Ireland: The Continuing Evolution Of Hedge Funds

Ireland has earned a reputation as a thriving hub for hedge funds, which is reflected in the size and sophistication of the Irish funds industry. As of 30 June 2023, there are over 8,700 Irish domiciled funds with over €3.7 trillion of assets under management. Ireland's fund industry continues to evolve in a way that reflects international trends and regulatory changes. This article identifies recent trends and developments, which include the impact of sustainable investing, scrutiny of fund fees and costs, recent macroprudential developments that are expected to impact hedge funds, and current trends in outsourcing. The trends identified illustrate the current challenges and provide an insight into future developments of the hedge funds industry.

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