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Alter Domus opens second office in Ireland

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Alter Domus, a provider of fund and corporate services, has opened its second office in Ireland in Cork, creating 60 new jobs.

Alter Domus was established in Ireland in 2011 and in 2014 the firm acquired O'Donovan Stewart Corporate Services. The team was set up in Dublin to provide the full suite of corporate services with strong activity in aircraft leasing, private equity, real estate and debt.
James McEvoy, Alter Domus country executive Ireland, says: “Today, we are delighted to now be able to offer Fund Administration services specialising in private equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt and further, to announce the opening of our International Centre of Excellence in Cork with the creation of 60 new jobs, while we continue to expand our operations in Dublin providing corporate and fund services.”
Laurent Vanderweyen (pictured), CEO of Alter Domus, says: “Ireland is an attractive jurisdiction for Alter Domus to further expand, Dublin already being a popular investment structuring destination for non-European fund managers, particularly from the US, looking for an entry point into the European market. Alter Domus, as a well-established provider in the alternatives domain across continental Europe, recognises the strategic importance of further building its presence in Ireland as this jurisdiction continues to attract interest from our clients in North America, the UK and beyond.”
Speaking at the launch event in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said: "This is a great win for Ireland and for Cork and adds to the existing hub of financial services companies. Ireland remains a committed member of the EU, benefitting from the many advantages that EU membership brings, including bilateral trade agreements with third countries providing market access opportunities and a common predictable legal and regulatory framework. I'm confident that you will have no difficulty sourcing the skills you require for your International Centre of Excellence and I look forward to watching you grow in the coming years."
Minister of State for Financial Services, Eoghan Murphy, says: "I welcome today's announcement by Alter Domus, not only for choosing to increase their specialist operations in Ireland, but for their foresight to expand into Cork. It perfectly illustrates the IFS 2020 priority to highlight the added-value of distributing operations both in Dublin and regional locations. I look forward to continue working with the IDA to promote the talent, connectivity and competitive offering to be found in our regional financial services hubs."
Welcoming the announcement CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan, says: “It is fantastic to see Alter Domus expanding its footprint in Ireland with the opening a second office in Cork. As a committed member of the EU, Ireland has a lot to offer with a proven track record with international financial services and a strong commitment to the single market. We look forward to working closely with the Alter Domus as they continue to grow their business in Ireland.” 

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