PwC announces two new financial services partners



PwC announces two new financial services partners
Pictured with Rónán Murphy (Senior Partner, centre) are Marie Coady (Tax partner, asset management) and Padraig Osborne (Assurance partner, insurance practice).

PwC, Ireland's largest professional services firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of two new financial services partners, effective from 1 July 2013. Marie Coady becomes a tax partner in the firm's asset management practice and Padraig Osborne becomes an assurance partner in the firm's insurance practice.

Marie Coady becomes a tax partner in the firm's asset management practice. Marie assists international investment banks and asset managers structure and manage global asset management businesses and structure financial products. In particular, Marie advises on a wide range of cross border tax matters relevant to structuring mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity funds in addition to advising on global investor taxation implications of investing in Irish domiciled products. Marie focuses on asset management foreign direct investment opportunities for Ireland from a European, Swiss and Asian perspective.

Padraig Osborne becomes an assurance partner in the firm's insurance practice. He has over 15 years experience, locally and internationally, providing assurance and business advisory services to the insurance industry. Padraig has built up an in-depth knowledge of financial reporting, regulatory and other market issues relating to the insurance industry. In particular, he has considerable expertise advising insurance groups dealing with acquisitions and disposals, group restructuring, regulatory matters, internal control and IFRS reporting.

Speaking at the announcement, Rónán Murphy, Senior Partner, PwC said:

"These appointments reflect the continued growth of our Asset Management and Insurance Practices and we wish both Marie and Padraig every success in their new roles".

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