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Beyond pensions: Debating auto-enrolment’s potential

Mon, 17 Dec 2018By

Could auto-enrolment pension savings be used to pay off loans or buy a house?

 Eugene O'Callaghan, director, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

IPE Conference: How Ireland’s sovereign fund will invest from 2019

Wed, 12 Dec 2018By ,

Eugene O’Callaghan, director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, tells delegates of the €9bn fund’s new strategy

Sony Kapoor, Olivier Rousseau, Eugene O'Callaghan, Faith Ward, Peter Loow

IPE Conference: Quantitative v qualitative in impact investing

Mon, 10 Dec 2018By

Asset owners from Ireland, Sweden, France and the UK argue that numbers aren’t the only way of measuring impacts

 The Convention Centre, Dublin

IPE Conference: Irish government wants to lead in green finance

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By

Irish finance minister tells IPE Conference 2018 that the government now wants to promote green finance


Asset management roundup: Impax joins the move to Dublin

Thu, 6 Dec 2018By Elizabeth Pfeuti,

Also: Kempen to close Edinburgh office, relocate small cap funds

Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald

IPE Conference: Rethinking retirement income adequacy [updated]

Wed, 5 Dec 2018By

Researcher Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald gives an update on her Livings Standards Replacement Rate method in Dublin 

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IPE Conference: The areas under scrutiny by EC’s pensions expert group

Wed, 5 Dec 2018By

High-level expert group to address coverage, levels of contributions, and gender inequality matters

Leinster House

Ireland running out of time on IORP II, trade body warns

Fri, 30 Nov 2018By

IAPF says government has just six weeks to bring in new European pension fund directive

Dublin Convention Centre

Chart of the Week: The changing Irish pension landscape

Fri, 30 Nov 2018By

Europe’s pension funds head for Dublin for IPE’s annual Conference & Awards next week 

Medical researcher

Irish sovereign fund backs $400m genomics research project

Tue, 27 Nov 2018By

Irish Strategic Investment Fund invests alongside Singapore’s Temasek sovereign fund in DNA research group

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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

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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

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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

All Latest Ireland News

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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


Accounting roundup: IASB plans changes to hybrid scheme rules

Tue, 15 Jan 2019By

Plus: EFRAG and IASB to report later this year on hybrid discount rate rule; FRC audited Patisserie Valerie accounts

Aston University, Birmingham

New USS valuation could slash deficit, ‘notably’ lower contributions

Mon, 7 Jan 2019By

Pension scheme seeks employer views on 31 March 2018 valuation, including raising retirement age 

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Analysis: First estimates of UK equality ruling costs emerge

Thu, 3 Jan 2019By

Equalising guaranteed minimum pensions estimated to cost between 0.2% and 1.7% of liabilities, according to early company estimates

daniel ben ami

Double standards on trade

January 2019 (magazine)By

No wonder the discussion of trade is in such a tangle. The terminology around the subject is almost designed to cause confusion.

carlo svaluto moreolo

Investing is not a zero-sum game

January 2019 (magazine)By

The rampant bull market of the past decade could already be a thing of the past and institutional investors are understandably nervous about the future

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