Ireland is recognised as a global international financial services hub, and Cork has a well established IFS sector, including companies such as BNY Mellon and Citco. In a new initiative led by Cork Chamber, Cork's strengths as an investment location for International Financial Services (IFS) are being highlighted through the partnership of Connecting Cork with Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) at a series of industry briefings in Boston and New York.
Connecting Cork is a Cork Chamber-led initiative, supported by Cork City Council, Cork County Council and other local partners, which involves targeted international engagement with business organisations and individuals, highlighting the factors that make Cork a top-class location for business and investment.
Speaking from the US, Barrie O'Connell, President of Cork Chamber said: "Connecting Cork is highlighting the capacity and capability that Cork offers as a location for IFS. In particular, Cork's talent pool is continuously cited as one of its top attractors - CIT and UCC produce a pipeline of high-calibre, industry-ready graduates, and UCC boasts four financial services research centres which support the development of the IFS sector in the region. In addition, our international connectivity, strong track record, competitiveness and quality of life offering are all very attractive both for employers and employees."
Read more about Cork's offer for IFS - Cork For IFS