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Fisher Investments Makes Irish Move

Editorial Staff, 20 July 2021

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The announcement comes just over a month after Fisher said it was pushing into the HNW Australian market.

Fisher Investments, the US investment house in charge of €158 billion ($186 billion) in assets, is branching out into Ireland, shortly after it pushed into the Australian market for high net worth clients. 

The firm has created a subsidiary, Fisher Investments Ireland Limited.

"The decision to expand into Ireland was a logical step given the success we've experienced with our client-first model elsewhere in Europe," Fisher Investments' chief executive Damian Ornani said. 

The move gives the firm, founded by author and investment figure Ken Fisher, a foothold in the European Union’s Single Market – an important consideration particularly as the UK is now out of the bloc.

The business said it is “actively recruiting candidates for sales, service and operations roles in Ireland.”

On a related note, Ireland has benefited – as have countries such as the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany – from the UK’s departure from the European Union. According to Ernst & Young (aka EY), the decision to quit the single market has resulted in £1.3 trillion of assets so far leaving UK shores for Europe.

Through March 2021, Dublin remained the most popular destination for staff relocations and new European offices; 36 financial services firms have established new operations there in the wake of Brexit.

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