About Us

Our Objectives

Developing the Funds Industry in Ireland

The objective of the Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is to support, complement and develop the funds industry in Ireland. 

The Voice of the Funds Industry

Representing the industry in discussions with Government, its departments/agencies and the Central Bank of Ireland to ensure that the environment and infrastructure available can support the continued development and growth of the Industry.

An Information Resource for the International Funds Industry

Through the development of industry policy, guidance papers, technical briefings and the output of our working groups, we assist in the defining of practice across a range of complex areas such as compliance, valuation, accounting, share dealing and registration. The partnership between members ensures that a full range of perspectives and insights are represented in the formulation of guidance papers. In doing so, we provide a valuable service in generating and disseminating information in an effective and complete way.

Promoting and Profiling Ireland's Funds Industry

Irish Funds raises the profile of the industry to promote Ireland as the premier centre of excellence to domicile and service international investment funds. We promote awareness of the funds industry both internationally and domestically by hosting conferences, events and seminars and by engaging with the media.

Support the Training and Development of Personnel in the International Funds Industry

Irish Funds is committed to the continued development of its most valuable resource - its people.

Through the Certificate and Diploma in Investment Fund Services, the Certified Investment Fund Director Programme, other industry related programmes run in conjunction with the Institute of Banking and our industry specific and technical seminars, we actively support the professional development of those working in the industry.

Representing the Funds Industry at the European/International Level

Irish Funds is a member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). In cooperation with our European partners, we actively engage in policy discussions at the EU level. We are a member of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) which brings together representatives from forty one national and regional fund associations across the globe.

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