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Dunne, Lorena


Dunne, Lorena

Firm: William Fry
Position: Partner, Investment Funds
Address: 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 639 5302
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Lorena is a Partner in William Fry's Asset Management & Investment Funds Department. Lorena has significant experience in advising a range of leading international asset managers on all matters connected with the establishment and ongoing operation of UCITS and alternative investment funds (including real estate funds) in Ireland.


Notable projects on which Lorena has advised include:

- the first conversion of a fund (QIAIF) from plc to ICAV status under the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015;
conversion of a leading suite of ETFs to a new settlement model enabling cross-border transactions in these funds to take place in a -
single international securities depositary (ICSD);
- establishment of a complex emerging markets UCITS umbrella structure for an award-winning London/Singapore based investment platform; and
- advising a leading UK mutual fund manager in relation to the establishment of a range of infrastructure, emerging market debt and managed volatility funds.


Lorena is Chairperson of the Young Leaders Committee of Help for Children (formerly "Hedge Funds Care") Ireland and a member of the 100 Women in Finance, Dublin steering committee.