Welcome to The New Ireland Fund
The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company whose objective is long-term appreciation through investment primarily in equity securities of Irish companies.
Ireland has been one of the strongest growing economies in Europe in recent years while significantly improving its fiscal situation. Companies have benefitted from business-friendly government policies, strong exports to Europe and the U.S. and a highly qualified, competitive work force.
The Fund's investment manager, KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd., seeks to identify well managed companies with strong economic fundamentals and superior growth characteristics compared to their market valuation.
Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in equity and fixed income securities of Irish companies. To the extent that the balance of the Fund's assets is not so invested, it will have the flexibility to invest the remaining assets in non-Irish companies that are listed on a recognized stock exchange. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its assets in equity securities that are not listed on any securities exchange.
Ticker Symbol IRL
Bloomberg Symbol IRL US
NAV Symbol XIRLX
Daily Price Data Monday, February 27, 2023
Market Price $10.41
Net Assets ($mil) 38.057
The NAV information is provided by the Fund's accounting agent. The market price is as reported by the exchange on which the Fund trades. This information is unaudited and neither KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd., its wholly owned subsidiaries, the Funds, nor any other person guarantees their accuracy.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold, may be worth more or less than original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. NAV return data includes investment management fees, custodial charges and administrative fees (such as Director and legal fees) and assumes the reinvestment of all distributions. The Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal. Returns for less than one year are not annualized.
Share Repurchase Program
Number of Shares Repurchased During Month November 2022: 0
Number of Shares Repurchased Fiscal Year-to-Date: 0
Number of Shares Outstanding as of 11/30/2022: 3,626,980
Fund specific data and performance are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended for trading purposes. The performance shown represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance information shown. Fund returns are annualized for periods longer than one year. Fund returns do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions, if any, were reinvested.
An investment in the Fund's shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other market investments, may move up or down, sometimes unpredictably. At any point in time, Fund shares may be worth less than a shareholder's original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and/or distributions.
An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested in the Fund. The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and focuses its investments in a single country, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that country. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks not associated with domestic investments, such as currency fluctuation and political and economic changes and market risks. This may result in greater share volatility.
Fund shares are not FDIC-insured and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank.