Now Available: Why Ireland 2022 Publication

Monday, 14 March 2022

Now Available: Why Ireland 2022 Publication

Since the establishment of the funds and asset management industry in Ireland over 30 years ago, we have helped investment managers from all over the globe to develop and expand their international distribution footprint.

With over 17,000 funds professionals, Ireland is recognised as a centre of excellence with expertise ranging from fund administration, transfer agency, and depositary to legal, tax and audit services, stock exchange listing, compliance and consultancy services.

View the latest trends and statistics demonstrating why Ireland is regarded as a key strategic location by the world's leading players.

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Did you know that...

  • Ireland is the domicile for 5.9% of world-wide investment fund assets, making it the 3rd largest global centre and the 2nd largest in Europe.

  • Net assets in Irish domiciled funds reached €4.1 trillion in 2021, with €310 billion in net sales

  • Ireland is ranked as the 4th most competitive country in the euro area.

  • Ireland is 1st in the EU and 4th globally with the highest proportion of 25-34 year olds with a third level qualification (54%).

  • Ireland is the fastest growing major European domicile for funds and accounts for 18.5% of all European fund assets.

  • Ireland is an internationally recognised, open and tax efficient jurisdiction. Ireland has the lowest headline corporate tax rate in the OECD and has tax treaties with over 70 countries.

  • Ireland is a leading European domicile for exchange traded funds. Irish domiciled ETFs represent approximately 67% of the total European ETF market.

  • Ireland is a committed member of the EU and will remain so, providing full market access to the EU. It is the only English-speaking common law jurisdiction in the Eurozone.

  • Ireland provides access to a European market of 500 million consumers, one of the largest markets in the world.

  • Over 430 financial services companies are operating from Ireland today, including 20 of the top 25 global institutions, engaged in activities ranging from asset management and administration to aviation finance.