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INVESTMENT MANAGER


KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd.

Portfolio Manager:
Noel O'Halloran, Chief Investment Officer



INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE


A closed-end, diversified investment company that seeks long term capital appreciation through investment of at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of Irish securities.



INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY


We believe that investment markets are inefficient and we can add value by constructing a portfolio that will have better value, better quality and better growth characteristics than the broad Irish market. We achieve this by employing a fundamental bottom-up approach to identifying well managed, financially strong companies at attractive valuations.



 

KEY FACTS


 Ticker Symbol

IRL

 Inception Date

April 6, 1990

 Expense Ratio

1.98%

 Net Assets

$55,156,518

 Shares Outstanding

4,981,778

 # of Portfolio Holdings

30


 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Under U.S. tax rules applicable to the Fund, the amount and character of distributable income for each fiscal year can be finally determined only as of the end of the Fund’s fiscal year. The Fund anticipates that sources of distributions to shareholders may include net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital. The estimated composition of the distributions may vary from time to time because the estimated composition may be impacted by future income, expenses and realized gains and losses on securities. For more detailed information related to the composition of the Fund’s distributions, see newirelandfund.com.

KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd., the Fund’s Adviser, has prepared this report based on information sources believed to be accurate and reliable. All reasonable care has been taken to ensure accuracy. However, the figures are unaudited and neither the Fund, the Adviser, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC (the Administrator) nor any other person guarantees their accuracy. Investors should seek their own professional advice, and should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting on this information.

   


CONTACT


     Investor Relations
     1-800-468-6475
     investor.query@newirelandfund.com
     www.newirelandfund.com




 

The MSCI All Ireland Capped Index is designed to represent the performance of the broad Ireland equity universe, while including a minimum number of constituents. The Broad Ireland Equity Universe includes securities that are classified in Ireland according to the MSCI Global Investable Market Index Methodology, together with companies that are headquartered or listed in Ireland and carry out the majority of their operations in Ireland. The index targets a minimum of 25 securities and 20 issuers at construction. The index is designed to take into account the 25% and 50% concentration constraints required for a funds to qualify as a regulated investment company (RIC) in the United States. At each quarterly rebalance, no single index constituent may exceed 25% of the index weight, and the sum of all constituents with index weights greater than 5% may not exceed 50%. Indexes are unmanaged and have been provided for comparison purposes only. No fees or expenses are reflected. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

 


KBI Global Investors Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request. IMPORTANT RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount) the net asset value (NAV) of the fund's portfolio. The Net Asset Value (NAV) is the value of an entity's assets less the value of its liabilities. The Market Price is the current price at which an asset can be bought or sold. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. International investing entails special risk considerations, including currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risks, and differences in accounting methods. There are also risks associated with investing in Ireland, including the risk of investing in a single-country Fund. Concentrating investments in the Ireland region subject the Fund to more volatility and greater risk of loss than geographically diverse funds. Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger more established companies. All MSCI data is provided "as is". In no event shall MSCI, its affiliates, or any MSCI data provider have any liability of any kind in connection with the MSCI data. No further distribution or dissemination of the MSCI data is permitted without MSCI's prior express written consent.