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Why Ireland? New Developments Bring New Advantages

22nd Mar 2023

JTC’s offices in Ireland are now licensed for administration of U.S.-based funds alongside existing AIFM and depositary services. What does this mean for your international fundraising options?

When US-based private equity firms look to expand their operations abroad, there are many jurisdictions to choose from, and the choice of domicile affects everything from where you can fundraise to taxes to regulatory issues and ESG standards. As the third largest fund center in the world, Ireland is perfectly situated to support US fund managers.

Because it has tax treaties with both the US and EU, Ireland boasts a particularly strong relationship with both the European and American financial communities. The country also has a reputation for regulatory supervision that can provide peace of mind for investors, and its investment framework is compatible with the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD).

Beyond its regulatory and legal benefits, Ireland also has the advantage of being the only English-speaking country in the EU with the Euro as its currency. That means it can offer US-based fund managers a business environment featuring culture and communication that matches what they’re used to.

JTC has obtained license to provide fund administration services in Ireland, complementing existing Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM), depositary, and corporate solutions offered by JTC’s offices in Dublin and Enniscorthy.

Fund administration services will include fund accounting, transfer agency, AML, FATCA/CRS and the preparation of fund financials with audit support. Thanks to JTC’s established presence and strong network, those who have never raised or deployed capital abroad will find Ireland a welcoming environment where they can take advantage of our team’s wealth of experience.

To help others better understand Ireland as a jurisdiction and what recent developments mean for funds looking to domicile there, JTC is hosting a free webinar on March 29th. Representatives from JTC, Ballybunion Capital, INDOS Financial, PwC Ireland, and Dechert LLP will cover a wide range of topics, including how to navigate the path from local to global fundraising and capital deployment, Ireland’s benefits as a jurisdiction, and JTC’s new fund administration services in the country This webinar is ideal for anyone who’s considered raising or deploying capital in the EU.

Panelists will also be responding to questions from attendees so you can get the answers you need about the specifics of Irish domiciliation. We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it, be sure to register so you can receive a link to watch the webinar later. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn about an exciting market and its possibilities.

Learn more and watch the Fund Service in Ireland: Enhanced Capabilities, New Opportunities webinar here.

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