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.
To register for the PRMIA, “Countdown to a More Uncertain Brexit” event 
***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
To register for the PRMIA, “Countdown to a More Uncertain Brexit” event