KBI GLOBAL INVESTORS CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK'S DAY WITH THE OPENING BELL®

Hawkshaw and O’Halloran join US colleagues at NYSE The Opening Bell® ceremony following interview with Maria Bartiromo

With the St Patrick’s Week celebrations well under way, it was appropriate that Dublin-based institutional asset manager KBI Global Investors (‘KBIGI’) should join Margaret Duffy, Chair of the Board of Directors of The New Ireland Fund, Inc (NYSE: IRL) today as she rung The Opening Bell®.

The New Ireland Fund, Inc (the ‘Fund’) invests almost exclusively in Irish companies and is the only actively managed NYSE listed fund of its type.  The Fund, which seeks to deliver long-term capital appreciation, is designed for U.S. investors looking to participate in the Irish equity market, and is advised by KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd, a subsidiary of KBI Global Investors Ltd.

The Opening Bell® ceremony is a fitting backdrop to the Fund’s recent and successful capital raise, furthermore the sustained economic recovery of Ireland, which has since 2011 been amongst the strongest growing economies in Europe – its economic performance outpacing the broader Eurozone.

Sean Hawkshaw, CEO at KBIGI, Director and President of the Fund, and Noel O’Halloran, CIO of KBIGI, joined Duffy for The Opening Bell® ceremony following a high-profile appearance on ‘Mornings with Maria’, Fox Business’ flagship business show, hosted by the now legendary anchor Maria Bartiromo.

KBI Global Investors Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) in the UK.  Details about the extent of the Company’s regulation by the FCA are available from KBI Global Investors Ltd. on request.  KBIGI is registered as an Investment Adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.