Empowering Citizens and Enabling the Economy

To provide European citizens with better opportunities to create a more secure future and enjoy long-term financial well-being, we must unlock and facilitate the flow of capital to empower businesses throughout Europe.

As an industry, we are an integral part of enabling Europe’s economy and driving sustainable growth. By engaging with savers and helping them to direct and manage their investments, asset managers can enable a range of enterprises and projects, fuelling growth across the EU for decades to come. To do so, we will empower citizens – providing them with the financial knowledge and insight to understand and choose the best options for building and protecting their savings.

We are also firmly committed to championing excellence and awareness in environmental, social, and governance issues to ensure a sustainable future.

Industry Profile and Sustained Growth in Ireland

There are over 17,000 employed directly in the funds and asset management industry in Ireland, with over 34,000 of a total employment impact right across the country.

The investment funds and asset management industry in Ireland is a major contributor to the Irish economy in terms of high-skilled employment, output and GVA in the Irish economy, as well as a provider of a significant direct tax return to the Irish Exchequer.

There is also evidence of a very significant and increasing regionalisation of economic activity, with employees now located in all counties in the Republic of Ireland, and this is important in demonstrating the industry’s contribution to Government policy in relation to balanced regional development.

Irish Funds – A Leading Voice in the Industry

Irish Funds has been a leading voice for the investment funds and asset management industry for more than 30 years. Our wealth of experience and knowledge has contributed to cementing Ireland’s reputation as a European centre of excellence when it comes to supporting and enabling investments. EU-based investors have €1 trillion of investments in Irish domiciled funds giving them access to investments in Europe and globally. And by attracting global capital into the EU, Irish domiciled funds have €1 trillion invested into assets across the EU.

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A vision for Europe's leadership in investment funds management.

Asset managers play a crucial role in supporting

European growth and development, empowering citizens,

communities, and businesses through the collective power of well-managed investment and savings.

Executive Summary: Indecon Assessment of Economic Impact of the Industry on the Irish Economy

Executive Summary: Indecon Assessment of Economic Impact of the Industry on the Irish Economy

The investment funds and asset management industry employs a wide range of highly skilled individuals in Ireland who provide specialist services to enable the establishment, sale, administration and oversight of funds (both Irish and non-Irish domiciled). At the end of 2020, 17,273 full-time equivalent (FTE) persons were directly employed in investment funds and asset managementrelated enterprises.

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