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EisnerAmper LLP named as Top 10 Fund Auditor servicing Hedge Funds

EisnerAmper LLP was named as a Top 10 Fund Auditor servicing Hedge Funds in Preqin’s 2017 special report on Hedge Fund Service Providers.  EisnerAmper placed number 6 on the list.  Preqin is a leading source of data and intelligence for the alternative assets industry and operates from its headquarters in London, with offices in New York, Singapore and San Francisco.

The report presented an analysis of the latest trends among hedge fund service providers including fund administrators, custodians, prime brokers, auditors, law firms and fund marketers.  EisnerAmper was also named by Preqin as one of the top five fund auditors by the proportion of hedge funds launched in the period of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017.

EisnerAmper LLP is part of EisnerAmper Global, a specialist network operating in key financial services and international trade hubs including the US, Cayman and Ireland.


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Ray Kelly attends the 10-year anniversary of EisnerAmper Cayman

Ray Kelly, Partner at EisnerAmper Ireland, attended the 10-year anniversary celebrations of EisnerAmper Cayman.  The celebration event was held at the Westin Hotel Grand Cayman and was attended by over 200 guests.  The guest speaker on the evening was Adam Cheyer, former Director of Engineering in Apple’s iPhone group and founder of Siri.

Prior to the main event, EisnerAmper Cayman also hosted a dinner for all EisnerAmper Global attendees in the Tasting Rooms in Grand Cayman.  This event was attended by Ray Kelly, the EisnerAmper Cayman team and a number of our EisnerAmper LLP colleagues from New York, including Charly Weinstein, CEO of EisnerAmper LLP.

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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts an evening for the Structured Finance industry

EisnerAmper Ireland hosted an evening for the Structured Finance industry, in The Hibernian Club on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, on 15 June 2017.  The event was a great opportunity to discuss the important challenges that are currently being faced by Structured Finance vehicles, and also to look to the future and highlight any potential developments that may affect the industry going forward.  Topics discussed on the night were:

  • Connecting…the dots – Overview of Ireland’s Structured Finance industry
    Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Partner, Head of Audit
  • EU Audit Reform – Key issues for Ireland’s Structured Finance industry
    Ronan Murphy, Partner, Head of Structured Finance
  • IFRS 9 – Financial Reporting impact on Structured Finance vehicles
    Ian Wilson, Director, Structured Finance
  • Regulatory Insights – Recent trends & developments
    David Montgomery, Partner, Head of Risk & Regulatory

The event was a great opportunity not only to learn about the ongoing regulatory changes affecting SPV’s and their corporate service providers, but also to connect with our clients and enjoy an evening of networking and refreshments.

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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts Alumni Reunion 2017

EisnerAmper Ireland hosted its first Alumni Reunion event of the year on 31 May 2017 in Odessa Rooftop Bar, Dublin 2.

The evening was a great success and provided an opportunity to introduce some of the newer members of our team, including our new Partners, Jennifer Kelly and Tom Brennan.  It was a pleasant evening where both current and former team members enjoyed good conversation, networking and food and drinks, in the heart of our capital city.


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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts Insurance iNED – Learn, Dine & Connect

EisnerAmper Ireland’s inaugural Insurance iNED – Learn, Dine & Connect event was held on 4 May in Shanahan’s on the Green, Dublin 2.  The objective of the evening was to share insights on current trends and developments affecting those responsible for the governance of insurance undertakings.  Alastair Mac Donald, Managing Partner at EisnerAmper Ireland, Ray Kelly, Partner and Head of Insurance, and Dave Montgomery, Partner and Head of Risk & Regulatory, spoke about current challenges and opportunities facing insurance market participants arising from, amongst other areas, the EU Audit reform agenda, the insurance regulatory regime (Solvency II) and Brexit.

Helping Insurers and Reinsurers do business in Ireland and Europe is what we do every day – providing audit, internal audit, risk & regulatory, tax and advisory services.  When we can help you or your clients, please do not hesitate to contact Dave Montgomery, Ray Kelly or Diarmaid O’Keeffe or check our Insurance / Reinsurance section to learn how we can assist you.

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EisnerAmper Ireland hosts “Ireland Gateway to Europe” in London

On 6 and 7 April, EisnerAmper Ireland hosted “Ireland, Gateway to Europe” in the Bloomsbury Hotel, London.  Co-founded by EisnerAmper Ireland in 2012, Ireland Gateway to Europe is a not-for-profit collective of Irish service providers who showcase Ireland as Europe’s premier investment location by providing international companies seeking to expand into Europe with a secure resource network for business expansion, and access to an experienced, professional network of service providers.  2017 is the first year the event is taking place both in the UK in April and in the US in September.  The Ireland Gateway to Europe event in London focused on why the City of London’s leading financial institutions are choosing Ireland to future-proof their access to the EU.  Ray Kelly, Partner at EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team, and David Montgomery, Head of Risk & Regulatory Advisory at EisnerAmper Ireland, attended the event.  Guest speakers included John Bruton and Willy Walsh and David Montgomery was one of panellists at the event, joined by Chief Executives from international and Irish banks, financial institutions and professional services firms.  The event was a great success and we look forward to the next gathering in the US in September.

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New Partner Appointments at EisnerAmper Ireland

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Kelly and Tom Brennan as Partners. These appointments represent a further strengthening of our teams advising the International Business and Financial Services sectors while adding significant experience, expertise, ideas and perspectives to our group of 10 Partners and c.100 staff.

Jennifer and Tom lead the provision of outsourcing services, management & regulatory reporting, financial accounts preparation and ongoing advisory services to our clients operating in the International Business and Financial Services sectors.

Jennifer Kelly has played a key role in the development of EisnerAmper Ireland, having joined the firm in 2004.  Jennifer’s primary focus has been on the provision of advice and support services to corporates doing business in Europe through Ireland.  Having been a Director of the Firm in recent years, Jennifer will lead the provision of our outsourcing, company secretarial and compliance services.

Tom Brennan joined EisnerAmper Ireland in January this year, having previously been CFO and Director of Mercer Ireland, the Irish business of Mercer’s global financial services company.  Tom was also Director of Mercer’s Investment Manager, a MiFid regulated pan-European investment manager.

Tom’s responsibilities and projects included accounting process re-engineering; the creation of accounting hubs across Europe; and leading project management teams across different geographical locations in the areas of finance transformation, organisational design, shared services and finance systems implementations for staff across EMEA.

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EisnerAmper LLP is awarded Best Global Accounting Firm

EisnerAmper LLP was named Best Global Accounting Firm in the 2017 Global Service Provider Awards Survey conducted for Hedgeweek Global.  The Global Service Provider Awards are amongst the hedge fund industry’s most prestigious and competitive awards and are based on a rigorous peer review survey of Hedgeweek’s readers, which includes a global audience of investors, fund managers and industry service providers.

The high profile awards ceremony took place in London on Friday 3 March 2017 and Alastair Mac Donald, Managing Partner, Diarmaid O’Keeffe, and Ray Kelly, Partners at EisnerAmper Ireland, joined our colleagues from EisnerAmper LLP to celebrate their achievement.  Charles Weinstein, EisnerAmper LLP’s Chief Executive Officer, said that EisnerAmper LLP was honoured to be receiving the award and to being recognised as the preeminent accounting and advisory firm in the alternative investment marketplace.

To learn more about our Financial Services team’s offering, please click on the following link.

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David Carroll publishes an article in Asset Management Intelligence

David Carroll, Manager in EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team, recently published an article in Asset Management Intelligence, a publication from EisnerAmper LLP’s Financial Services Group.  The article focused on providing US fund managers with practical information on why Ireland should be considered as a location for their funds.  In his article, David highlighted the regulations that apply to various fund structures within Ireland and gave insights on how to set up an Irish Fund structure.  David’s article is available on EisnerAmper LLP’s website and the publication is available at the following link.

Please click on this link to learn more about EisnerAmper Ireland’s Financial Services team’s offering and to find out how our Financial Services team can assist you.

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EisnerAmper Ireland Summer Blog Challenge 2016

For the second year running, EisnerAmper Ireland has teamed up with Trinity College Dublin’s Careers Advisory Service to run the “EisnerAmper Ireland Summer Blog Challenge”.  During Michaelmas Term, Trinity Senior Sophister students were invited to participate in the Summer Blog Challenge.  Students were asked to compose a 500-word blog, giving readers a glimpse into what they learned about employment, industry, themselves and their own capabilities and preferences.  Key to writing the winning entry included a catchy title, a call to action, clear writing style and a few inspiring images.

The prize giving lunch was held on 1 March 2017 with a number of Trinity College staff in attendance.  Lisa Halpin, Talent Management Executive at EisnerAmper Ireland, also attended the event to present the prizes to the successful writers.  Extracts from this year’s winning blogs can be found here.

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EisnerAmper Ireland attends Chartered Accountants Ireland Careers Fair

EisnerAmper Ireland’s recruitment team attended the 3rd level Careers Fair that took place in Chartered Accountants House on Wednesday 22 February 2017.  The event was open to all candidates interested in pursuing a career as Chartered Accountants.  Attendees had the opportunity to talk to over 15 employers and listen to a panel of experts who gave valuable tips on CV preparation and interviews and shared insights on a career as Chartered Accountants.

If you want to kick-start your career in accountancy with real-world, hands-on experience, in a firm where dedication and commitment are recognised, valued and nurtured, please check out our Careers page or email

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EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business team travels to London

On Tuesday 7 February 2017, Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business at EisnerAmper Ireland, Cormac Doyle, Partner and Head of Tax, and Tom Brennan, Partner Designate, Financial Services Outsourcing, travelled to London to meet with UK legal firms with a focus on International business and financial services, Irish state agencies, existing Firm International Business clients and the management of a regulated entity setting up in Ireland.  This trip provided EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business team with the opportunity to strengthen its relationship with international clients setting up in Ireland and to further raise EisnerAmper Ireland’s profile in the London Financial Services ecosystem where we already have a reputation for making trade happen.

Please click on this link to find out how EisnerAmper Ireland’s International Business team can assist with any queries.

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