2017 WINNERS

About the Awards

The Longboat Analytics Financial Services Awards 2017 are the must attend event and a major celebration for the financial services industry. The awards are designed to recognise and reward the companies and individuals who have excelled in the financial services industry.

They honour those organisations that consistently provide outstanding products and services. For 15 years, the Longboat Analytics Financial Services Awards (formerly the MoneyMate Group and Investor Awards) have been known as the pinnacle of recognition in the Irish Financial Industry. After the successful relaunch of the awards in 2016, 2017’s awards will continue the celebration of Ireland becoming a leader in the financial and funds industry as we achieve record levels of GDP growth.

About Longboat Analytics

Longboat Analytics is the new name for the Analytics division within the MoneyMate Group. They specialise in capturing data on investment funds and adding value through the provision of analytics tools, website solutions and aggregated data feeds.

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Best Insurance Provider

Best Insurance Provider

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Best CSR Award

Best CSR Award

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Best Customer Service

Best Customer Service

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Best Financial Communications Team

Best Financial Communications Team

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Best Innovation in Financial Services

Best Innovation in Financial Services

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New Ireland Asssurance Best Life and Pensions Broker

New Ireland Asssurance Best Life and Pensions Broker

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Best Mortgage Broker

Best Mortgage Broker

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Best Mortgage Product

Best Mortgage Product

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Independent Trustee of the Year

Independent Trustee of the Year

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Grand Prix Award

Grand Prix Award

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Best Balanced Managed Fund

Best Balanced Managed Fund

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Best Balanced Managed Pension Fund

Best Balanced Managed Pension Fund

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Best Pension Fund Provider

Best Pension Fund Provider

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Best Investment Fund Provider

Best Investment Fund Provider

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Best Investment Broker

Best Investment Broker

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Longboat Analytics Best Life Assurance Company

Longboat Analytics Best Life Assurance Company

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Why Enter?

Be a part of important industry recognition and have your company’s submissions evaluated by our expert panel of judges. Attend the awards to be part of an exclusive networking event with othe C-suite level executives across the financial services industry.

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Meet Our Judges

With many years experience in the investments and financial services industries, our independent judges go through numerous stages of thorough evaluation and consultation to determine the worthy winners in each category. With their invaluable insights into the industry, their wealth of experience proudly puts the Longboat Analytics Financial Services Awards beyond reproach.

Brian O'Loughlin
Brian O'LoughlinFinancial Advisor, BL Financial Management

Brian O’Loughlin of BL Financial Management currently provides investment advisory and consultancy services to high net worth individuals. He has over 30 years’ experience in the investment management industry and has gained extensive knowledge of both the securities and investment management aspects of the industry. Brian is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

His experience covers independent investment advice, investment research, investment education and training.

Don Browne
Don BrowneStrategic Finance Business Partner, AIB Retail & Business Banking

Don Browne is Strategic Finance Business Partner for AIB’s Retail & Business Banking operations.  He previously served as AIB’s Head of Capital Management and held a number of positions with AIB’s Asset & Liability Management team.

Prior to joining AIB, he worked with Canada Life Assurance Company across a range of actuarial and product development roles.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, as well as being a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA).

Don is currently chair of the ACCA’s Financial Services Network Committee and a member of the Society of Actuaries’ Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Committee.

Gerry Keenan
Gerry KeenanNon Executive Director and Business Coach

Gerry Keenan was appointed CEO of Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) in 2005. Prior to this he was responsible for development of ILIM’s investment services, client portfolio management and at earlier career stages stage was Head of FIxed Income and Chief Economist.

He graduated from University College Dublin with a first class honours degree in Economics. He spent two years at the Economic & Social Research Institute and went on to complete a postgraduate degree at the London School of Economics. He subsequently lectured in Economics at University College Cork. In 1982, he joined the Central Bank where he was a member of the Economic forecasting team

Gerry served on the Board of the Irish Association of Pension Funds for a number of years and is former Chairman of the Irish Association of Investment Managers.

Gerry retired as CEO of ILIM in October 2013. He is currently non-executive director of:

Irish Life Investment Managers / Setanta Asset Managers / ILIM Funds PLC / Summit Asset Managers / Merrion Stockbrokers Ltd / Mediolanum Asset Managers

Raymond Bourke
Raymond BourkeChairman of the Royal London / Royal Liver Fund

Raymond is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute, London, with a background in economics and bond markets, and over thirty years’ experience in investment markets.  He has a BComm from UCD, a Diploma in Statistics from TCD and is a Qualified Financial Adviser.

Ray worked in the Irish Department of Finance on the Irish gilt market before moving into stockbroking with Solomons Stockbrokers, and later held a number of investment manager posts with Hill Samuel Investment Managers, Guinness & Mahon Private Bank and IFG Investment Managers.

In recent years, he has been an independent consultant involved in advising pension funds in Ireland, and insurance funds in the UK, where he is currently Chairman of the Royal London / Royal Liver Insurance Fund.

David Tyrrell
David TyrrellDirector, Cedar Portfolio Partners Ltd

David established Cedar Portfolio Partners Ltd in 2008. He has a speciality in devising long-term strategic asset allocations for investment portfolios. This requires finding innovation in asset classes and a forward-looking bias on asset mixes that recognises the individual risk and reward of each client.

Prior to this he was Investment Manager with Cornmarket Group Financial Services. He was also a founding member of the MoneyMate Fund Manager Awards Committee.