Index funds, which passively track indices, have actually outperformed actively managed funds over the past decade. Photograph: iStock

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are investment vehicles structured to enable investors to track a particular index, such as the FTSE 100 or the Nasdaq, t(...)

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Investor services group IQ-EQ will create 45 jobs in Co Clare over the next five years as the company expands its Irish operations with a dedicated fu(...)

By 1990, the IFSC effectively comprised a single building on Custom House Quay and not even the most wildly optimistic could have predicted what it would grow into over the next three decades. Photograph: iStock
A globally important industry

It may be hard to believe but the Irish funds industry is not much more than 30 years old. The concept of establishing an international financial serv(...)

Trade between China and Ireland is currently at record levels. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

In Dublin’s gossipy stockbroking community, it was a wonder that the talks were kept under wraps for so long. It emerged in early February that Goodb(...)

Technology is playing an ever increasing role in asset management. Photograph: Getty Images
Funding the future

Ireland is home to 5 per cent of worldwide investment funds assets, making it the third largest global centre and the second largest in Europe, after (...)

Dylan McCormac  with former Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell. O’Connell has launched a new funding programme for the youth-education charity initiative basis.point. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

A youth-education charity initiative of the Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is heading for the €1 million funding mark after launching (...)

The Government  plans to introduce a new strict liability criminal offence so that serious cases of offshore tax evasion can be prosecuted. Photograph: PA

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is poised to introduce a 20 per cent levy on money overseas investors receive from Irish property held in funds, (...)

Opposition politicians have called on the Government to do more to ensure so-called vulture funds cannot continue to take advantage of legislation to avoid paying tax on profits made buying and selling Irish property assets.

Opposition politicians have called on the Government to do more to ensure so-called vulture funds cannot continue to take advantage of legislation to (...)

The umbrella group for the Irish funds industry has signed a pact with its Chinese counterpart to forge closer ties between the sectors in both count(...)

Simon Harris: “It would be foolhardy to put together a strategy that didn’t seek to build on the knowledge of the industry.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Harris is a minister in a hurry. With about 76 weeks in office before the next general election, the recently-appointed Minister of State at the(...)

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