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Ex-State Street transitions chief convicted of fraud

Fri, 29 Jun 2018By

Hidden trade mark-ups helped generate $20m in “improper revenue” for the bank, according to US regulators

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Brexit: More finance firms considering transfers away from UK

Tue, 26 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Several asset managers have moved staff or assets to other EU locations ahead of Brexit

Whiskey barrels

Whiskey business: Irish SWF backs ‘fastest growing spirits sector’

Thu, 14 Jun 2018By

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund backs launch of €10m Irish Whiskey Growth Fund 

Flag of Ireland

‘Major turnaround’ for Irish pension scheme funding

Thu, 7 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Pension Authority data shows more schemes are meeting minimum funding standards

Dublin, Ireland

Irish employers making ‘generous’ contributions to DC plans: survey

Thu, 31 May 2018By

Maximum employer contribution rate higher than 10% for half of replacement DB schemes 

Leinster House

Ireland launches state pension consultation

Tue, 29 May 2018By

Changes form part of sweeping reforms announced earlier this year

Ireland

Legal & General sets up Irish base for post-Brexit business

Tue, 15 May 2018By

Central Bank of Ireland has authorised LGIM’s Dublin-based subsidiary; MFS plans Luxembourg expansion

Irish flag

Irish pension liabilities hit 167% of GDP

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Data from Central Statistics Office says figure compares favourably to the UK

Ireland

Managers have three months to guard against no-deal Brexit

Mon, 23 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

If trade talks between the UK and the European Union collapse, experts warn there could be a scramble for Irish fund registrations

Source: Pension Protection Fund, JLT Employee Benefits

One year to go: Brexit’s impact in four charts

Thu, 29 Mar 2018By

12 months away from Brexit, IPE looks at what the decision to leave the EU has – and hasn’t – done for the pensions and investment sectors

Blockchain

Irish and Chinese sovereign funds partner for €150m tech fund

Fri, 16 Mar 2018By

Second partnership between Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and China Investment Corporation

Flag of Ireland

Auto-enrolment comes to Ireland in sweeping pension reforms

Fri, 2 Mar 2018By

‘Roadmap for pensions reform’ will boost state pension, bring in auto-enrolment and improve scheme governance

Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

Ireland’s SWF backs AI cybersecurity firm with €10m investment

Wed, 21 Feb 2018By

€8.7bn Ireland Strategic Investment Fund backs US-based artificial intelligence company’s new Dublin office

Flag of Ireland

Ireland: Drive is on for auto-enrolment

February 2018 (magazine)By

Auto-enrolment is one of the main goals of the Irish government’s pension reform plans 

IAPF viewpoint: 'We must push on with reform'

February 2018 (magazine)By

A year of change is ahead to prepare for implementation of the revised IORP II Directive and reform of the DC system 

DB Policy: Work in progress

February 2018 (magazine)By

Legislation to improve DB member protections is under consideration and a bill to implement IORP II is expected by the autumn

DB funding: Challenge of low interest rates

February 2018 (magazine)By

Irish pension funds have been struggling with low average funding levels since the financial crisis

Asset allocation: DB pensions act to curb deficits

February 2018 (magazine)By

Defined benefit pension funds are adopting various strategies to reduce risk and boost returns

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Irish sovereign fund exceeds co-investment target

Tue, 23 Jan 2018By

Every €1m invested by the fund has been boosted by €1.7m from the private sector

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Irish pension provider to shut staff pension schemes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Workers’ union threatens industrial action over closure of schemes it claims are in surplus

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Flag of Ireland

Ireland: Drive is on for auto-enrolment

February 2018 (magazine)By

Auto-enrolment is one of the main goals of the Irish government’s pension reform plans 

IAPF viewpoint: 'We must push on with reform'

February 2018 (magazine)By

A year of change is ahead to prepare for implementation of the revised IORP II Directive and reform of the DC system 

DB Policy: Work in progress

February 2018 (magazine)By

Legislation to improve DB member protections is under consideration and a bill to implement IORP II is expected by the autumn

DB funding: Challenge of low interest rates

February 2018 (magazine)By

Irish pension funds have been struggling with low average funding levels since the financial crisis

Asset allocation: DB pensions act to curb deficits

February 2018 (magazine)By

Defined benefit pension funds are adopting various strategies to reduce risk and boost returns

All Pensions in Ireland

Voting

FRC finds support for stewardship code to mirror section 172 duty

Tue, 17 Jul 2018By

Support for signatories to report on how they considered wide range of stakeholders

Frank Field MP

Accounting roundup: UK politician demands answers over BHS audit

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By

Plus: Updated good practice guide for pension accounting; SIG faces investigation; FRC names firms under review

A view of Zurich, Switzerland

Accounting, de-risking moves bolster Swiss pension plan funding

Wed, 11 Jul 2018By

Liabilities fell by CHF3.6bn while investment returns added CHF900m.

Euros

Accounting body delays work on DB surplus refund rules

Tue, 3 Jul 2018By

International Accounting Standards Board wants its work on the controversial rule aligned with research into DC schemes

liam kennedy

Reasons to understand blockchain

July/August 2018 (magazine)By

The rise of blockchain architecture coincides with a period of falling trust in institutions

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