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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

Dublin, Ireland

Employer contributions fail to improve Irish schemes' funding

Mon, 11 Dec 2017By

Companies paid in €9.6bn from 2010-16, consultancy LCP reports

ESG impact trees forestry green

Nine European asset owners among 'most responsible' investors [updated]

Wed, 25 Oct 2017By Florence Chong

1% allocation towards sustainable investments from top 25 funds would outstrip international aid

water

Irish SWF backs clean tech data firm with $5m investment

Tue, 10 Oct 2017By

ISIF invests in floating data centres making use of new water-cooling technology

Ireland: Long path to DB protection

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Politicians seek protection for defined benefit pension schemes that have been wound up

Nestlé's corporate headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland

Nestlé's Dutch scheme sacks in-house funds, drops inflation hedge

Thu, 24 Aug 2017By

Change follows the overhaul of its internal asset management division earlier this year

Ireland

Irish regulator criticises DB schemes' investment strategies

Wed, 16 Aug 2017By

Pensions regulator Brendan Kennedy voices concerns over DB governance and advice

Ireland

Irish DB schemes strengthen funding as reform looms

Tue, 8 Aug 2017By

74% of funds meet regulator’s minimum funding standard, with aggregate industry surplus at €2.7bn

Ireland

Irish sovereign fund gains 2.9% but bank stakes decline

Mon, 31 Jul 2017By

The ISIF committed €522m to Irish companies in 2016 as part of transition to domestic portfolio

PNO Media ramps up allocation to mortgages

Irish publishing group to pay €70m to settle pension dispute

Mon, 24 Jul 2017By

Independent News & Media agrees with trustees to meet deficit payments and wind up DB schemes

Regina Doherty, minister for social protection, Ireland

Ireland removes DB protections from welfare bill

Tue, 18 Jul 2017By

Minister calls for further debate as issues are deemed too complex to take forward

Leinster House

Scrap mandatory retirement, say Irish politicians

Tue, 18 Jul 2017By

Minister urged to review 2012 law changes and remove inequality in state pension payments

DNB to assess Dutch asset management charges

Accounting roundup: FRC, GAAP, IFRS, IASB, S&P

Tue, 11 Jul 2017By

UK’s FRC says more work needed before updating GAAP in line with IFRS changes 

Brussels at night

Aon adds own Irish legacy DB schemes to cross-border IORP

Fri, 30 Jun 2017By

Transfer creates the third country DB section in UnitedPensions vehicle

Leinster House

Irish schemes face new funding requirements in pensions bill

Fri, 12 May 2017By

Department of Social Protection wants to bring in strict timetable for funding agreements

Brexit

How Brexit could affect investment fund 'passports'

Wed, 29 Mar 2017By

Existing passporting rules for fund domiciles should keep disruption to a minimum, experts say

Leinster House

Ireland opposition party seeks protection for DB schemes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017By

Government wants to close loophole allowing sponsors to abandon underfunded schemes

Forest

Irish sovereign wealth fund backs forestry portfolio launch

Fri, 3 Feb 2017By

€55m to go towards fund targeting more timber supply, with European Investment Bank also involved

Ireland's ISIF moves closer to fossil fuel divestment

Ireland seeks fossil fuel divestment for €8bn SWF

Tue, 31 Jan 2017By

Proponent of bill claims ISIF lost €100m in three years from exposure to fossil fuel price swings

Dublin, Ireland

Irish roundup: AIB, Fianna Fáil, Pensions Authority, Bord na Móna

Fri, 20 Jan 2017By

State-owned AIB agrees pay and pensions deal with union; Fianna Fáil tables pensions law amendment

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funds still under pressure

Pensions In Ireland: Funds still under pressure

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss assesses the effect of two new regulations on the asset allocation of Irish pension funds in a continuing low-yield environment

Pension Challenges: Sustainability key to survival

February 2017 (Magazine)

James Kavanagh says visionary thinking is needed to meet Ireland’s pension challenges

DB Pensions: Deficits are still a problem

February 2017 (Magazine)

Mick O’Byrne looks at the accounting deficits of Irish defined benefit pension schemes

Pension Reform: The risks of procrastination

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Since 2010, successive governments have proposed, or at least hinted at, sweeping pension reform. But this could finally become a reality in 2017, as the regulator publishes a report on the market, finds Jonathan Williams

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund: Top marks for achievement

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Ireland’s sovereign development fund is fully established and building up a sizeable and diverse portfolio

All Pensions in Ireland

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UK actuarial body wants profession to contribute to UN SDGs

Wed, 10 Jan 2018By

IFoA wants to explore how actuaries can help achieve sustainable development goals

Tokyo Japan

Mandate roundup: Japan's GPIF seeks 'multidimensional' analysis

Fri, 5 Jan 2018By

Plus: EU bodies want to commission pension fund studies, UK LGPS seeks custodian

daniel ben ami

Crypto-currencies lack real basis

January 2018 (magazine)By

Crypto-currencies divide opinions sharply. Some rave about them while others are scathing

carlo svaluto moreolo

Do not expect a tech-driven revolution

January 2018 (magazine)By

Despite the amount of academic research, the theoretical concepts underpinning portfolio management remain the same

nick reeve

Crystal balls at the ready

January 2018 (magazine)By

Asset managers have all issued their outlooks for the forthcoming arbitrary 12-month period

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