Henry Kenner talks FinTech

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The Finance Society are delighted to have Henry Kenner, chairman and CEO of TruFin PLC. with us to discuss FinTech start-ups and whether or not they provide an effective challenge to banks. Henry will be speaking Tuesday 13th November in the Kirwan Theater, 6-7pm.

Henry possesses over 30 years of investment banking and capital markets experience and is the former founder and chief executive of Arrowgrass Capital Partners, the $14.4bn London hedge fund launched by Deutsche Bank traders during the financial crisis. Prior to that, Henry served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. Henry has also worked as a Managing Director at Swiss Re Capital Management and at ABN Amro Hoare Govett having started his capital markets career at NatWest Markets.

It is an absolute honour to have him come and talk to us and we hope you can all join us!!!

Adrian Whelan visits NUIG

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The Finance Society are delighted to welcome back Adrian Whelan to give us a talk on Careers in Finance and Impact of regulations this Thursday 8th November.
Adrian is a Senior Vice President of Regulatory Intelligence at Brown Brothers Harriman, the oldest and one of the largest private banks in the United States!
Before joining Regulatory Intelligence, Adrian was the Head of Depository for BBH Trustee Services (Ireland) Limited. Adrian joined BBH in 2011, prior to which he ran a regulatory consultancy firm. Adrian is an active participant in industry groups, including Irish Funds and ICI Global. 
An event not to be missed!!

Finance Society EGM Tuesday 12th September

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Interested in joining the Finance Society committee?

Join us TODAY for our EGM at 7.15pm in AC201 (on the concourse). 

Positions to be filled include that of Treasurer and PwC Liaison Officer. Committee positions are open to students from all colleges and disciplines.

Also - we will be launching our new website, presenting Conor Johnston (winner of the Finance Challenge) with his €100, and providing a brief overview of the Semester ahead

Trump Doonbeg Managing Director Event


'Trump Doonbeg Managing Director - Talk by Joe Russell'

*WIN a Night at Trump Doonbeg - a free night at the 5* Hotel will be given out to one attendee*

Joe Russell is the MD of the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Co. Clare.

The Trump organisation purchased this 5-star property for €15 million in February 2014. During 2014 and 2015 €25 million was invested into upgrading the resort. The Lodge at Doonbeg consists of 218 hotel suites, a spa and several restaurants. 

Joe Russell will give a talk on Trump Doonbeg, his own career and the principles and values that drive a successful career and business.

FinTech Panel Discussion


The Finance Society is pleased to host, in conjunction with Bank of Ireland, a FinTech Panel Discussion on Thursday, 2nd of March at 6pm in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre (Arts Millennium Building) with four panellists: Peter Oakes, Cian Twomey, David Tighe and Suzanne Lynch.

FinTech is short for Financial Technology - the new and exciting technology transforming the financial services sector. Worldwide FinTech funding hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. 

Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to attend - from those of you who have next to no knowledge of FinTech but would be interested in finding out what words like bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency mean to those who are more advanced in their understanding of finance and technology.

Peter Oakes: an Ex-Director of the Central Bank of Ireland and founder of FinTech Ireland

Cian Twomey: a lecturer in economics here at NUIG with a strong interest in the area of FinTech

David Tighe: Head of Innovation at Bank of Ireland with 16 years experience in retail banking in Ireland

Suzanne Lynch: currently working with Gerry Barry on his new innovative business venture with Privity. Prior to joining Privity Suzanne worked for 24 years with CISCO systems where her area of expertise was strategy and planning

Fund Your Passion - Sourcing Finance for Startups


Are you a Startup looking for funding? Have you a big idea and need advice on how to market it to potential investors? Look no further!

The NUI Galway Finance Society is pleased to host Joe Greaney, CEO WestBIC for an hour-long talk and discussion session on Tuesday, 31 January in CA111 at the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway.

Mr Greaney will provide advice on sourcing finance: outlining what to aim for and what to avoid. He will provide an analysis on the night of the services WestBIC provides and a Q&A session will ensure no questions go unanswered.

WestBIC supports an extensive range of highly innovative start-ups with the objective of bringing new ideas, jobs and wealth to the region. WestBIC champions the practical needs of start-ups with tailored assistance through market validation, business modeling, sourcing capital, incubation & networking.

An Evening with Declan Ganley


The NUI Galway Finance Society brings you the latest event in the Guest Speaker series, 'An Evening with Declan Ganley'.

Mr. Ganley is one of Ireland's most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. As the chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, he has an estimated net worth of €275 million.

Mr. Ganley will give advice on how to build a successful entreprenurial career.

He will addess topical issues such as the potential impact of Brexit and the Trump Presidency on Ireland and Global Trade.

The evening promises to be fascinating and beneficial to all. 

All are welcome and entry is free of charge. Event kicks off at 6PM sharp in CA101, Lecture Hall 2, Cairnes Building, NUI Galway.

The New Normal with Ross McEvoy


Ross McEvoy, Investment Manager at Goodbody Stockbrokers will be giving a guest lecture. Goodbody Stockbrokers is Ireland's longest established stockbroking frim with roots dating back to 1877. Ross has over twelve years’ experience working in the financial services sector, mainly in the area of investment strategy. 

Discussion topics will include: 
The effect of 'The New Normal' (ultra-low interest rate environment) on Goodbody's investment strategy
Innovation in investment
Management given the current economic climate
Careers with Goodbody.

So come along and hear it from the experts.