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Leaving Cert not fit for purpose according to Certified Public Accountants in Ireland president

25th May 2018: A 30% drop in the number of people entering the accountancy profession since the start of the recession is leading to a shortage of qualified accountants in Ireland according to Cormac Mohan, President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA).

Morgan Stanley confirms Dublin expansion plans

17th May 2018: Morgan Stanley has confirmed plans to extend its fund management activities in Ireland. Ruairi O'Healai, COO and CEO Morgan Stanley Investment Managers, said the firm intends to establish a new business in Ireland and that is has a number of licence applications pending with the Central Bank of Ireland in connection with this. This is a project that has been targetted by IDA Ireland for some considerable time since the Brexit vote. Two other firms, Legg Mason and Standard Life Aberdeen, also confirmed their plans for their Dublin operations at the Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference 2018.

Minister for Finance says Ireland has formed an alliance with smaller EU states to advocate common position in EU

17th May 2018: A common position on CMU was cited by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, as an example of the common interests that would be shared by other member states in the 'association' which he said includes the Nordics, Baltics and Dutch. The Minister was delivering a keynote address at the Irish Funds Annual Conference in the Convention Centre Dublin today. The Minister also said the much anticipated ILP legislation is currently being reviewed in his department and draft legislation can be expected during the course of the summer. Read more at Finance Dublin.

Thomson Reuters to move €300 billion-a-day forex derivatives MTF business to Dublin from London

May 15th 2018: Thomson Reuters has applied to the Central Bank of Ireland to move its FX Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) to Dublin to maintain access to the EU's single market after Brexit. Thomson Reuters MTF is one of the largest trading platforms in the global forex market with derivatives trading volumes of more than $300 billion a day. Global foreign exchange is a $5 trillion a day market. The move was welcomed by Minister for Jobs & Enterprise Heather Humphries, and IDA Ireland CEO, Martin Shanahan.

The ICAV at the heart of Ireland’s robust investment funds industry

As the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV) enters its fourth year, Meliosa O’Caoimh, Managing Director, Northern Trust, Ireland, identifies the factors behind its success and what will be required to ensure that its growth momentum is maintained. In a wide ranging review, in the 2018 edition of the Finance Dublin Yearbook, she also assesses the key pillars of the Irish investment funds industry, and its service record for both domiciled and non domiciled funds, including the $100 billion Irish ICAV industry that has emerged in the 3 years since the passing of the ICAVs Act in March 2015.

Euronext part finances ISE acquisition with its inaugural €500m bond issue, to be listed on its new Dublin exchange, Euronext Dublin

11 April 2018: Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone with more than 1,300 listed issuers, launched a €500 million, 7-year inaugural bond issue, rated by S&P “A”, with an annual coupon of 1% and listed on Euronext Dublin. Euronext N.V. is rated “A, stable outlook” by S&P since 3 April 2018.

Dublin as a financial centre is still heavily favoured to be a major beneficiary from Brexit- CFA

Tuesday April 10th 2018: Dublin as a financial centre is still heavily favoured to be a major beneficiary from Brexit, according to the latest survey by CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals. Almost 1,000 CFA members responded to the survey, with 24 per cent of respondents from the UK, 24 per cent from the EU (ex-UK), and the remainder from the rest of the world.

The March issue of Finance Dublin

The latest issue features the annual Finance Dublin Accountancy Fee Income Survey for the Top 20 firms in Ireland. It provides the fee income figures for the top 20 firms, with newly calibrated data relating to the calendar year 2017.

Cork as a financial services centre to expand with 250 new positions announced in Clearstream and Apex Fund Services

2nd March 2018: Apex Fund Services has announced the creation of 50 new roles in Cork, adding to this week's announcement by Clearstream, a unit of Deutsche Börse Group, that it is to create 200 new jobs adding to its existing jobs count of 362 to bring total employment at Clearstream to 562. The new Clearstream jobs will be located at Navigation Square, the largest and most significant office development to be undertaken in the city's commercial centre. The announcement of 50 new jobs by Apex Fund Services and the opening of its new Carrigtwohill office has been welcomed by Cork Chamber of Commerce as 'excellent news for the region'. See also this article: 'Cork has all the attributes it needs to become an IFS hub', in the 2017 edition of the Finance Dublin Yearbook.

Euronext acquisition of ISE to deepen the Irish Stock Exchange's offering in a post-Brexit era, helping to position it as a global hub for debt, funds and ETF listings

A sale of the 224 year-old institution for €137 million, excluding an additional €21.8 m in regulatory capital (17.1 times 2016 earnings) follows a strategic search during the course of this year by the ISE for a partner to strengthen its offerings potential after Brexit. Euronext is a pan-European exchange, spanning Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK and is the largest European exchange aside from the London Stock Exchange, which is about twice its size by capitalisation.

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