Global Legal Insights: Fund Finance 2017


Author: Kevin Murphy, Kevin Lynch and David O’Shea

Global Legal Insights has published its guide to Fund Finance 2017, with Arthur Cox authoring the chapter for Ireland. Fund Finance 2017 covers legal trends and developments in the greater fund finance markets providing law firms, financial institutions, funds and investors with a comprehensive insight. The book includes 14 product-oriented chapters together with 17 jurisdictions.

Overview of the Irish funds industry

Ireland is regarded as a key strategic location by the world’s investment funds industry. Investment funds established in Ireland are sold in over 70 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. As of July 2016 there were 6,284 Irish domiciled funds with net assets of over €1.9trn. While the majority of these fund assets are held in UCITS funds, Irish-domiciled AIFs2 had in excess of €460bn in net assets as of July 2016 (representing signifi cant growth in the size of alternative investment funds since the introduction of AIFMD in 2013). The majority of the investment in these regulated investment funds comes from non-Irish institutional investors.

Read Arthur Cox’s chapter on fund finance here.

This article first appeared in Global Legal Insights: Fund Finance 2017.

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