Northern Ireland is a leading global location for financial services investment.

An unbeatable combination of world-class talent, highly competitive operating costs and research excellence in a low-risk, pro-business environment, has fuelled the growth of Northern Ireland’s financial services sector.

Teams in the region are leading the way in providing a wide range of international financial services solutions including pensions administration, investment operations, regulatory compliance and risk management in support of the global capital markets, asset management and banking industries.

The region has exceptionally strong credentials in financial services technology and is a European leader in sophisticated software development for major financial institutions worldwide. Deep expertise in trading and payments technologies, regtech, insuretech, and cyber security together with pioneering activity in disruptive technologies such as data analytics and AI, underpins the region’s global reputation as a location of choice for fintech investment and as a top 3 fintech location of the future (FT fDi Markets, 2019).

A host of financial services giants including Aflac, Allstate, Citi, IQ-EQ, Liberty Mutual, Ocorian and Mercer, as well as home-grown entrepreneurs, AquaQ Analytics, FD Technologies, Datactics and Seopa all thrive in an entrepreneurial ecosystem in which collaboration and innovation is encouraged and supported by government.

Invest Northern Ireland, the region’s economic development agency, works with investors to offer advice and financial assistance to support business establishment, growth, capability development and international competitiveness. www.investni.com