COOKIES: We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. You can see our cookie policy here. Please click agree to remove this message.



Irish flag

Ireland’s sovereign fund partners with World Bank for emerging markets

Tue, 16 Oct 2018By

Agreement follows launch of €150m tech fund in partnership with Chinese investor

Leinster House

Trustees face ‘onerous’ burden ahead of Ireland’s IORP II implementation

Thu, 4 Oct 2018By

Small schemes could be exempt but government has yet to write EU rules into statute


Switzerland overtakes Norway as the best place to retire

Fri, 7 Sep 2018By

Sharp decline in finances forces Norway into 3rd place, according to Natixis analysis

The Dáil, Ireland's Parliament, in Dublin

Ireland outlines plan for auto-enrolment regime

Thu, 23 Aug 2018By

Contributions will reach 12% of salary by 2028 under proposed pension reform

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

ISIF’s Irish portfolio beats global fund on returns in H1

Wed, 8 Aug 2018By

Strong economy prompts strategy rejig for Ireland’s sovereign fund


Baillie Gifford to open Dublin office to safeguard EU business

Tue, 7 Aug 2018By

Office to take the form of EU subsidiary company

Irish flag

Irish consultant seeks multi-asset manager for €30m mandate

Fri, 3 Aug 2018By IPE Staff

IPE Quest tender for global manager to run ESG absolute return portfolio

UK, EU flags

Brexit fuelling rapid increase in cross-border strategies, survey finds

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

State Street reports that more than half of 250 asset managers polled are reshaping their distribution strategies

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland eyes DC consolidation with master trust rule changes

Fri, 27 Jul 2018By

Pensions Authority expects more master trusts in wake of IORP II 


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


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


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


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

All Latest Ireland News

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

books research

Corporate reporting bodies aim for alignment on sustainability standards

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By

New two-year project responds to market demand


Chart of the Week: Angela Merkel begins a long ‘auf wiedersehen’

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

German equity investors have enjoyed the 13 years since the chancellor first took power

Stephen Haddrill, CEO, FRC

Chief executive of audit watchdog to step down amid independent probe

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

Stephen Haddrill has led the Financial Reporting Council since 2009

numbers money calculating calculation

UK roundup: GMP revision costs ‘could outweigh benefits’

Fri, 2 Nov 2018By

Plus: Manchester university staff to vote on strike action over pension changes; smaller companies open to master trust switching


Accounting roundup: Rulemakers risk running out of time, IASB chair warns

Thu, 1 Nov 2018By

Also: UK questioned over EFRAG conflict; PIRC’s concerns over troubled bakery; FRC urges annual reports shake-up

All News and Opinions

More from Letter from Brussels


Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

Begin Your Search Here