Cork for International Financial Services
08 March, 2017
As a globally renowned centre for specialist International Financial Services (IFS), Ireland is home to over 400 IFS companies of which over 200 are foreign owned with a further 200 indigenous companies located throughout the island providing employmet for over 40,000 people.
As Ireland’s second-largest financial services hub, Cork City offers IFS companies a real competitive solution. Connecting Cork, a collaboration between local stakeholders and industry leaders that is growing Cork’s international profile, are inviting businesses to choose the southern capital as their hub for IFS.
A recent survey of IFS companies in the Cork area undertaken by the Cork University Business School in March 2017 revealed some interesting facts:
- 100 % of respondents rated Cork’s educational institutions and skilled workforce as good or very good
- 95% agree Cork is a competitive location for the International Financial Services industry
- 100% agree Cork has the ability to attract and retain top international talent
- 95% agree Cork has a superior work life balance to other locations