For 30 years Ireland has been a leading domicile for internationally distributed investment funds, covering the widest range of fund types. International fund promoters are attracted to Ireland due to its open, transparent and well-regulated investment environment, a strong emphasis on investor protection, an efficient tax structure, and its innovative business culture.
The significance, complexity and rapid evolution of the sustainable finance regulatory framework requires industry mobilisation to respond effectively to this ambitious agenda. Our efforts have involved looking at sustainable finance from a range of perspectives, including policy, legal and regulatory, data, product, future services and capabilities, as well as training needs.
The Investment Limited Partnership (ILP) is a common law, regulated partnership structure specifically designed for investment funds. New legislation enacted in late 2020 has modernised the ILP in order to bring it into line with European and international standards and to provide the ILP with features available in other Irish regulated investment funds.
Our new Strategic Framework, which is composed of four key pillars – Advocacy, Leadership, Engagement, and Capability - will help us to meet the needs of our members now and into the future. Indeed, as our sector evolves and grows, it signals an exciting new phase and ensures we are future-proofing and setting our sights high.