Debating the game changers in Northern Ireland’s financial sector
As we await the decision on corporation tax and the government’s pursuit of efficiency in the public sector begins to show its impact, leading economist Professor Neil Gibson is to give a keynote address to ensure that Northern Ireland’s financial services sector is prepared for the major changes ahead.
Professor Gibson, Director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy (NICEP) at the Ulster Business School, will address the ‘Future of the NI Economy’ events on Wednesday 10th September, giving an in-depth analysis of the impact of public sector reform, what effect the proposed devolution of corporation tax will have on the local economy and how individuals working in financial services should prepare for the changes.
Organised by leading wealth management firm St. James’s Place, the events will take place on Wednesday 10th September, with a choice of Belfast’s Merchant Hotel at 8.30am or the Roe Park Resort, Limavady at 1.30pm. Financial advisers and their guests are invited to the event to ensure that they are better able to serve their clients in the face of these game changing policy decisions.
Speaking ahead of the event Damian McLarnon, Senior Acquisition Manager, St. James’s Place said,
“The Northern Ireland economy could change radically if corporation tax is devolved and the implications of the government’s plans to reduce public sector spending will have an impact on all of us working in the financial services sector. The aim of this event is to better prepare local financial advisers, accountants and interested individuals for the changes ahead so that they can enhance their performance for clients.”
Other speakers at the event include Dan Looney, Investment Consultant in the Asset Management team at St. James’s Place, who will present an outlook on ‘Global Markets & Economy’ and Philip Kent, Investment Manager at Foresight Group, which has invested over £90 million in Northern Ireland in the past five years. Philip will discuss the potential for real returns from investing in the province and will share some of his experiences including funding projects such as the rebuilding of Drumglass High School and the Evermore Waste & Energy site.
With the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy carrying out high-level research to ensure that Northern Ireland achieves its economic ambitions through education of future leaders and research into areas of crucial importance to the local economy including Corporation Tax and Small Business Rate Relief, this is a must-attend event for anyone involved in financial services.
For further information about the events please contact Deirdre Hamill at St. James’s Place on or email