Our investment management practice

Leading audit and advisory services from Deloitte to help you address your business challenges.

At Deloitte we recognise there are no "one-size-fits-all" solutions. Our clients include investment managers and fund service providers across the entire spectrum of the industry. Our team comprises of multi-disciplinary professionals from audit/assurance, tax, risk, regulatory, operational and strategic consulting.

How we can help

As an investment manager or fund service provider we understand that you operate in a complex and dynamic marketplace that is facing a wave of regulatory, operational and compliance challenges.

Deloitte has the depth and breadth of multi-disciplinary skills through our Investment Management Advisory practice to understand your business and respond to your needs.

Our practice provides services in relation to:

  • Audit and assurance
  • Internal audit and enterprise risk
  • Tax
  • Regulation
  • Strategy and operations
  • Corporate finance advisory

Audit and assurance services

Investment fund auditing is a highly complex process that requires a detailed understanding of complex structures and  arrangements. Our dedicated Investment Management department  with over 250 professionals can provide that expertise whether your fund is a UCITS, QIAIF, onshore or offshore structure.

We have extensive experience in auditing complex alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity and real estate.  Our team also has wide-ranging expertise in relation to assurance engagements covering areas such as:

  • Agreed upon procedures
  • Error rectification
  • Fee calculations
  • In specie transfers
  • Gains/losses calculations
  • VaR analysis
  • Accounting opinions/litigation support 

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Key contacts: 

Mike Hartwell, Partner and Head of Investment Management 

Christian MacManus, Partner – Investment Management

Brian Jackson, Partner – Investment Management 

Internal audit and enterprise risk

We are the leading provider of internal audit financial services in Ireland with the largest internal audit practice in the country. Our enterprise risk services cover:

  • ISAE 3402/SSAE 16
  • Internal audit 
  • Data analytics
  • Data governance
  • Data quality & completeness

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Key contacts:

Colm McDonnell, Partner - Enterprise Risk Services

David Kinsella, Partner - Enterprise Risk Services

Tax services

Deloitte's tax specialists have extensive knowledge in helping managers, fund service providers and investors address their tax compliance requirements efficiently and effectively. No matter what the fund structure cross-border implications, Deloitte has the knowledge and the international network to guide you through the tax pitfalls.

Our range of tax services includes:

  • Fund setup and structuring
  • Double tax treaty reclaims
  • Foreign tax filings and requirements
  • Tax reporting
  • Operational tax advice
  • Corporate tax
  • PAYE

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Key contact:

Deirdre Power, Tax Partner and Investment Management Advisory

Regulatory services

Fund managers and their services providers must respond to a steadily increasing range of complex regulatory requirements which can sometimes overlap or have unintended consequences.

Deloitte can help you analyse the impacts for your business and develop an implementation and change support programme which priorities actions in the face of competing demands. We provide regulatory consulting advice and support with respect to all of the key regulatory changes including:

We are expert providers of regulatory compliance services to meet Central Bank of Ireland supervisory requirements. We have extensive experience in areas such as PRISM and themed inspections, breach remediation, fitness and probity applications, corporate governance requirements, capital requirements (ICAAPs) and skilled persons reports.

Key contacts:

Sean Smith, Partner - Risk Advisory

Derina Bannon, Manager - Legal and Regulatory

Strategy and operations

We are the only consultancy to combine in-depth knowledge of the investment management and funds sector with operational, regulatory, finance and technology skills to ensure complete programme delivery.

We offer a range of services enabling investment management businesses to control costs, manage operational change/risk and enhance performance. Our services include:

  • Change management including PMO and task prioritisation
  • On-boarding management including programme/workstream management and data conversions
  • Revenue and pricing including activity-based costing, pricing analytics and pricing control
  • Regulatory implementation focussing on operational realignment to meet new regulatory requirements
  • Technology consulting focussing on system integrations, platform consolidation, digital transformation and software robotics
  • Operations excellence focussing on stabilisation, optimisation and growth, target operating model and enterprise cost reduction

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Key contacts:

David Dalton, Partner - Financial Services Consulting

Cormac Dinan, Director - Financial Services Consulting

Corporate Finance Advisory

We provide expert and in-depth advice to a growing number of fund service providers and investment managers, private equity/venture capital firms and  financial institutions.

With five dedicated partners and 65 staff the team is drawn from many backgrounds. We have significant experience in all aspects of M&A transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, private equity, lead advisory, transaction services, valuations, public private partnership and corporate insolvency and restructuring.

Our services include:

  • M&A
  • Valuations
  • Liquidations
  • Forensic and dispute services
  • Independent reviews
  • Investigations

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Key contacts:

Ronan Nolan, Partner - Corporate Finance

Warren Baxter, Partner - Corporate Finance