Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland; Belfast;
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

149 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 July 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


149 jobs are to be created in Belfast as a result of a multi-million pound investment by the Bank of Ireland Group. The 149 are in the specialist area of hedge fund management.

The bank's group chief executive Brian Goggin said the decision to set up the operation in Belfast was because of the quality of the people available. Bank of Ireland has 44 branches and eight business centres in Northern Ireland, employing 1,300 staff.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered support of over £2m towards the initiative, which was announced on July 26th by First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.


  • 26 July 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Bank of Ireland Group, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65637, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65637.