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Designer of the world's first ILS blockchain transaction to speak at the Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, October 2017

Cedric Edmonds, director of Solidum Re, whose idea it was to use a blockchain and who was key in the design and the implementation of the ILSBlockchain and surrounding structural mechanics, says an alternative to Euroclear was required as it was becoming increasingly difficult to access Euroclear efficiently for smaller private placement note issues.

Irish money messaging App, Plynk, secures €25 million Series A Raise and announces plan to expand in UK and Europe

Dublin, Ireland, June 7, 2017: Plynk, Europe’s first money messaging app, today announces a Series A raise of €25 million by private investment trust, Swiss Privée Ltd. The money messaging app, trialled since 2015 in the Irish market, is set to expand to the UK and Europe, and consolidates original seed investment funding of €750,000 backed by Enterprise Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Delta Partners, the NDRC and a number of angel investors. .

Pepper Money to Beef up Lending Operations with Launch of New Commercial Products

Brand looks to build on success of mortgage lending by providing alternative loan options for commercial borrowers looking to refinance or acquire new properties

Bank of England Governor in keynote speech in Washington sets out vision for a post Brexit global banking system

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England says the global financial system faces a "fork in the road", and Britain should avoid taking steps that would lead to its fragmentation. 'Brexit will be a litmus test of the future of international cooperation. The UK and the rest of the EU have exactly the same rules and the most highly developed frameworks of supervisory cooperation. Their capital and banking markets are already highly integrated. They have the potential to create the template for trade in financial services.'

Legg Mason to open management company in Dublin to add to Brexit options

10th March 2017: Baltimore-Maryland headquartered asset manager is to open a fund management company in Dublin to serve clients in the European Union afer Brexit,. The company has a management company in the US, and its portfolio of management companies includes Edinburgh-based Martin Currie. Legg Mason is an active asset manager with over 360 investment professionals amongst its worldwide staff of 3,400.

Insurance Ireland launches 'Year of Diversity and Inclusion'

15th February 2017: Insurance Ireland today launched its Year of Inclusion to highlight inclusion best practices in member companies and to draw on expert external resources to advance a four part plan for the year.

Professional services firm Accenture to create 300 tech and design jobs, bringing employment total in Ireland to over 2,200

February 10th 2017: The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny joined Accenture Chairman & CEO Pierre Nanterme for the official opening of 'The Dock' the companys multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub today offering jobs in artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things (IOT), and industries including financial services, retail, consumer goods, life sciences and utilities.

Willis Towers Watson is to establish asset management operations in Cork

3rd February 2017: Minister for State, Eoghan Murphy TD today announced that Willis Towers Watson is to establish asset management operations in Cork. Willis Towers Watson plans to create up to 40 roles in areas like asset management operations, service provider oversight, risk & data management, investor on-boarding, compliance, and accounting over the next few years. The company is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

AIB report: 62% of businesses are 'not familiar with equity finance'

Most Irish SMEs rely on traditional forms of finance to grow their business, despite a large increase in the availability of alternative sources of capital for SMEs at all stages of their development, according to a new research report, 'Equity Finance - The Irish Equity Challenge' published today (February 1st). The research, by Ipsos MRBI for AIB, finds that 71% of those surveyed said they were partly financed by the reinvestment of profits from the business, while 56% also relied on traditional bank debt in the form of a business loan or overdraft.

Leading Luxembourg fund servicing company sets up in Dublin to capitalise on Brexit-related 'significant rise in UK-based deal flows'

January 30th 2017: In a move that will further deepen Ireland's investment funds servicing offering, Luxembourg's FundRock, a leading independent UCITS management company and alternative investment fund manager is to open a branch in Dublin. The move comes as a result of market uncertainty in the investment management sector post-Brexit and is in response to clients looking to move their funds to Ireland.

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