of Ecocem a low carbon cement producer and is chairman of SuperNode, a new Irish research company committed to delivering transformative European change in the transmission of renewable energy.

Sharon Donnery

Sharon Donnery

Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Ireland

Sharon Donnery was appointed Deputy Governor, Central Banking in March 2016. She is an ex officio member of the Central Bank Commission and the Governor's Alternate on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). Sharon is responsible for leading the financial stability; economics and statistics; financial operations and corporate affairs directorates of the Central Bank. She is also the Chair of the ECB Budget Committee (BuCom) having been appointed by the ECB Governing Council in December 2016.

Sharon was Acting Governor from June 2019 to August 2019. She was previously a member of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and Alternate Member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). She has chaired a number of European Committees including being Chair of the ECB High Level Group on Non-Performing Loans (NPLs), Chair of the European Banking Authority's (EBA) Consumer Protection Group and Vice-Chair of the EBA Standing Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation.  Sharon joined the Central Bank in 1996 as an Economist in the Monetary Policy Division and has held a range of senior positions as head of division. From February 2013 to August 2014, she held the statutory position of Registrar of Credit Unions and from April 2014 to May 2016 was Director of Credit Institutions. Prior to joining the Central Bank, Sharon lectured in economics at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

Sharon holds a BA in Economics and Politics and a MA in Economics from University College Dublin, and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. In 2019, she was admitted to the Institute of Directors in London as a Chartered Director.

Paschal  Donohoe TD

Paschal Donohoe TD

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform
Government of Ireland

Paschal Donohoe is the Irish Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (from 2016 to 2017), and as the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (from 2014 to 2016). Mr Donohoe held the position of Minister for European Affairs at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2014. He was first elected as a TD in 2011, when he topped the poll in Dublin Central. Prior to this he was a member of Seanad Éireann, the Irish Senate, from 2007 to 2011. He served as member of Dublin City Council from 2004 to 2007. Minister Donohoe was formerly the Chair of Ireland’s Future in Europe Oireachtas Sub-Committee, as well as a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the European Affairs Committee and, as a Senator, was a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport. During his time as member of Dublin City Council, Minister Donohoe was Chair of the Environment & Engineering Strategic Policy Committee, a member of the Corporate Policy Group and Chairman of the Central Area Committee. He holds a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Massimo Doris

Massimo Doris

Chief Executive Officer
Banca Mediolanum

Massimo Doris is Chief Executive Officer of Banca Mediolanum, a position he has held since 2014.  The organisation is one of the leading players in the banking and asset management in Italy and Europe, with approximately 81.9 billion euro in assets under administration.   Mr Doris started his career at Banca Mediolanum in 1999, focusing on commercial areas, reaching the position of Italian Network Manager, responsible for a sales network of over five thousand people.  In 2005, he took on the role of ​Managing Director and General Manager of Banco Mediolanum (part of Mediolanum Group) in Spain. In 2008, he returned to Italy, being appointed Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.  After graduating in Political Science from the University of Milan, he gained experience in the London financial market working at the investment banks UBS, Merrill Lynch and at Credit Suisse Financial Products.  Mr Doris also serves as Vice President of Assoreti, the Association of Investment Consulting Companies.

Joe Heneghan

Joe Heneghan

CEO
Revolut Ireland

Joe Heneghan is CEO of Revolut Ireland. He is responsible for building Revolut’s business in the Republic of Ireland. He defines and implements the Irish business strategy, including maintaining and expanding Revolut’s offering to best suit the needs of its customers, while maintaining the highest governance and compliance standards.  Joe has over 20 years’ banking experience, having spent 14 years at Ulster Bank in senior roles such as Head of Risk Management, Director of Customer Experience and Products, and most recently Chief Administrative Officer. Previous roles included Head of Product Management at First Active plc and Marketing Manager with Permanent TSB bank. 

David Livingstone

David Livingstone

Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Citi

David Livingstone was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Citi Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in 2019. In this role, he is responsible for businesses throughout EMEA, where Citi maintains a physical presence in 55 countries and does business in 51 more.  He is also a member of Citi’s Executive Management Team and reports to CEO Michael Corbat. Prior to assuming his current position, David was Citi Country Officer for Australia and New Zealand from 2016 with responsibility for business in Australia and New Zealand, including developing and implementing the business strategy, fostering client relationships, managing risk and controls, and enhancing and protecting Citi’s reputation in the region. He was also a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Management Team.  He joined Citi from Credit Suisse, where he was Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and a Board member of Credit Suisse International and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, the main operating entities of the group in Europe. He was also Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions business for that region. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Australia, a role he held from 2010 to 2013. He was formerly with HSBC as Managing Director and Head of EMEA Investment Banking Advisory. Prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs for 16 years in a variety of senior roles, including Head of the European Industrials business, Head of Asia (ex-Japan) Mergers & Acquisitions, and Head of Australian Investment Banking. He has extensive experience in corporate and investment banking (particularly in international mergers and acquisitions transactions, capital raisings and corporate restructurings), private banking, consumer banking, and general management.  David holds a BA Honours degree in economics from Macquarie University in Sydney and an MA in law from Jesus College, Cambridge.

Graham Kellen

Graham Kellen

Chief Technology Officer
Schroders Personal Wealth

Graham Kellen is the Head of Distribution and Fund Services Technology. It is a global role and he is responsible for ensuring that the many facets of Schroders Distribution have a voice in technology and the market, client and operational demands of the business are met with a sustainable, scalable Distribution IT strategy. Mr Kellen has extensive IT and eBusiness experience gained from nearly 20 years working in strategic roles within Hedge Funds, Investment Banking and Asset Management technology. He joined Schroders in 2013 from FRM, part of Man Group, where he was the CTO. In recent years Mr Kellen has gained first hand business experience working on client solutions supporting institutional/sovereign wealth fund sales in the US/EMEA where he participated regularly in the acquisition, retention and servicing of Billion $ mandates. He holds an MBA from the OUBS.

Andrew  McDowell

Andrew McDowell

Vice President
European Investment Bank (EIB)

Andrew McDowell is one of the eight Vice Presidents of the EIB who, together with President Werner Hoyer, form the Management Committee that runs the bank on a day- to-day basis. In that capacity, Vice President McDowell has oversight of the Bank’s treasury, economics and evaluation functions, as well as lending operations in energy and the bioeconomy. He is also responsible for institutional relations with 10 European and 14 Asian countries. Prior to joining the EIB in 2016, Andrew was Chief Economic Adviser to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny from 2011, co-ordinating the policies that supported Ireland’s recovery from the economic crisis and sovereign bail-out. He took undergraduate and post-graduate studies in business, economics, finance and international relations from University College Dublin and John Hopkins University.

Steven  Maijoor

Steven Maijoor

Chair
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Steven Maijoor has been the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) since 2011. He is the first chair of the authority and is currently serving his second five-year term. He is responsible for representing the Authority as well as chairing ESMA’s Board of Supervisors and the Management Board. The role of the Board of Supervisors is to give strategic guidance to ESMA and make all main regulatory and supervisory decisions. The Management Board's purpose is to ensure that the Authority carries out its mission and performs its tasks. Prior to taking up this role, Steven was Managing Director at the AFM, the Dutch financial markets regulator, with responsibility for capital market supervision, including financial reporting and auditing, prospectuses, public offerings, and the supervision of the integrity of financial markets. During his term, the scope of activities of the AFM vastly expanded and he was responsible for building and implementing supervision in the capital market area. In his regulatory role at the AFM, Steven has held a number of international positions, including the Chairmanship of IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators). Before joining the regulatory world, Steven was the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, and had pursued a long career in academia which included a variety of positions at Maastricht University and the University of Southern California. He holds a PhD in Business Economics from Maastricht University, was a research student at the London School of Economics, and holds a Masters in Business Economics from the University of Groningen.

Gabriel Makhlouf

Gabriel Makhlouf

Governor
Central Bank of Ireland

Gabriel Makhlouf took up his position as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland in September 2019. He chairs the Central Bank Commission, is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the European Systemic Risk Board, and is Ireland's Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund.   Before joining the Central Bank Gabriel was Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury and the Government's chief economic and financial adviser from 2011 to 2019. During his time as Secretary, he led reviews of New Zealand's three macroeconomic pillars (monetary, financial stability and fiscal policy) and the development of a new framework for the development of economic and public policy focused on intergenerational wellbeing. In addition Gabriel was New Zealand's Alternate Governor at the World Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He was also co-chair of the Trans-Tasman Banking Council.  Previously Gabriel worked in the UK civil service where his roles ranged from policy on domestic and international tax issues through to large-scale operational delivery. He has also chaired the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs and was responsible for the UK's Government Banking Service.

George Muzinich

George Muzinich

CEO and Chairman
Muzinich & Co

George Muzinich founded Muzinich & Co. in 1988. He started his investment career in 1971 with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he worked in that firm’s New York and Zurich offices and later opened and managed its Paris Office. From mid-1984 through mid-1988, George was President of Hoguet, Muzinich, Keller & Co., a securities firm that was subsequently sold to a major European institution. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Ichiro Miyashita

Ichiro Miyashita

State Minister of Cabinet Office (Economic and Fiscal Policy), State Minister of Financial Services Agency, Member of House of Representatives
Government of Japan

Ichiro Miyashita is State Minister of the Cabinet Office (Economic and Fiscal Policy), State Minister of the Financial Services Agency, and a Member of the House of Representatives in the Government of Japan. Between 2018 and 2019 he was the Acting Chairman for the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), having previously served as its Director, Economy, Trade and Industry Division (2012), and as Deputy Chairman (2015).  From 2016 to 2018, he was Chairman of the Standing Committee on Financial Affairs in the House of Representatives. In 2014 he was appointed State Minister of Finance. Mr Miyashita was first elected as a member of the House of Representatives in 2003, and was appointed Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance in 2007. His career before that included roles as Special Assistant to the Minister of Health and Welfare, to the Director General of the Environment Agency, and to the Director General of the Defence Agency, as well as a position at Sumitomo Bank.  He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo.

Saker Nusseibeh CBE

Saker Nusseibeh CBE

CEO, International
Federated Hermes

Saker Nusseibeh is CEO, International of Federated Hermes.  He was appointed CEO of Hermes Investment Management in 2011 having joined in 2009 as CIO. He is also a member of the Federated Investors Executive team. Prior to Hermes, Saker was Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments, having previously been CIO Global Equities since 2005. Before this, he was CIO of Global Equities and Head of Marketing for SGAM UK. This followed SGAM’s acquisition of Trust Company of the West, where Saker was a Managing Director running global and international strategies, as well the London office. He started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987.  Saker is founder of the 300 Club and was an inaugural member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council from 2013 until 2019. He is a member of the IIRC Council, the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum, the United Nations Environmental Programme Financial Initiative Steering Committee, the Banking Standards Board, the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, and the advisory Board of the National Youth Orchestra.  In 2018, Saker was named CEO of the Year at the Financial News Asset Management Europe Awards. He has a BA and PhD in Medieval History from King's College, University of London. Saker was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s 2019 New Year's Honours list for services to Responsible Business and Finance. 

Teresa O'Flynn

Teresa O'Flynn

Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy
BlackRock Alternatives Investors (BAI)

Teresa O'Flynn, Managing Director, is Global Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy for BlackRock Alternatives Investors (BAI). BAI currently manages over $175 billion in total assets and client commitments with a team of over 900. Ms O'Flynn is responsible for instilling BlackRock's firm-wide sustainable investing strategy across our Real Estate, Infrastructure, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Credit businesses. This includes overseeing all aspects of integrating sustainability considerations and risk factors across the platform's investment and asset management processes, developing BAI-wide ESG reporting and contributing to BAI business and product strategy.  Prior to assuming her current responsibilities in 2019, she was Global Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock Real Assets and a senior Portfolio Manager with Global Renewable Power, having joined the firm in 2011 to establish BlackRock's renewables business. She also serves on the board of BlackRock's Irish domiciled ETF, cash and real assets fund companies. Ms O'Flynn has over 16 years of international investment experience having worked as a Senior Corporate Finance Executive at NTR Plc, a private infrastructure developer, operator and business owner. She trained as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and tax advisor (AITI) with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. She holds a BComm from University College Galway, Ireland.

Sohee Park

Sohee Park

Chief Product Officer for Group Digital Investments and Technology
Ping An Group

Sohee Park is Chief Product Officer for Group Investments and Technology in Ping An Group. Previously, she was a managing director at JP Morgan in London and at UBS in London in various roles in AI & data analytics and strategy in the investment bank. Prior to joining the financial services industry, Sohee spent a decade as a consultant in the financial institutions practice in McKinsey & Company, in the London and Hong Kong offices. Sohee holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Alessandra  Perrazzelli

Alessandra Perrazzelli

Deputy Governor
Bank of Italy

Alessandra Perrazzelli has been Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy since May 2019. She previously was Vice President of A2A and Member of the Board of Monte Titoli SpA. Before that from 2013 to 2017, Alessandra was Country Manager of Barclays in Italy. She repositioned the bank in the market, restructuring the non-core business and selling the retail franchise. From 2011 to 2017 she served on the Board of Azienda Trasporti Milanese (ATM), where she was engaged in the relaunch and restructuring of the company at the time of EXPO 2015. Prior to that, Alessandra was Head of International Regulatory Relations in the Intesa Sanpaolo Group and CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk. She started her career as a business lawyer and worked for many years in top law firms both in New York and Brussels. Between 2010 and 2013 she was Founder and President of Valore D, an association of leading companies aimed at supporting women in top positions and promoting talent in organizations. She also founded and promoted Project Gemma to enhance female talent within the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. Alessandra has strongly contributed to changing Italian culture in relation to the advancement of women and she continues to be a well known advocate for equality in the workplace. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the "Rising Star" prize at Barclays, an award for people who are less than two years in the organization, who have helped innovate the business with the specific aim of increasing more inclusion and diversity. In 2007, Alessandra was awarded the prestigious "Premio Bellisario" in Italy and in 2004 she was mentioned among the best 100 antistrust and corporate lawyers by Global Competition Review. She graduated cum laude from Genoa University Law School and New York University Law School, and is a Stanford alumna as a participant on the Stanford University Executive Program.

Jeffrey Phlegar

Jeffrey Phlegar

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
MacKay Shields LLC

Jeffrey Phlegar is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for setting the firm’s strategy and leading the organization as it implements these goals across its fixed income and equity business. This includes oversight of the portfolio management teams, enterprise risk, sales and new product development. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Managers and leads the Senior Leadership Team.   Jeff also serves as Vice Chairman of New York Life Investment Management International, the international arm of New York Life Investment Management. He joined MacKay Shields in 2011 after 18 years of service at AllianceBernstein, where he served most recently as president of Special Opportunities and Advisory Services, responsible for building a variety of new business initiatives, including the firm’s new alternatives platform.  From 2004 to 2008, Jeff co-led AllianceBernstein’s fixed income division as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Jeff’s previous roles at AllianceBernstein included serving as Director of U.S. Fixed Income and Insurance, Director of Liquid Markets/MBS and portfolio manager for Taxable Fixed Income & Insurance. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 1993, he had portfolio manager responsibilities at Equitable Capital Management and served as a fixed income product specialist at Dreyfus Corporation.  Jeff holds an MBA from Adelphi University and a BBA at Hofstra University. He has been working in the investment industry since 1987.

Brian Quintenz

Brian Quintenz

Commissioner
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Brian D Quintenz was nominated by President Trump to serve as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in May 2017, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in August, 2017, and was sworn into office soon after for the remainder of a five-year term expiring in April 2020. Prior to his appointment to the CFTC, Mr Quintenz founded and served as the Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Saeculum Capital Management, a registered Commodity Pool Operator that specialized in risk management and technical analysis investment strategies. He started his career in finance at Hill-Townsend Capital, a Registered Investment Advisor established to focus solely on US bank and financial company investment opportunities. While there, he performed rigorous fundamental valuation analysis on regional and global banks, projected future earnings estimates, and implemented proprietary hedging strategies. Prior to working in the financial markets, Mr Quintenz worked for Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (OH-15) for several years ultimately becoming her senior policy advisor. Mr Quintenz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a major in Public Policy Studies and holds an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Martin Shanahan

Martin Shanahan

CEO
IDA Ireland

Martin Shanahan is CEO of IDA Ireland.  He also serves on the Board and is Chair of the IDA's Investment Committee. IDA (the Industrial Development Agency) is Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. Martin took up this position in 2014. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Forfás – Ireland’s policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation. Martin has been at the forefront of the development of enterprise and innovation policy in Ireland for many years including leading the development of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2011-2014. He is a member of the National Competitiveness Council and was previously part of the Management Advisory Committee of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Ireland’s Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. Martin holds an MRes (Educational Research) from Lancaster University, a MSc and HDip from Dublin Institute of Technology and a BSc (Mgmt) from University of Dublin, Trinity College. He has undertaken executive education in economics at Oxford University, and in innovation for economic development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Nick Stansbury

Nick Stansbury

Head of Commodity Research
Legal & General Investment Management

Nick co-ordinates Legal & General Investment Management’s research into the investment implications of climate change and the energy transition. Alongside his research activities, he also manages a portfolio focused on the energy transition. Prior to joining LGIM, Nick worked for Standard Life Investments as an Investment Director in their Asia and Global Emerging Markets team.

Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh

Chief Executive Officer
AcadiaSoft

Chris Walsh is the Chief Executive Officer of AcadiaSoft. Chris has over 25 years of leadership experience in the financial services technology sector. He previously served as a Senior Vice President with NYSE Technologies and ran its buy side services and solutions group. Prior to joining NYSE, Chris was at NYFIX where he served as both Head of OMS Division and the Strategy function. Prior to NYFIX, he was CEO of Radius Partners, which he co-founded, grew, and subsequently managed the acquisition by FundTech. Chris has also been a senior executive at Thomson Financial, where among other accomplishments he was instrumental in building the Thomson ESG and, subsequently, Omgeo business.

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Co-Chairs and Moderator (3)

Patrick Jenkins

Patrick Jenkins

Deputy Editor
Financial Times

Patrick Jenkins is Deputy Editor at the Financial Times.  He was formerly Financial Editor and Assistant Editor at the Financial Times since 2014. In that role, he shaped the FT’s overall financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment, working closely with the editors of Markets, Lex, FT Money, FTfm and the financial services team, contributing to leader writing and comment, while continuing to write for the Inside Finance column.

Previously, Mr Jenkins was Banking Editor from 2009 until 2014, leading the 10-strong global financial services reporting team. Prior to this he was Companies Editor, and before that Editor of International Company News. Prior to taking up this post, Mr Jenkins spent four years in Germany as Frankfurt Correspondent for the FT. He joined the FT Group in 1996 editing the newsletter FT world insurance report, before becoming a UK companies reporter in 2000.

Laura Noonan

Laura Noonan

US Banking Editor
Financial Times

Laura Noonan is the FT’s US Banking Editor, having recently been the Investment Banking Correspondent, where she writes on some of the world’s biggest banks and on industry trends. Before joining the FT in 2015, she covered European banking for Reuters, and the Irish banking crisis for the Irish Independent. She is also a CFA charterholder.

Arthur Beesley

Arthur Beesley

Ireland Correspondent
Financial Times

Arthur Beesley is Dublin correspondent with the Financial Times, covering Irish politics, Brexit, business and the economy.

Previously he was European Diplomatic Correspondent, based in Brussels. Mr Beesley joined the FT in 2016 after 18 years with the Irish Times, where he covered politics, economics, business and Europe. He studied journalism at Dublin City University. 

Who Attends?

The European Financial Forum is an event designed to meet the needs of senior decision-makers and professionals working in the following areas:

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Institutional Investment
  • Asset Management
  • Financial Regulation
  • Economic Research or Policy
  • FinTech

Within these areas limited places are available, free of charge, to the following professionals:

  • CEO / Chairman / Founder
  • Chief Financial Officer / Chief Investment Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Chief Counsel
  • Chief Economist / Head of Economic Research or Policy
  • Chief Technology Officer / Chief Information Officer
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Compliance or Regulation
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Strategy or Innovation
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Corporate Affairs or Treasury
  • Heads/Directors of Global Markets
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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. We partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

Supporting Partner (1)

Nikkei Asian Review brings insights from Asia, from the inside out. As part of Nikkei, Asia’s largest independent business media group, Nikkei Asian Review offers credible, comprehensive pan-Asian reporting that is vital to our readers’ decision-making.
asia.nikkei.com  

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Dublin Castle
Dame St
Printworks Conference Centre
Dublin 2

Ireland


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