Getting Started in Ireland

Why Ireland

Over 1000 fund managers from 50+ countries have assets administered in Ireland.

1,027 fund managers from 54 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 a committed member of the European Union and will remain so, providing full market access to the EU. 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.

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Over 75% 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.

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. Ireland was the first regulated jurisdiction to provide a regulatory framework specifically for the alternative investment fund industry.

Irish AIFs Guide AIFMD Technical Information

Ireland is a major hub for distribution with international recognition.

Irish funds are sold to 90 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.

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Ireland is the largest alternative investment fund centre in the world.

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

Services for Non-Irish Funds

Ireland has 16,000+ professionals dedicated to the funds industry.

Ireland has over 30 years of experience as a leading fund centre with 16,000+ professionals dedicated to the industry. Ireland was ranked 1st in the world for the attracting and retaining talent. (IMD World Talent Ranking 2019)

Funds Industry Services Services for Non-Irish Funds

Ireland is home to more than 60% of the total European ETF market.

Ireland is a leading European domicile for exchange traded funds. Irish domiciled ETFs represent 62% of the total European ETF market. The maturity of the Irish service model ensures that ETF issuers have access to service providers with highly automated and scalable global models.

Ireland – Europe's Centre of Excellence for ETFs ETF Technical Information
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