The Panel attends the Annual IACT Golf Day

On Friday 26th June, The Panel was delighted to take part in the Annual IACT Golf Day at the Dun Laoghaire Golf Club Course.
The Panel team:
Alan Bluett, Partner – Banking & Treasury, The Panel (Captain)
Peter Green, MD, Signature Wealth Managers
Meindert De Vreeze, Director, GE Capital European Funding
Brendan Simeson, Senior Consultant
14 teams were involved in the golf outing this year with a shotgun start at 1.30.
The weather was superb (many thanks to Michele in the IACT for organising that!) and the quality of the golf was of a high standard.

A team from Ulster Bank won the team event with a blistering score of 98, The Panel’s team scoring being somewhat less than that.
The longest drive was measured at over 300 yards while nearest the pin was won with a Hole in One!
The golf was followed by dinner and an awards ceremony in the club house. The event was very well put together and everyone enjoyed themselves.

The Panel Team: Peter Green (MD) Signature Wealth, Meindert De Vreeze (Director) GE, Brendan Simeson and Alan Bluett (Partner/Captain) both from The Panel.



The Panel attends Merrion Investment Managers Lunch Presentation

On Wednesday 17th June, Alan Bluett Partner at The Panel, was delighted to attend the Merrion Investment Manager’s lunch presentation at the RDS, Dublin 4.

The event, which took place in The President’s Room, was organised to highlight MIM’s range of retail investment products on offer through the intermediary markets.

It was chaired by David Wilson (Head of Private Clients) with Pearse MacManus (Head of Fixed Income) giving the presentation.

Pearse MacManus
Pearse MacManus, Head of Fixed
Income. Image courtesy of MIM

Merrion Investment Managers (MIM), established in 1986, has been part of Merrion Capital Group since 2008. It is a well-established fund management business that is globally focused. Its flagship multi asset fund, The Merrion Managed fund, is the Number 1 performing global multi asset fund in the Irish market over the past 20 years (as per MoneyMate).

For more information on MIM click HERE.


The Panel Tag Rugby Blitz 2015

The Panel Tag Rugby Blitz 2015 took place on a gloriously sunny Saturday 13th June at the Wanderers Rugby Club in Ballsbridge. In total there were 16 teams present and including their supporters we had an estimated 240 people in attendance on the day.
All the teams put in sterling efforts and all matches were played in good spirit.
Teams participating were

  1. Accenture
  2. Accenture Change Zone
  3. BAML
  4. Bank of Ireland
  5. BNY Mellon Wexford
  6. BNY Mellon Dublin
  7. Citi
  8. FFH
  9. Fidelity
  10. JP Morgan
  11. KPMG
  12. SEI
  13. Service Source
  14. Deloitte
  15. State Street
  16. William Fry

And the winners were …

Cup Final – KPMG won 10-2 beating BNY Mellon Dublin
Plate Final – Accenture Change Zone won 9-8 beating Accenture
Bowl Final – Bank of Ireland won 12-2 beating JP Morgan 
Super Bowl Final – SEI won 16-9 beating FFH

Player of the Tournament was …
Sorcha Kinder (BNY Mellon Dublin)
Well done to everyone that participated, we hope you had a fantastic day and that you enjoyed the BBQ afterwards. Here are pictures from the day.

The day in pictures