Irish Funds Industry Association

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Ashford House
18-22 Tara Street
D02 VX67
Dublin 2

Phone: +353 1 675 3200
Fax: +353 1 675 3210
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The Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is the representative body for the international investment fund community in Ireland. Founded in 1991, Irish Funds represents fund managers, custodian banks, administrators, transfer agents, professional advisory firms and other specialist firms involved in the international fund services industry in Ireland. Members come from all areas of the international funds industry and Irish Funds is well-placed to support and complement the continued development of the industry. Irish Funds vigorously pursues the goals of enhancing and promoting Ireland as the location of choice for the domiciling and administration of investment funds.

Through its representation and participation on government and industry committees/working groups, Irish Funds has contributed to and helped shape the development of Ireland's regulatory and legislative framework and has proven that industry and authority can work in partnership together without compromising the essential integrity of their differing mandates. Through the development of policy and guidance papers in complex areas such as compliance, valuation, accounting, share dealing and registration, Irish Funds defines market practice. The collaboration across our member companies ensures that a wide range of industry perspectives and insights are represented in the formulation of these policy and guidance papers.

Irish Funds Objectives

The objective of the Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is to support, complement and develop the funds industry in Ireland.

The Voice of the Funds Industry - Irish Funds represents the industry in discussions with Government, its departments / agencies and the Central Bank of Ireland to ensure that the environment and infrastructure available can support the continued development and growth of the industry.

An Information Resource for the International Funds Industry - Through the development of industry policy, guidance papers, technical briefings and the output of its working groups, Irish Funds assists in the defining of practice across a range of complex areas such as compliance, valuation, accounting, share dealing and registration. The partnership between members ensures that a full range of perspectives and insights are represented in the formulation of guidance papers. In doing so, Irish Funds provides a valuable service in generating and disseminating information in an effective and complete way. 

Promoting and Profiling Ireland's Funds Industry - Irish Funds raises the profile of the industry to promote Ireland as the premier centre of excellence to domicile and service international investment funds. The association promotes awareness of the funds industry both internationally and domestically by hosting conferences, events and seminars and by engaging with the media. 

Support Training and Development in the International Funds Industry - Irish Funds is committed to the continued development of its most valuable resource - its people. Through the Professional Certificate in International Investment Fund Services, the Certified Investment Fund Director Programme, and other industry related programmes developed in conjunction with the Institute of Banking, as well as industry-specific and technical seminars, Irish Funds actively supports the professional development of those working in the industry. 

Representing the Funds Industry at the European / International Level - Irish Funds is a member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). In cooperation with our European partners, we actively engage in policy discussions at the EU level. Irish Funds is a member of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) which brings together representatives from over 40 national and regional fund associations across the globe.