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Read all about Airborne Capital's plans to target $5bn of managed assets in 5 years in the next editions of Finance Dublin and Aviation Finance

November 23rd 2017: Airborne Capital, a new specialist aircraft leasing and asset management company, is targetting $5 billion of aircraft assets under management within five years. The company has received substantial backing from FEXCO Group, Ireland’s largest privately owned financial services company and is led by CEO Ramki Sundaram and an experienced management team including Cian Dooley and Anand Ramachandran.

Dublin's tied vote of 13-13 in the final round of EU vote for the European Banking Authority underlines Ireland's standing as a foremost financial centre in the EU27

November 21st 2017: Dublin's loss, on a draw from a fishbowl to Paris for the right to host the European Banking Authority, while exasperating for Irish national interests augurs well for the future of Dublin as a winner of Brexit-exiting banks, despite the inevitable draw Paris will be able to exert as new host city of the EBA, after London. Frankfurt's distant showing as third in the second round draw (of 3 cities) draw is further underpinning of Ireland's position.

EBA weighs up risk and rewards of Fintech in new Discussion Paper

The European Banking Authority takes a cautious and carefully balanced view in its deliberations on how it should approach FinTech in its latest Discussion Paper. In reviewing the FinTech landscape in Europe the EBA raises many more questions than it answers, concluding that it should undertake much more detailed follow-up work in a number of areas. But it does raising warning flags about possible unevenness in the playing fields offered by different jurisdictions, in the area of sandboxing and innovation hubs, for example.

Designer of the world's first ILS blockchain transaction to speak at the Financial Centres Summit, Dublin, October 2017

Cedric Edmonds, director of Solidum Re, whose idea it was to use a blockchain and who was key in the design and the implementation of the ILSBlockchain and surrounding structural mechanics, says an alternative to Euroclear was required as it was becoming increasingly difficult to access Euroclear efficiently for smaller private placement note issues.

Irish money messaging App, Plynk, secures €25 million Series A Raise and announces plan to expand in UK and Europe

Dublin, Ireland, June 7, 2017: Plynk, Europe’s first money messaging app, today announces a Series A raise of €25 million by private investment trust, Swiss Privée Ltd. The money messaging app, trialled since 2015 in the Irish market, is set to expand to the UK and Europe, and consolidates original seed investment funding of €750,000 backed by Enterprise Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Delta Partners, the NDRC and a number of angel investors. .

Pepper Money to Beef up Lending Operations with Launch of New Commercial Products

Brand looks to build on success of mortgage lending by providing alternative loan options for commercial borrowers looking to refinance or acquire new properties

Bank of England Governor in keynote speech in Washington sets out vision for a post Brexit global banking system

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England says the global financial system faces a "fork in the road", and Britain should avoid taking steps that would lead to its fragmentation. 'Brexit will be a litmus test of the future of international cooperation. The UK and the rest of the EU have exactly the same rules and the most highly developed frameworks of supervisory cooperation. Their capital and banking markets are already highly integrated. They have the potential to create the template for trade in financial services.'

Legg Mason to open management company in Dublin to add to Brexit options

10th March 2017: Baltimore-Maryland headquartered asset manager is to open a fund management company in Dublin to serve clients in the European Union afer Brexit,. The company has a management company in the US, and its portfolio of management companies includes Edinburgh-based Martin Currie. Legg Mason is an active asset manager with over 360 investment professionals amongst its worldwide staff of 3,400.

Insurance Ireland launches 'Year of Diversity and Inclusion'

15th February 2017: Insurance Ireland today launched its Year of Inclusion to highlight inclusion best practices in member companies and to draw on expert external resources to advance a four part plan for the year.

Professional services firm Accenture to create 300 tech and design jobs, bringing employment total in Ireland to over 2,200

February 10th 2017: The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny joined Accenture Chairman & CEO Pierre Nanterme for the official opening of 'The Dock' the companys multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub today offering jobs in artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things (IOT), and industries including financial services, retail, consumer goods, life sciences and utilities.

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