Ireland Hedge Fund Services 2011

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Patrick Hayes, Senior MD and Head of Hedge Fund Operations, State Street Ireland

Ireland's regulated fund market grows apace

By James Williams – It's no exaggeration to say that Ireland, as a jurisdiction, punches above its weight. »

Rosemary Quinlan, Managing Director, HSBC Securities Services and Deputy Country CEO

Ireland’s key strategic role continues

Interview with Rosemary Quinlan – HSBC Securities Services has been operating out of Dublin since 1979, during which time it has become one of the leading players in the funds space. Responding to challenges and having the speed and innovation to overcome them has always been a key strength of this global player. »

Paul Farrell, partner, Walkers

Walkers Dublin is open for business

Interview with Paul Farrell – Since Walkers decided to open an office in Dublin last September the firm has grown steadily. There are currently 35 members of staff. Of these, five are lawyers working in the Investment Funds Group, which opened up for business 1 February 2011 with Walkers partner, Paul Farrell, at the helm. »

Mark White, partner and Head of the Investment Management Group, McCann FitzGerald

Ireland’s funds industry is key to economic success

By James Williams – Ireland has had a lot to contend with, economically, in recent times. Earlier this year the Irish Central Bank identified that an additional EUR24 billion was needed on top of the EUR46 billion bailout package to Ireland’s failing banking system agreed upon back in September ’08. Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, building society EBS and Irish Life and Permanent all received emergency funds. Bank of Ireland now remains the only Irish bank not to be fully nationalised. Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the country’s banks would be turned into two new “universal pillar banks” with AIB merging with EBS. »

Michael Stapleton, VP Financial Services at the Investment Development Agency (IDA Ireland)

Recession could be blessing in disguise

Interview with Michael Stapleton – Ireland’s economic woes are well documented. Spiralling real estate prices and failing banks have created domestic economic contraction over the last three years, but the European Commission forecasts 3% growth in 2011. »

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