At the conclusion of their summer meeting on Wednesday evening, the Catholic bishops also repeated their committment to more diverse patronage in Irish schools which would reflect “the reality of the increasingly diverse society in our country.” Photograph: iStock

The Catholic bishops have expressed concern that rising tensions in Northern Ireland are having “a very significant impact on the social cohesion of t(...)

 The IFSC in Dublin, which could attract more asset managers due to Brexit. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Republic could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Brexit if it can work out how to lure fund managers here, according to a leading industry fi(...)

PwC’s research suggests that many asset managers are considering moving a range of functions out of the UK as a result of Brexit.

Over a third of European asset managers are now preparing for a “no-deal Brexit”, but nearly half also say that they are struggling to be ready on tim(...)

IFSC and Dublin Port. Assets under management in the Republic are expected to grow to $8.2tn (€6.6bn) by 2025, according to Trish Johnston, PwC Ireland’s asset and wealth management leader. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Global asset and wealth management chief executives are confident on the whole about their companies’ growth prospects this year, but Brexit remains a(...)

Nearly half of Apec chief executives expect growth to be up to 5-6 per cent annually for the next three years. Photograph: iStock

More than half the chief executives in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) region plan to increase their investments over the next 12 month(...)

“Ireland offers great opportunities for inward investment as a gateway into Europe and the US Asia-Pac companies,” says  Andrew O’Callaghan

Chief executives in the Asia-Pacific region are jittery over financial market volatility and just 28 per cent of business leaders are “very confident”(...)

China’s vice premier Li Keqiang: his assessment of China’s economic situation, what is known as the “new normal” with a GDP target formally set at about 7 per cent, has sparked jitters among overseas firms. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Premier Li Keqiang’s assessment of China’s economic situation, what is known as the “new normal” with a GDP target formally set at about 7 per cent, h(...)

Globally the market for exchange-traded funds is expected to soar to $5 trillion by 2020.

Irish domiciled exchange-traded funds are set to double to $500 billion by 2020, as new investors seek to integrate them into their portfolios and fu(...)

The widely anticipated internationalisation of the Chinese currency the renminbi, which is denominated in yuan, presents significant opportunit(...)

PricewaterhouseCoopers report ‘Asset Management 2020: A Brave New World’ predicts global assets under management will rise to about €75 trillion by 2020.

Ireland’s fund management industry has the potential to grow by 40 per cent over the next seven years, according to a new global report by Pricewaterh(...)

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