What we do

Our 5 pillars


Ensuring education and training providers are aligned with industry needs

Marketing and Branding

Promoting the attractiveness for professionals and investors


Enhancing the opportunities for companies in the region to network


Linking companies with emerging research and start-up innovation


To address priority infrastructure barriers impeding company growth

We welcome you to connect & Bond with our Financial Services Community

We connect

Our role is to facilitate and encourage  connections and relationships with all. We especially encourage relationships between large traditional financial services firms and start up fintechs, as well as facilitating the connections with the universities, technology and services providers, public body agencies and regulators.

We fuel determination

Our cluster community meets regularly and our monthly Spotlight Sessions which are designed to support businesses at every stage. Leaders here are engaging with peers, bounce ideas, sourcing solutions, tips and hints. 

We Grow Together

Growing together and bridging the financial service community based in Ireland South East with a global network. We have partnered with global organisations that have a strong base here in Ireland South East in order to offer a broad range of support options with strategic partners.

We prepare for the future

By future proofing talent and developing skill pathways. Ensuring education and training providers are aligned with industry needs. 

We are global

We are working with our partners at European Cluster Collaboration Platform and Cluster Centre to connect with other clusters, financial services organisations and fintech hubs around the world. These connections will not only help to extend the reach of Ireland South East companies looking to target new markets but also increase the probability of international financial services and fintechs joining us in Ireland South East.

We are seen

Showcasing our financial services and fintech community, the success stories and all the great things that make Ireland South East stand out is part of our mission. Through increased visibility we’re looking at attracting even more international companies to enhance the financial services and fintech sector. 

Liam varley

Vice President - Cyber security - State Street

Liam is an experienced Cyber Security Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and security industry. Skilled in Incident Response, People Management, Talent Development and Process improvement. Strong SOC and Talent Management experience with a MSc in Computing focused on Applied Cyber Security from Technological University Dublin. While also holding certs in GIAC SANs Incident handler (GCIH) & Cyber Security Leadership from the Professional development academy.

liam varley