Conor O Kelly

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The number of people  earning above €100,000 at Nama was steady at 98 last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of people earning over €100,000 at the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) and the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) jumped by(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson 20/8/08Starbucks Dawson Street

Monday Results: Mondelez, HSBC, Pappa John’s Pizza. Indicators: UK housing prices (Oct); mortgage lending (Sep), lending to individuals (Sep), con(...)

The Government has pledged to hold off selling more than 25 per cent of any bank before the end of this year. Photograph: iStock

Has the State missed the boat on cashing in on AIB ? Three months ago, the head of the NTMA, Conor O’Kelly, urged the Government to swiftly offload (...)

Leo Varadkar: “I haven’t seen convincing evidence of a land bubble at this stage,  but it’s something obviously we have to look out for.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not believe there is a land bubble in Ireland. “I haven’t seen convincing evidence of a land bubble at this s(...)

Allied Irish Bank chief executive Bernard Byrne at the bank’s 2017 agm. AIB shares have fallen by almost 12% so far this year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

AIB expects to return a “serious lump” of excess capital to shareholders from early 2020, after the bank finally reduces its non-performing loans to a(...)

Many investors fear indices are overly dependent on high-flying technology stocks – particularly Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

We’re in the later stages of the investment cycle and the the risks associated with owning equities are increasing, warned National Treasury Managemen(...)

Last year the Government sold a slice of AIB for €3.4 billion. Now the State – which is to say taxpayers – owns 71 per cent of AIB, 14 per cent of Bank of Ireland, and 75 per cent of Permanent TSB.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In a few weeks’ time we will celebrate – though that may not be the correct term – the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Through a (...)

Speaking at an Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on Thursday, NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly said a list would allow procurement officials in departments and Government agencies to assess if Irish taxpayers had too much exposure to certain ‘counterparties’.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has been prompted by the collapse of the UK outsourcer Carillion to look at setting up a list of public(...)

Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the NTMA: ‘If the cycle is a 12-hour clock we are around 11 o’clock right now.’ Photograph: Iain White/Fennells

“If the cycle is a 12-hour clock we are around 11 o’clock right now.” So said Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the NTMA this week, as he assessed the(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: “This late in the investment cycle, there is a higher degree of risk that there could be a material fall in the value of those [bank] shares than there has been in previous years.” Photograph: Sara Freund

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) chief executive Conor O’Kelly has given his clearest warning yet for the Government to get on with the(...)

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