Principal Connections attend European Financial Forum
On Wednesday 31st of January 2018,
Principal Connections the Irish Arm of global executive search group, Agilium Worldwide LLC, attended this years European Financial Forum held at Dublin Castle, Ireland. In representation we had Hilarie Geary (Director) and Lucinda Horwell (Associate Director).
This was the third edition of the European Financial Forum, where international and Irish industry executives, policy makers, regulators and thought leaders explored the disruptive forces that are shaping the financial sector into the future and discussed where opportunities may lie.
With an opening address from An Taoiseach Ireland, Leo Varadkar , this years event built on the success of previous editions and provided a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the financial industry, including its role, priorities, drivers of growth and the competitive landscape. Through a combination of keynote addresses, on-stage interviews and panel discussions, this years event addressed the current geo-political and financial climate and the latest macroeconomic and regulatory scenarios.
Key themes of the forum included: Brexit and the future of financial services in Europe, regulation and monetary policy in a complex new world as well as digital disruption as the “new normal” and diversity and inclusion as vital elements for the transformation in the sector. Forum speakers addressing such topics included Philip Lane (Governor of Irish Central Bank), Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union European Commission), Colm Kelleher (President, Morgan Stanley), Mike McGavick (Chief Executive Officer, XL Group), Jim Barry (Managing Director, Global Head BlackRock Real Assets), Marc Chowrimootoo (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs), Antonio Garcia Pascual (Managing Director and Chief European Economist, Barclays), Martin Shanahan (CEO, IDA Ireland) . Other speakers included Andrew McDowell (Vice President, European Investment Bank), Craig Coben (Head of Global Equity Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Jacinta (Jess) McNicholas (Managing Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship EMEA, State Street Corporation).
Information about the speakers and theme of the forum are available at: https://live.ft.com/Events/European-Financial-Forum
About Principal Connections
Principal Connections is Ireland’s leading Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Firm to the Financial Services Sector and the Irish arm of Agilium Worldwide Executive Search Group, one of the World’s leading and foremost Executive Search Organisation.