Introduction to Collective Investment Schemes 

The Central Bank of Ireland is responsible for the authorisation and supervision of collective investment schemes ("CIS").

CIS are also commonly known as funds/schemes and these terms are used interchangeably throughout these pages and ancillary documents.

CIS are established for the purpose of investing the pooled funds of investors (held as units or shares) in assets in accordance with investment objectives and investment policies published in a prospectus.

There are two main categories of funds authorised by the Central Bank:

  • UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities)
  • Non-UCITS


UCITS have their basis in EU legislation and once authorised in one Member State, may be marketed throughout the EU, without further authorisation. This is described as a EU passport. UCITS are retail investment products.


The Non-UCITS are those funds authorised by the Central Bank which do not have a similar EU passport. Non-UCITS can be marketed to retail and institutional investors.

Online Reporting For Investment Funds - Guidance

Guidance on the Central Bank of Ireland’s Online Reporting regime for Investment Funds can be found here.


In this section we show statistics relevant to Irish authorised Collective Investment Schemes:

Collective Investment Scheme Monthly Statistics

  • Monthly list of authorised funds (names) 
  • Monthly funds data, including type of fund and summary of authorisations and revocations 

These statistics are updated monthly in arrears.

View   January 2017 - Monthly Fund Data.pdf

           January 2017 - Monthly List Authorised Funds.pdf          

Director Time Commitments

          Director Time Commitments Industry Letter.pdf