Achievement • Continued Learning • Flexibility • Travel • Regional Opportunities • Diversity & Inclusion • Corporate Social Responsibility • Work / Life Balance • Career Development & Mobility

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Webinar Recording: Diversity Diversified in the Funds Industry

Facts & Figures

Remote Working

Our industry was able to pivot quickly to remote working during the pandemic. The flexible working solutions in place have continued to facilitate continued remote and hybrid working.

Regional Spread

Nearly 180 companies directly employ more than 17,000 people living in every county across Ireland.

Industry Employment

There are more than 17,000 employed in our industry in Ireland, with over 34,000 of a total employment impact across the country.

Skills & Training

Irish Funds partners with the Institute of Banking to provide practical, relevant and flexible university programmes designed for those who work in the our industry.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our industry champions diversity and inclusion initiatives and Irish Funds facilitates with member firms to put this at the core of businesses.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our industry positively contributes to our local communities. Recent examples include volunteering in schools, raising money for educational programmes and fundraising to support people experiencing homelessness.

Meet The People

We asked funds industry professionals to share their backgrounds and experiences working in the industry. They talk about career development, where they're from, what they enjoy most in their roles and what they're involved in at their company and outside of work

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'As a non-business/finance graduate, I had a huge learning curve when I joined PwC. I enjoyed learning about the Funds industry generally – one of the most enjoyable parts of my job is the constant learning process.'

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Tara Doogan

Manager, Regulatory Advisory, Asset & Wealth Management at PwC

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'I enjoy meeting new people and building strong working relationships with them and providing commercially feasible solutions to clients’ transactions.'

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Brian Brennan

Tax Partner at KPMG

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'Originally from Sarawak, Malaysia, I moved to Ireland in 2005 with the intention of completing a degree in accounting and finance. 13 years down the road, I am still in Ireland and I am now ACCA qualified and I recently completed a Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments. '

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Zhuriqa Jalil

Client Services Team Leader at Brown Brothers Harriman

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'The thing I enjoy most about my job is identifying the Opportunity in the Challenge. Whether designing new systems, collaborating with clients or working closely with fantastically talented colleagues, I feel privileged to be working in a fast-paced industry where each day brings new challenges and the only constant is change.'

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Patrick Cahill

IT Business Analyst at Carne Group

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'Be curious, don’t take it personally and remember you learn with every move. Linear moves in the funds industry really help you learn the business.'

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Carol Andrews

Managing Director of Client Experience at BNY Mellon

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