Careers

When recruiters brush you off. And how to handle it
25/04/2017 - "Thank you for your application, we’ve kept your details on file.” In a world full of ambiguities, the standard recruiter brush-off is an indecipherable uncertainty.

Eight things you’ll miss if you quit investment banking
25/04/2017 - When you’re mired in spreadsheets for 14 hours a day, the prospect of ditching banking for something entirely new is as refreshing as jumping into a fresh, crisp swimming pool. But it can be a leap into the unknown.

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Funds

ESMA Opinion on UCITS Share Classes
11/04/2017 - The UCITS Directive (2009/65/EC) recognises the possibility for UCITS to offer different share classes to investors, but provides no detail as to the permitted scope of these share classes. As a result, there is no common legal or regulatory framework for establishing share classes throughout the EU.

Pressure on for Supervisory Convergence
05/04/2017 - As part of the overall plan toward achieving capital markets union ("CMU"), the European institutions are increasingly focused on the streamlining and convergence of regulation in the asset management and financial services landscape.

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IT

Four IT projects to prioritise
04/04/2017 - You want to update your IT systems, but you have limited budget and need to prioritise. Which are the IT projects you should look at implementing first?

5 reasons why you should migrate to Office 365 Exchange Online
01/03/2017 - Lots of companies still use outdated technology despite new solutions being a radical improvement. There can be a resistance to change, the belief that current systems are good enough and that the hassle won’t be worth it.

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Legal

Anti-Avoidance and Offshore Structures – Last Call for Penalty Mitigation
18/04/2017 - The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. announced a comprehensive national programme targeting offshore tax evasion in his budget speech in October 2016 to tackle the perceived abuse of offshore structures.

Faithless? Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Irish Contract Law
11/04/2017 - The Court of Appeal (the "Court") has overturned an earlier decision of the High Court and refused to imply a term of good faith and fair dealing into a shareholders' agreement.

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Specialist

An End to Mandatory Retirement Ages?
18/04/2017 - Unlike many other EU jurisdictions, there is no statutory retirement age in the private sector in Ireland, with retirement related issues being regulated instead by employment contracts. Private sector employers in Ireland are permitted to set mandatory retirement ages provided they are objectively and reasonably justified.

Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location post-Brexit
27/02/2017 - Licensing authorities in the broadcasting sector across the European Union have reported receiving queries from international broadcasters, based in the UK, who are considering relocating in advance of Brexit.

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