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Finance Magazine - December 2000 Issue

 
 
 
Dealer of the Year 2000
In late November the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers held their annual award ceremony n the offices of the ESB in Dublin. The awards are always hotly contested with all of the IACT members taking part in the survey of views. This year the Treasury Economist and Electronic Bank categories were added. The individual winners give us an insight into the year in corporate treasury and a look forward to 2001.
CRH sweeps awards again in plc survey
Building material groups CRH dominates survey, but fund managers also highly rate small to mid capped stocks. Technology stocks rise in favour as financials slip down the rankings.
DePfa moves public sector bank to Ireland
DePfa-Bank Europe to become headquarters for public sector bank in anticipation of the introduction of pfandbrief legislation in Ireland, due next year.
McCreevy calls for longer term view on euro
Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy gave a strong vote of confidence in the euro when he addressed the Davy Stockbrokers conference ‚€ėEMU - Is it working‚€ô
EDITORIAL
Blemish on the face of the Budget
Hot jobs in IFSC command premium salary and benefits packages
Ernst & Young‚€ôs remuneration survey in financial services shows salary growth in the IFSC outpacing the rest of the financial sector, a boon for professionals, but a main concern for management.
 
 
Dealer of the Year 2000
In late November the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers held their annual award ceremony n the offices of the ESB in Dublin. The awards are always hotly contested with all of the IACT members taking part in the survey of views. This year the Treasury Economist and Electronic Bank categories were added. The individual winners give us an insight into the year in corporate treasury and a look forward to 2001.
IBF initiative aimed to rebuild trust in banking
The publication of the IBF code marks the first time a single code of ethics, supported by codes of practice, has been agreed across IBF membership.
Global consolidation impacts on Irish plcs
The global trend of mergers and acquisitions and management buy-outs has certainly impacted on Irish plcs in the past twelve months, according to the results of Finance‚€ôs seventh annual survey of fund managers on Irish publicly quoted companies.
Consolidation and regulation dominate the year for Irish accountants
Merger and acquisitions among accountancy firms worldwide is creating a dynamic industry in Ireland says Anthuan Xavier.
Lawyers rise to the challenge of corporate boom
The need for speedier deals, increased regulatory complexity and the increasing relevance of the requirements of other jurisdictions were important factors for the last 12 months says Ronan Molony.
A taxing year for life assurance
The pace of change in 2000 has been swift for life assurance but Michael Brennan sees that the industry is still smiling.
Considerable M&A activity in financial services leads to record year in Ireland
John O‚€ôDonnell anticipates a record year in mergers and acquisitions following a wide range of significant deals in Ireland.
Calling the shots on the market
Aziz Mc Mahon is an economist at Ulster Bank Group Treasury. We catch up with him for a busy Friday when radio interviews, the US presidential elections and the euro all vie for his attention.
Pension industry expecting shake up from predicted Approved Retirement Funds extensions
Widening the scope of ARFs will cause a ‚€ėdrift‚€ô of money away from annuities but is unlikley to cause a wholesale flood of money out of the pension industry says Des McGarry. This article was written before the 2001 budget was announced.
Investment managers in the new millennium - where to from here?
Martin Nolan is expecting a return to normality after a growth in indexation and private investors in 2000.
Tax Monitor Ireland and intellectual property
The new economy is driven by brain power and not by steam powered machinery. Is Ireland a suitable location in which to park a company‚€ôs brain power?
CGT - the comparison
The Minister is justly proud of the halving of the Irish CGT rate. Despite this the UK offers a more business friendly (if more complex) regime.
Commissionaire arrangements
Commissionaire arrangements have been the fashion of the last decade for US multinationals. Many US multinationals with Irish operations operate a commissionaire arrangement. What are they?
Mezzanine finance
David Carson presents the essential guide to Mezzanine finance.
Welcoming moves towards a coherent EU-wide pension policy
The Pensions Board is 10 years in existence this December. Its role as regulator and policy adviser on retirement income has developed over that time, with a highlight being the National Pensions Policy Initiative in 1998. The next ten years will bring the challenges of increasing the levels of pensions savings and the opening up of cross-border European pensions systems. Anne Maher, formerly of Irish Life‚€ôs corporate pensions business and current chief executive, is nearing the end of a five-year renewable contract. She discusses development themes with Oliver O‚€ôConnor.
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