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Pensions in Ireland

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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

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

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

Ireland's 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

All Ireland

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 


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

All Ireland News


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