Hedge funds

Ireland is recognised worldwide as a leading domicile in the hedge fund industry and here’s why...

40%
of the global hedge funds are serviced in Ireland making it the largest hedge fund administration cantre in the world
50%
of the top 10 European hedge fund managers have set up hedge funds in Ireland
$235bn
is the total amount of Irish domiciled hedge fund assets

So, what makes Ireland the location of choice for your hedge fund?

  • Ireland is AIFMD ready
  • It has a world class tax environment - 12.5% corporation tax, no net asset tax, no fund tax
  • Ireland has the right expertise – servicing over €1 trillion of alternative fund assets
  • It has the right Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) structures for hedge funds
  • It allows for non-EU managers to appoint self-managed AIF as the AIFM
  • Ireland has removed the promoter approval regime for hedge funds and other AIFs
  • It already requires the appointment of an independent depositary as now required under AIFMD
  • Ireland allows hedge funds seeking to move onshore to a regulated fund jurisdiction a streamlined fund re-domiciling process
  • Ireland is an English-speaking common law jurisdiction with a high quality business-friendly environment and a highly developed support infrastructure

How can we help?

Hedge funds are a specialist product. We have a team of experts with extensive experience of hedge funds who offer services tailored to the needs of hedge fund managers, their funds and their service providers. In fact, 80% of the top global ‘Hedge Fund Intelligence’ listed hedge funds and 100% of the top 10 European hedge fund managers are serviced by PwC. For more details see our hedge fund statement of qualification publication.