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Finance company creates 150 jobs

A financial services company is to create 150 jobs in Dublin.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the expansion by Butterfield Fulcrum reflected the excellent skills available in Ireland.

"International financial services is a key sector targeted in the Government's plan for jobs and growth, and in the past 18 months we have implemented a number of changes to support expansion and job creation in this sector," he said.

"Over recent months we have seen some positive announcements in this field, and today's announcement that this leading international company is creating an additional 150 jobs in Dublin is very welcome."

Butterfield Fulcrum is a fund administration company which provides investment services. It first opened offices in 2009 in Ireland, where it already employs 100 people.

The 150 new jobs will be created over the next three years in the areas of middle office and customer-relationship management, according to state investment agency IDA Ireland, which worked with the company on the investment.

Glenn Henderson, chief executive officer of Butterfield Fulcrum, said the firm has had a very positive experience in Dublin.

"Our experience with the Irish labour market has been phenomenal," he said. "Our clients have been very impressed with the calibre of those we have hired in Ireland. Today's expansion is as a result of this success."

Barry O'Leary, chief executive officer of IDA Ireland, said the expansion established Ireland's reputation as a global centre for fund administration.

"The success and accelerated growth of the company's Irish operations demonstrates Ireland's ability to host international financial services companies and provide the highly-skilled employees they require for rapid growth," he said.

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