Irish Funds Group
Ireland is a recognised global centre for international investment funds. There are over 11,000 professionals employed in the industry servicing assets in 2010 worth over €1.8trillion in over 11,000 funds.
Founded in 2006, our investment funds group is the fastest growing practice in this sector, having advised on more Irish fund launches than any other firm in 2010. Our Dublin based funds partners have unrivalled combined experience going back as far as 1989 when the international financial services centre ("IFSC") was first established in Dublin.
Our Dublin office funds group specialises in onshore investment fund products of all types including mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, managed account platforms, master-feeder funds, fund of funds and a varity of hybrid structures.
We advise on UCITS (both traditional and alternative/NewCITS), AIFM issues and the global distribution of retail funds, professional investor funds ("PIFs") and qualifying investor funds ("QIFs").
These regulatory categories can be adapted to fit almost any investment strategy and there are a wide variety of legal structures available:
- Investment Companies;
- Unit Trusts;
- Investment Limited Partnerships;
- Common Contractual Funds; and
- Other categories (including Unregulated Limited Partnerships and Special Purpose Vehicles).
Each of these structures offer different legal, regulatory and tax features which can be tailored to suit international investment fund managers and their investors.
Irish funds are distributed in more than 70 countries worldwide with a truly international investor base. While Irish funds can be classified under many headings, broadly speaking there are two main categories – UCITS and Non-UCITS funds which can be sold to both retail and institutional investors throughout the world.
Combining our partners' expertise with the firm's core values ensures that our advice is commercially focused and solutions driven.