Getting Started in Ireland

Why Ireland

Ireland is regarded as a key strategic location by the world's leading players.

Ireland is a committed member of the European Union and will remain so, providing full market access to the EU. Over 800 fund managers from 50+ countries have assets administered in Ireland. 17 of the top 20 global asset managers have Irish domiciled funds. Ireland offers managers access to the EU-wide marketing passport for UCITS and AIFs. Ireland is an English-speaking member of the EU and Eurozone and is known for its clear and practical regulatory framework and support for the funds industry.

Why Ireland Brochure

Almost 80% of the assets of Irish domiciled funds are held in UCITS.

Ireland stands out as the European domicile of choice for UCITS opportunities. We have an unrivalled UCITS offering in terms of regulatory, tax, depositary and client servicing considerations. We are the fastest growing major cross border UCITS domicile. Irish funds continually attract a high level of net sales, with 2015 being a particularly strong year.

Fund Types and Structures UCITS Technical Information

Ireland is at the forefront of bringing innovative products to market quickly.

From traditional 'long only' (UCITS) to complex alternative strategies (AIFs), Ireland offers world-class product solutions catering to the widest spectrum of investment strategies.

Irish AIFs Guide AIFMD Technical Information

Ireland is a major hub for distribution with international recognition.

Irish funds are sold to 70 countries in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Wherever your fund is domiciled, it can be serviced out of Ireland – 30 languages and 28 currencies are fully supported.

Global Distribution Brochure

Ireland is the largest hedge fund administration centre in the world.

Over 40% of global hedge fund assets are serviced in Ireland. There are 40 fund administrators and 18 depositaries, as well as a range of legal, advisory and specialist servicing firms to choose from. We service the widest range of strategies and lead best practice through industry guidance.

Services for Non-Irish Funds

Ireland’s funds professionals are ranked #1 in experience and flexibility.

Ireland has over 25 years of experience as a leading fund centre and over 14,000 professionals dedicated to the industry. Ireland is ranked 1st for availability of skilled labour, 1st for flexibility, 1st for adaptability of workforce and 1st for productivity. (The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014).

Funds Industry Services Services for Non-Irish Funds

Ireland is home to 50% of the total European ETF market.

Since the launch of the first European ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) in 2000, Ireland has been the most popular European domicile for ETF issuers. The maturity of the Irish service model ensures that ETF issuers have access to service providers with highly automated and scalable global models.

Exchange Traded Funds Guide ETF Technical Information
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