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Starting an IFSC business: event in London with leading IFSC entrepreneurs showcased the opportunities the IFSC offers to financial services entrepreneurs Back
Leading IFSC entrepreneurs showcased the opportunities the IFSC offers to financial entrepreneurs at a seminar in London’s Canary Wharf.
‘How to start and grow an international financial services business in Ireland’ was the theme of a seminar in Morgan Stanley’s London Canary Wharf headquarters on Monday November 28th. A full report on the event is available to Finance Dublin subscribers here.

Organised by expatriate group ‘Business for Ireland’ it was introduced by one of the most senior Irishmen in international capital markets, Bandon Co Cork-born Colm Kelleher, Co-President of Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities and Head of EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Colm Kelleher


Kelleher was CFO of Morgan Stanley at the time of the Lehman’s collapse, and played a prominent role in discussions with the Fed over the rescue of Wall St., as documented, for example, in the Andrew Ross Sorkin book “Too Big to Fail”.
Domhnal Slattery

The speakers at the event were: Moderator: Ronan Carr, Equity Research, Morgan Stanley; Joan Kehoe - CEO, Quintillion; Domhnal Slattery - CEO, Avolon; Peter Caslin - Managing Director, FRS; and Pat Wall - IFSC tax and policy specialist, PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

The conference was devised by Oliver O'Connor, a former editor of Finance Dublin and Finance Magazine, and former special adviser to the Tanaiste and Minister for Health Mary Harney.

Also joining O'Connor on the ‘Business for Ireland’ committee organising the event were Mary Heaney, of Futurelex, Michael Doran of White & Case, and John Kettle of Mason Hayes and Curran, London. Caroline McLoughlin is the organiser of NetEire within Morgan Stanley, sponsoring the event.
Joan Kehoe


Ireland’s International Financial Services Centre, IFSC, is nearly 25 years old and has moved well beyond a small number of businesses located along Dublin's docks. Many international organisations have financial subsidiaries throughout Ireland but the IFSC also provides fertile ground for entrepreneurs to start their own internationally competitive financial services ventures.Three such entrepreneurs spoke, from hedge fund administration, aircraft leasing and asset management software services.

They addressed the following questions: What made them take the leap? How did they start? How did they grow? How were they funded? What obstacles did they overcome? What were the greatest challenges? Most of all: what advice would these entrepreneurs now give to someone thinking of making the same leap into the fast-moving waters of financial entrepreneurship?
Peter Caslin


'You can do it: starting and growing a successful international financial services business in Ireland' a seminar organised by expatriate group ‘Business for Ireland’ and hosted by Morgan Stanley in London on November 28th.
Pat Wall

It was introduced by one of the most senior Irishmen in International capital markets, the Co-President of Institutional Securities of Morgan Stanley, Corkman Colm Kelleher. Kelleher is Co-President of Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities and Head of EMEA and Asia Pacific. He is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee.

Prior to assuming this role in January 2010, Mr. Kelleher served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and Co-Head of Corporate Strategy from October 2007 to December 2009. He was Head of Global Capital Markets from February 2006 to October 2007.

He is originally from Bandon in Co Cork. He spent a large part of his adolescent life in Warrington, and graduated with an master’s degree in history from Oxford University. His brother Declan is the Irish Ambassador to China. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he spent four years at Arthur Anderson in London, UK, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.
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