The Central Bank’s latest quarterly statistics were issued on 2 December 2011. These show the continued strength of the funds industry in Ireland and note that Irish domiciled funds grew as a relative percentage of the total for the Euro area during the quarter from 10.8% to 11.2%.
The statistics include a breakdown of investment funds by category – including bond funds, equity funds, hedge funds and others. They note that Irish hedge funds showed an overall increase in assets of 13.2% during the quarter, with approximately 40% of this being in the form of new subscriptions. This illustrates the continued growth of Ireland as the European domicile of choice for alternative funds.
The relevant information released with these statistics is available to download here