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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

Pensions In Ireland

Pensions in Ireland: No universal solution

February 2016 (Magazine)By

Despite promising comprehensive pension reform and after five years in government, Ireland’s Fine Gael-Labour-led coalition is months away from an election without a significant road map for change

IAPF: Look to the future

February 2016 (Magazine)By

Despite a growing economy and regulatory developments in the defined benefit sector, Ireland still faces challenges in its pensions system. Jerry Moriarty urges long-term considerations to form part of future pensions policy

Ireland's DB funding steps up a gear

February 2016 (Magazine)By ,

Irish DB schemes face a new financial buffer from this year. Each of the various ways to meet the risk-reserve standard comes at a considerable cost

Ireland's risk reserve requirement: New duties

February 2016 (Magazine)

Philip Shier and Aidan Kennedy review the new risk reserve requirement for pension funds 

Pensions Accounting: Deficit pain lingers

February 2016 (Magazine)By

Mick O’Byrne provides an update on the accounting deficits of defined benefit pension schemes of Irish listed companies and state entities

Pensions In  Ireland: Towards a DC future

Pensions In Ireland: Towards a DC future

February 2015 (Magazine)By

At its first meeting of 2015, the Irish Cabinet discussed the introduction of a “new, universal supplementary pension savings scheme”. The plan was presented by Joan Burton, deputy prime minister and minister for social protection. 

Pensions In Ireland: Do the right thing

February 2015 (Magazine)By

Jerry Moriarty welcomes the planned end to the pensions levy but calls for definite action on auto enrolment

All Ireland

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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

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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

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