Magazine Issues»May 2022

Nick_FitzpatrickDo you remember how Value at Risk (VaR) – the risk-management metric – came in for much criticism after the financial crisis of 2008? It was once compared to an airbag that works all the time except when you have a car accident.

This quarter, I will set foot on at least three continents as business travel shuttles me around the earth. From trade shows and conferences, panel hosting and client visits, my carry-on bag and laptop case will get a full and vigorous workout.

Cork, River Lee“If you build it, they will come” is an oft-misquoted phrase from the film Field of Dreams, but there seems to be some truth in the sentiment if we look at the Irish funds industry, writes Angela Madden.

PapershipsHe became head of the IAIM, an Irish asset management body, more than a year ago. Now, after a period of silence, Michael D’Arcy plans to be heard in Brussels and beyond, writes Angela Madden.

Padhraic_McLaughlinThe Irish Limited Partnership rules increase Ireland’s attractiveness as a domicile for private assets and INDOS Financial (Ireland) Depositary Limited has picked up its first client.

crypto marketDesigned as a payment tool, cryptocurrencies have attracted the interest of asset managers as the promise of returns is so high. 

Fund managers talk to Nicholas Pratt about the dangers of ESG metrics that boil complex risks down to a single number.

Reporting_filesThe industry accepts the need for more rigour in ESG fund reporting, but the work will be pointless if investors don’t understand the end result. Nicholas Pratt reports.

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