CANCELLED: Finance & Investment Forum: Preparing for a world with more borders

Event Type
CPD Event
Members Only Event
You must be a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland to attend this event.

3.30pm - 4.00pm: Tea/Coffee

4.00pm - 6.00pm: Forum

Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Finance & Investment Forum: Preparing for a world with more borders that was due to take place on Tuesday 13th November has been cancelled. The Forum will be rescheduled to another date and those who have booked will be contacted directly.

We will arrange refunds for anyone who had booked and paid online.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



At this year’s Forum, we are delighted to have a number of excellent speakers who will explore major economic and financial themes. While the outcome of Brexit remains uncertain, our keynote speaker, Danny McCoy, will give an insight into how Irish businesses are preparing for whatever Brexit may bring and for a world that might have more borders. As CEO of Ibec,  Danny brings a unique perspective from across the Irish business landscape.

Zixuan Peng and Colm Fitzgerald of UCD will outline some of the key lessons from Zixuan’s research into the history of trade wars, discuss trade war theory and look at the US / Chinese trade war from an economics, political and psychological perspective.

We will also have a few short presentations, including an overview of the work of the Society’s Environmental, Social & Governance Working Group and an update from the Finance & Investment Committee.


Please note that there is a charge of €60 for attendance at this event, in line with the Society’s policy (introduced early this year) of charging for forums.  This is due to the costs associated with hiring venues, which has increased significantly. 

Colm Fitzgerald FSAI, Zixuan Peng of UCD and Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec
Biographical details

Colm Fitzgerald FSAI:

Colm Fitzgerald is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and the programme director of the Bachelor of Actuarial & Financial Studies in UCD. Before academia, he had a career in the investment/trading industry, finishing up as Head of Quantitative Trading in Bank of Ireland Global Markets. He was the main author of the new Investment Fellowship subject SA7 of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries.


Zixuan Peng, UCD

Zixuan Peng is a graduate of the Beijing Technology & Business University and a soon to be graduate of the UCD MSc in Actuarial Science.


Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec

Danny McCoy is Chief Executive Officer of Ibec, a post he assumed in July 2009. Prior to joining Ibec he was a senior economist at both the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland. He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin. He has been a consultant for the European Commission and the OECD. He is a member of the Irish National Competitiveness Council, the National Economic and Social Council and the Export Trade Council.



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