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Taoiseach and Tanaiste welcome Alter Domus' creation of 100 new jobs in Cork, to bring its headcount in Ireland to 280

January 27th 2021: Alter Domus has announced it is creating 100 extra jobs on the back of continuing expansion of its European Centre of Excellence in Cork as demand for cross-border fund administration and asset servicing grows. Taoiseach Micheal Martin, welcoming the move, said "there will be even greater opportunities in the Financial Services sector in years to come and the innovative graduate development paths provided by Alter Domus will help ensure future growth". The Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said "I warmly welcome this further expansion of Alter Domus in Cork, which will create 100 new highly-skilled roles over the next year, on top of the 80 created last year. I am particularly pleased to see the company will continue the partnerships it has established with local third-level institutions".

Interview: the Minister of State responsible for Financial Services, Sean Fleming T.D.

January issue Interview: the Minister of State responsible for Financial Services, Sean Fleming TD, on his priorities, and how he sees the evolution of the Government's Ireland for Finance strategy.

McGuinness approved as Commissioner for new FS portfolio by EU Parliament with overwhelming vote of 583 for, and 75 against

7th October 2020: The EU Parliament approved the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as Commissioner and Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis’s change of portfolio, today. The recommendation goes for final approval by the EU Council. "I expect to hit the ground running early next week", McGuinness said.

State Street and Rethink Ireland announce Awardees of 'Ability to Work' Fund, enabling people with disabilities to work

August 11th, 2020: State Street and Rethink Ireland have awarded €1.5 million from the Ability to Work Fund to four not-for-profit organisations who are helping develop the talents and skills of Ireland's forgotten workforce, giving employment opportunities to those living with a disability.

The Central Bank cuts Capital Buffer from 1% to 0% to free bank funds to fight COVID 19 effects

18 March 2020 1600 hrs: The Central Bank has cut its systemic capital buffer by 1% (of the risk exposures of banks), freeing up significant flows of funds in the coming days. The measure comes as the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe met banking chiefs this afternoon to discuss the move. (For background on the CounterCyclical Risk Buffer, which was put in place last year, see this article and this article in Finance Dublin published in the July and August 2019 editions respectively).

Legal & General briefs clients in Dublin on climate change

26th November 2019: Legal & General Investment Managers (LGIM) , which became the first fund manager to receive a Brexit-related Super Manco authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland in May 2018, has emphasised its group wide commitment to become an industry leader in tackling the challenge of climate change. Speaking to Finance Dublin ahead of the client briefing, L&G group Chief Investment Officer Sonja Laud described a change in mindset on climate change that was needed for asset managers to comprehend.

Minister for Finance promises publication of heads of new SEAR regime Bill, the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, by Christmas

October 31st 2019: The Bill will set rules for the limits and nature of senior executive accountability in banking, insurance, and parts of the asset management sector, and legislation is promised to be developed during the course of 2020. He was speaking at the SEAR Conference today.

Following a Cabinet decision, the Department of Finance has announced the 'green light' to publish the Investment Limited Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2019

June 13th 2019: The long awaited, but greatly welcomed, Investment Limited Partnership legislation has been given the green light by the Cabinet, with the promised publication of the Investment Limited Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2019. The legisation was recently signalled as being due this week by the Minister of State for Financial Services, Michael D'Arcy, and true to his promise, the Department of Finance yesterday confirmed that the Government gave the green light to publish the Investment Limited Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2019. The aim is "to improve the regulatory landscape for private funds", a statement says.

The Government has published "Ireland for Finance", the replacement for its 'IFS 2020' strategy, covering the period out to 2025

April 26th 2019: The Strategy was jointly launched by Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, and Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy TD. The vision of the strategy is 'for Ireland to be a top-tier global location of choice for specialist international financial services'. The full Report can be accessed here

Northern Trust names new leader for its business in Ireland

Northern Trust has appointed Meliosa O’Caoimh as country head, Ireland. She succeeds Clive Bellows, who in late-2018 was appointed as head of Global Fund Services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Reporting to Bellows, O’Caoimh is responsible for all asset servicing business activities conducted from Northern Trust’s Dublin and Limerick offices.

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