Summer 2018

 
 

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Introducing Mary O'Dea

 

Earlier this year, following the retirement of Michael Feeney, Mary O’Dea became the new CEO of the Institute of Banking. In this introductory interview, Mary shares her career journey, what excites her about her new role and what members can look forward to over the next few years.

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Christine Lagarde: Fellow of the Institute

 

We were delighted to host an event with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, during her visit to Dublin last month. In acknowledgement of her outstanding contribution to financial services, Ms Lagarde was conferred with a Fellowship of the Institute. Ms Lagarde also shared her views on Fintech in a conversation with our CEO, and her former colleague, Mary O’Dea, and responded to questions from guests.

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Student achievements - Funds programmes

 

We appreciate the challenge of pursuing professional qualifications whilst also managing work and home life. The recent Irish Funds dinner acknowledged those who had achieved particular success in the programmes we offer for the funds industry. Prizewinners included Aoife Fitzgerald who balanced exams and very new baby.

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Money skills for life

 

'Money skills for life' is a free 60 minute personal finance talk, developed by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to provide financial education to employees, with the support of their employer. Here we share information about how you can get involved as a presenter and how your company can get involved by hosting a talk.

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Are you listening carefully?

 

Many of us might be said to have the ‘gift of the gab’, but how many of us are great listeners? It’s a unique and undervalued skill. This short article considers the importance of listening and gives some practical tips about how to become a better listener.

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Meet three members

 

Members Elaine Dunning, Lorraine Grogan and Geraldine Sheerin from Ulster Bank in Athlone caught our attention at one of our recent events. Find out why as these three ‘wonder women’ become the joint subject of this newsletter’s ‘meet a member’ feature.

Meet Elaine, Geraldine and Lorraine

 
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Meet a member of our team

 

Meet Liz Manley, a Programme Officer in Funds Education. Some of you may know Liz already. She is regularly out and about in Ireland and Poland promoting International Financial Services programmes and invigilating exams. A smart cookie, the one thing Liz would bring to a desert island is a boat!

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