11 December 2014

Fitzgerald welcomes opening of new Fidelity office at Citywest

-     Firm will hire up to 200 new employees
-     Further evidence of Citywest’s strategic importance in job creation

Local TD Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice & Equality, has today (11th December) welcomed the opening of Fidelity Investments’ second Dublin office at Citywest, with the firm planning to create up to 200 new jobs in the coming years.

She said:

“Fidelity is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, and the opening of this new office will allow the firm to hire up to 200 new employees for a diverse set of roles in its global operations. The jobs will encompass technology and business operations activities in Ireland to cover the full investment management lifecycle, as well as key corporate services such as R&D, International Finance and Risk management.

“This is very good news for the area, which reinforces the momentum of economic recovery, highlighting the faith job-creating companies have in the skills of Irish workers, and the belief they have in Dublin as a business hub.

“Fidelity is internationally recognized for its state-of-the-art financial products and services, and this exciting expansion will deliver tremendous career opportunities for its new employees. The Government, through the Action Plan for Jobs, will continue its focus on promoting Ireland as the location of choice for financial services companies.

“This follows other major jobs announcement at Citywest in 2014 by companies such as  Charles River and Aspen provides – still further evidence that Ireland is viewed as a highly attractive place to invest.

“I commend Minister Richard Bruton and his colleagues at the IDA for helping to deliver this welcome boost to the area, and I look forward to further good news in the coming year as economic recovery continues to deepen and broaden”.