PRMIA event – 20th September – Countdown to a More Uncertain Brexit

As the Co-Regional Director of the PRMIA Committee for Ireland  Alan Bluett would like to invite you to the first PRMIA Ireland talk after the summer break on Thursday, 20th September @ 5:30pm.

“Countdown to a More Uncertain Brexit”

After a summer for little progress, is a “no deal” Brexit or “hard” Brexit inevitable? As the range of Brexit-driven outcomes for Irish economy and global financial markets increase, for what scenarios should Irish-based financial institutions now prepare over the next six months to March 2019 and beyond?

We look at the implications of this higher level of tail risk from an economic perspective and the potential knock impacts to the banking and insurance sectors.

Specifically, using a range of expert contributors, we will discuss:

•    What is a “no deal“ Brexit and what are the risks associated with other “agreed” negotiated outcomes
•    How should institutions prepare for a very uncertain run into March 2019 and its aftermath
•    How will this uncertainty impact the view on the Irish economy and beyond


Our two-guest speakers Jim Power and Kevin McConnell, CFA will lead an honest and frank discussion around the state of the impending Brexit outcome.

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Jim Power, Jim Power Economics Limited
Jim Power is the owner and manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy. The company carries out consultancy projects, public speaking, and training for a variety of public and private sector entities. He is Chief Economist to Friends First Group. He was previously Treasury Economist at AIB (1987-1991) and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury (1992-2000). He is the author of the DoneDeal Quarterly Motor Industry Review and Friends First Quarterly Economic Outlook. He is Chairman of Love Irish Food and investment firm Three Rock Capital, and he is a Board Member of Agri-Aware. He is a graduate of UCD and lectures part-time on the MSC Management and the MBA at Smurfit School of Business, UCD. In 2009 he published his first book, “Picking up the Pieces”, and in 2017 he was co-author of “Marketing Multiplied – The Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Impact of Marketing Communications’. He is a native of Waterford.

Kevin McConnell, CFA
Over a career spanning 20 years in the investment and banking industry, Kevin has worked with both the executive management of a range of listed banks and insurance companies, and also within the international institutional investment sector in capital markets across Europe and the US, advising on capital, risk and strategy. He currently works with a number of European financial institutions specifically developing and testing institutional capital resilience across ranges of economic and capital market scenarios/outcomes. He was a member of the Committee on Collective Investment Governance (CCIG) of Central Bank of Ireland (2014) which supported the development of CP86. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute (2016) and is a Senior Associate of Faculty, Institute of Banking Executive Education – Certified Bank Director Program since 2012. He developed and delivers the Alternative Asset Investment program for the IOB, University College Dublin and is a Teaching Fellow with the Masters in Finance, Trinity College Dublin. Kevin also lectures on Bank Capital & Stress Testing in Cambridge University and has lectured at the European Central Bank (ECB) on Capital and Risk.
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***This is a free event made possible thanks to our proud sponsors EY. Places are limited, so please book early. ***

5:30 PM Registration
5:45 PM Presentation (Q & A and Networking to follow)
8:30 PM Close
Venue: EY Offices, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
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The Panel announces a three year sponsorship and patronage deal with basis.point

We are delighted to announce that The Panel has entered into a three-year agreement with one of their chosen charitable initiatives, basis.point. 

By becoming a Patron during this period, The Panel deepens their commitment to basis.point’s charitable work and welcome new and old friends to join the events organised by the organisation. 

During an interview with Anne Keys (Joint Managing Director, The Panel) and Sandara Kelso-Robb (Executive Director, basis.point), the two discussed the beneficial relationship between the charity and the sponsor.

“We have been involved and supported basis.point since its initiation and have always admired the work carried out by them and their greater team of volunteers. By taking on this three-year deal we hope to further highlight the fantastic work they do on a daily basis, and perhaps, more importantly, get more people involved”, says Keys.

basis.point is a charitable initiative of the Irish Funds industry, established in 2013. They receive funding via Patrons, Supporters and Donors and have a big support system, from their volunteers. Presently the funding received benefits six partner charities; The Early Learning Initiative (ELI), Archways, Suas, Foróige, Business in the Community Ireland and the DIT Foundation. Funds distributed to these organisations supports their work with educational support for those in need, especially those from disadvantaged areas within Dublin, Limerick and Cork.

On the announcement of the deal, Kelso-Robb says “basis.point relies heavily on the financial support received from our Patrons, Supporters and Donors and we are now looking to increase sponsorship opportunities. To secure sponsorship of the lunch at our Annual Corporate Golf Tournament partner with The Panel is fantastic and we are very grateful for their continued support.” 

On Friday, September 7th 2018 we are delighted to sponsor the lunch and participate in the basis.point 6th Annual Corporate Golf Challenge, at Milltown Golf Club, Dublin. 

“We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative, and we hope to see you all at the golf event in September”, says Keys.

To find out more about basis.point and on how to get involved with the initiative click on the links provided. 
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