Friday October 30, 2020

Analysis: Because they’re worth it: why hiring lobbyists pays off

Former junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy’s move to the IAIM provoked unfavourable comment, but his new employers won’t be worried

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
4th October, 2020
It’s unlikely that most people had heard of the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM) until last week’s appointment of Michael D’Arcy, the former junior finance minister, as its new head.

It’s unlikely that most people had heard of the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM) until last week’s appointment of Michael D’Arcy, the former junior finance minister, as its new head.

Like many trade bodies, industry associations and lobby groups, its activities are best-known only among its members and are rarely of interest to the wider public. The IAIM’s lack of prominence in recent years, however, belies the important...

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