Ireland Funds

Ireland funds

IQ-EQ has been active in Ireland for over 30 years. Our fully integrated range of services assists multinational companies and global asset managers in establishing and operating investment and fund structures across Europe.

We believe our longstanding heritage in investment management makes us uniquely positioned to understand the needs of our asset manager clients. Our experienced team of almost 100 local experts, located in Dublin and Shannon, operates a client-dedicated relationship manager model which means every client has a single, trusted point of contact. 

As a group, IQ-EQ provides one of the most comprehensive service offerings to fund managers globally, with specialisms including AIFM and UCITS Management Company, central administration, accounting, compliance and depositary as well as a number of bespoke tech-enabled platforms facilitating detailed investor reporting, ESG benchmarking, private deal flow and more.

Fund services offered in Ireland include:

AIFM and UCITS Management Company

We are authorised to act as an AIFM and UCITS Management Company and assume full responsibility for the regulatory oversight obligations associated with operating a UCITS or AIF structure in Ireland including:

  • Capital and financial management
  • Investment management oversight
  • Risk oversight and management
  • AIFM reporting
  • Distribution services
  • AML and MLRO support

Portfolio Management

We are authorised to provide portfolio management services on behalf of our clients. Our investment team is experienced in managing both publicly traded securities and alternative assets including:

  • Sustainable investing
  • Equities
  • Fixed income
  • Foreign exchange
  • Cash management
  • Asset allocation

Oversight of third-party funds

We provide management company and investment management services to third-party funds with AUM in excess of €29.2bn* and are one of the leading real estate fund service providers in Ireland

*As at 30 September 2022

Global Network

Our experienced team of local experts has access to the global network and resources of IQ-EQ Group.

Playing our part in the drive towards sustainability 

  • We have been a member of the Green Team network (Ireland) since 2021
  • Our new, state-of-the-art Dublin HQ was built with a focus on sustainability, having achieved LEED Gold certification
  • Our investment team has a long heritage in ethical investing having been signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) since 2016

Fund Accounting

  • Calculation of the Net Asset Value (NAV) and the fund’s income and expense accruals
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual accounts
  • Maintenance of the fund's financial books and records
  • Payment of the fund’s expenses 
  • Calculation and payment of dividends and distributions (if required)
  • The backup and maintenance of documents underlying the books
  • Supervision of the orderly liquidation and dissolution of the fund (if required)
  • Audit liaison 

Transfer Agency

  • Handling investor queries and requests for copies of investor reporting
  • Maintaining the register of shareholders, members, unitholders or partners and processing any change requests submitted by investors
  • Delivery of investor communications such as fund notices, financial statements or other materials in accordance with the policies of the fund or as requested by the fund manager 
  • Processing all investors’ cash flows in and out of the fund in respect of capital calls and distributions.
  • Establishing the tax status of investors in line with FATCA and OECD CRS requirements for the automatic exchange of information between Ireland and the other participating countries 
  • Undertake CDD on investors in the fund on behalf of the fund in line with applicable anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing legislation
  • Processing all drawdowns, distributions and transfer instructions (as applicable) when received from investors or fund managers.
  • Processing foreign exchange transactions in relation to investor activity
  • Processing investor capital calls & distributions and issuing notices to investors
  • Issuing capital accounts and quarterly reports to investors

Corporate Services

  • Provision of registered office
  • Company secretarial services
  • Bank account opening

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