Rothstein Kass' global network is expanding into Ireland.
The move comes amid increased focus on European Union regulatory requirements by U.S. fund managers in light of the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, which is set to take effect in July.
"With more and more of our clients operating on an international level, there is a real demand for firms that can deliver in-depth expertise and hands-on services beyond just the national level," said Steven Kass, chairman of the firm's network global board, in a release. "Our team has a unique combination of extensive experience, high-touch service and knowledge of the global fund industry, and we see this growth as a means to better serve our clients while also taking advantage of the opportunity of increasing our international client base."
The network's members are professional services providers to the financial services industry, with 1,100 employees in 10 offices in the United States, including Roseland, and a location in the Cayman Islands.
"This is an exciting and important move for Rothstein Kass, given our focus on the global fund industry and Ireland's importance as one of the leading fund domiciles in the world," said Dan Byrne, a member of the network's global board. "Rothstein Kass Ireland will be focused on auditing investment funds domiciled in Ireland and certain other European jurisdictions, as well as special-purpose vehicles that are formed in Ireland to invest in a variety of asset classes."
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