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Irish government approves key auto-enrolment provisions

Thu, 31 Oct 2019By

Employees are to choose their providers, which will have to be approved by a new body

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Irish industry body calls for dedicated pensions minister role in government

Fri, 4 Oct 2019By

Pension fund association increasingly concerned at lack of progress on reforms outlined in 2018, with IORP II also yet to be transposed

The accounting backstop

October 2019 (Magazine)By

What if the Irish government pumped €64bn into its banking system to repay loans to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Irish Central bank illegally?

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

How Europe’s pension sectors are preparing for Brexit

Fri, 27 Sep 2019By IPE Staff

IPE asked regulators and industry bodies in EU member states how they have been preparing for the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 31 October

Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland

Chart of the Week: The best place in the world to retire is...

Fri, 20 Sep 2019By

… Iceland, which narrowly beat Switzerland, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual Global Retirement Index

Ireland: A pension reform battleground

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The government’s plan to overhaul the entire pension system is running behind schedule

Dublin, Ireland

Irish regulator to raise scheme levies to meet cost of EU reporting rules

Wed, 7 Aug 2019By

New reporting requirements brought in by EIOPA and ECB are due to come into force from December this year

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Few cross-border funds meet new German performance fee criteria

Thu, 13 Jun 2019By

Fitz Partners finds that only 13% of UCITS funds would meet tighter performance fee structure conditions effective from December 

Euros

Ireland toughens capitalisation rules for DC master trusts

Tue, 11 Jun 2019By

DC master trusts must hold at least €100,000 in reserve regardless of size, according to new requirements published today by the Pensions Authority

The Dáil, Ireland's Parliament, in Dublin

LAPFF blames ‘defective’ accounting rules for 2008 Irish banking crisis

Fri, 7 Jun 2019By

The £269bn public pension group has been challenging accounting standards for years and took the issue up again at a hearing into Ireland’s banking collapse

Leinster House

Irish pension funds voice ‘frustration’ at regulatory delays

Fri, 31 May 2019By

Government ‘cannot take its foot off the gas’ over the summer if it is to succeed with ambitious reforms, IAPF says

Flag of Ireland

Uncertainty persists over Ireland’s IORP II transposition

Thu, 30 May 2019By

Minister says drafting of regulations is ‘at an advanced stage’ – but a judicial review filed by trustees means the timeline is still unclear

Flag of Ireland

Chart of the Week: Brexit helps Ireland hit record AUM

Fri, 24 May 2019By

ETFs, Brexit transfers and market performance pushed Irish AUM to an all-time high of €2.64trn in the first quarter of 2019, according to new data

Theresa May

Asset managers urged to implement ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Prime minister Theresa May loses vote on withdrawal agreement; ‘No deal’ to be debated today

Leinster House

Ireland misses 80% of target dates in pension reform plans

Wed, 6 Mar 2019By

Confidence in the government’s ability to deliver reforms is low, warns pension fund trade body

Flag of Ireland

Irish auto-enrolment on track for 2022, says minister

Fri, 15 Feb 2019By

More than 100 organisations have responded to government consultation on new system’s structure

Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

Domestic investments net 4.7% gain for Irish sovereign fund

Tue, 12 Feb 2019By

ISIF’s €4.1bn in Irish investments have attracted a further €7.5bn from external investors

pensions in ireland

Ireland: Auto-enrolment strawman proposals

February 2019 (Magazine)By

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

jerry moriarty

Pension reform: Signs look good for this year

February 2019 (Magazine)By

The comprehensive nature of the government’s pensions reform road map is significant progress

tomás kirrane

DB funding: Calm waters or the eye of the storm?

February 2019 (Magazine)By

An update on the accounting deficits in Irish defined benefit (DB) pension schemes

All Latest Ireland News

pensions in ireland

Ireland: Auto-enrolment strawman proposals

February 2019 (Magazine)By

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

jerry moriarty

Pension reform: Signs look good for this year

February 2019 (Magazine)By

The comprehensive nature of the government’s pensions reform road map is significant progress

tomás kirrane

DB funding: Calm waters or the eye of the storm?

February 2019 (Magazine)By

An update on the accounting deficits in Irish defined benefit (DB) pension schemes

All Pensions in Ireland

liam kennedy

Bold thinking needed

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Muted and constrained economic growth, continued low yields and quantitative easing, combined with a poor investment return outlook, loom over Europe’s pension sector.

daniel ben ami

Bond bubble threatens emerging markets

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Although the prospect of a trade war is the tail risk that has most worried fund managers since mid-2018, other potential perils look more threatening

carlo svaluto moreolo

Systemic risk debate intensifies

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The financial system is facing its greatest challenge since the 2018 financial crisis

susanna sue rust

What's in a pensions minister?

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Last month, Jerry Moriarty, the chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, called on the country’s government to appoint a pensions minister 

alicia munnell

Letter from the US: Industry debates private equity role in 401(k) plans

November 2019 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

Should those who invest through 401(k) retirement plans have greater access to private equity? 

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