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Ireland – The Leading Jurisdiction for SPVs

Ireland is the leading European jurisdiction for SPVs, structured finance and securitised structures. With a network of specialist service providers, such as directors, advisers, listing agents and trustees, the industry in Ireland supports and services the widest range of structured finance deals.

Ireland is an international jurisdiction that is a member of the EU and of the OECD. SPVs are established as companies in Ireland, and are subject to Irish laws, regulations and tax, which provide security, certainty and protection for investors.

Q4-2018 Snapshot

Number of Irish SPVs: 2,306

  • Assets of Irish SPVs: €727 billion
  • Irish share of euro area FVC vehicles: 26.5%
  • Irish FVCs launched during Q4-18: 107
  • Local economic contribution from SPVs: €397 Million
  • Local employment due to SPVs: 2,615 jobs

View the most recent Irish SPV report:

Irish SPVs: The Centre of the IFS Ecosystem

Irish SPVs are part of a wider global industry where:

  • 91% of Irish SPVs have been set up by international sponsors
  • The US and UK account for 45% of Irish domiciled SPVs
  • The vast majority of assets and liabilities are located outside of Ireland

In addition to securitisation structures and debt securities, the SPV framework supports and underpins the other main international financial services sectors in Ireland including aircraft leasing, investment funds and reinsurance by enabling companies in these industries to establish financing companies and manage risk appropriately through the deployment of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).

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