Legal & Regulation

IRELAND FUND SERVICES

Ireland Fund Services in Focus - Foreword

Ireland Fund Services in Focus - Foreword

With the profound impacts of Covid-19 continuing to reverberate around the world, it is notable how robust the funds industry has been during the last six months. In Ireland, like elsewhere, significant redemptions were registered in March as investors sought to reduce risk and increase liquidity.

PRIVATE FUNDS

Private funds on the Irish horizon

Private funds on the Irish horizon

The Irish funds industry may have some catching up to do in the private funds space, but as the government gears up to introduce a refreshed Investment Limited Partnerships Act, the jurisdiction is expected to see an influx of managers from the UK, the US and further afield choosing to set up their private funds in Ireland.

ONLINE EVENT

Ireland continues to dominate the European ETF industry

Ireland continues to dominate the European ETF industry

Having trained with Dillon Eustace, Brian Higgins (pictured), partner, returned some 14 years ago and is now in the happy position of being with Ireland’s largest law firm in the funds industry, and working with Dublin-registered ETFs. Higgins is joining the regulatory panel for etfLIVE Europe, discussing the rapid rise of the ETF industry and the potential impact of MiFID II changes and the potential for active ETFs in Europe.

TRADING

Old Mission expands to offer institutional services

Old Mission expands to offer institutional services

Market maker Old Mission has obtained a brokerage license modification for its Old Mission Markets’ subsidiary from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which will enable Old Mission Markets to begin offering trading services directly to buy-side institutions and ETF issuers later this year, complementing the firm’s existing market making business conducted through the Old Mission Capital broker-dealer.