A growing and dynamic industry with a very bright future
The investment funds industry has grown phenomenally and is now the single largest employer in the international financial services sector in Ireland. Today, the funds industry services over €1 trillion in assets and is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence and innovation in terms of product development and service levels across all fund types, from the traditional ‘simple’ investment fund to the more complex alternative investment fund types like hedge funds, property funds and private equity funds.
This industry, which started with the establishment of the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin in the late 1980’s, now extends way beyond the IFSC and Dublin with many industry companies having established operations throughout Ireland. Industry companies are now located in Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kildare, Meath and Louth and more companies are planning to expand their operations outside of Dublin.
The investment funds industry in Ireland is well positioned to take advantage of a buoyant global market and is set to experience strong growth in the foreseeable future. This industry offers excellent opportunities to work in a vibrant, dynamic and rewarding business.