Europe ranks as the second largest market in the global asset management industry, managing 33% of the estimated EUR 41 trillion global mutual funds' assets at the end of 2016. Furthermore, the European market is open to the rest of the world and can be accessed through a variety of Irish domiciled fund structures benefitting from a European passport.

Irish domiciled funds lend themselves to a wide variety of asset classes including; private equity, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, loan and other credit funds, hybrid and equity funds. These funds are marketed not only within Europe but globally. Ireland's EU membership, the range of regulated funds that it offers, a zero direct tax environment for funds, low corporation tax for service providers, strong regulatory environment and Ireland's highly-skilled English speaking workforce makes it a European domicile of choice for global asset managers.

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