An Eye On

Acuvest’s look at topical pension scheme and investment market issues.

In Vogue Defined Benefit Pension Products

In Vogue Defined Benefit Pension Products – Is it a product? Is it a service? Is it advice? (sadly it is not a superhero coming to solve all Scheme woes!) Ten years ago, much of the Irish Defined Benefit Pension universe was in the throes of section 50’s, funding... read more

Practical tips from a lifetime of investing experience

Plan, plan and plan again is the basis of investing Investing isn’t a short-term pick-a-stock, pick-a-market game that’s measured over days or weeks or even months. Instead, the secret is to plan ahead, to remain measured and consider investments over periods of at... read more

Are equity markets disconnected from economic reality?

Yes, equities are disconnected but don’t forget the real reason for investing. You can stay up all night theorising about what’s driving equity markets, but the main thing to consider is how your investments support your lifestyle choices and aspirations – that’s the... read more

ETVs and You

Damian Cooper looks at the importance of tailoring ETVs for pension members. Enhanced transfer value exercises, or ETVs, made the headlines in July when the UK’s pensions watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), fined a compliance oversight officer £75,000 for... read more

Why work with a financial advisor?

John Tuohy, CEO of Acuvest and new service product AdvisorPro, explains why good financial advice is about helping you focus on what matters to you most. Good financial advice is about much more than balancing your books. In fact, I would go as far as saying it’s a... read more

The Pension Scheme Trustee: what you need to know

At Acuvest, we are experts on what delivers better outcomes for people from company Pension Schemes and the roles that Trustees play in ensuring all duties and responsibilities are adhered to. Paul King, Business Development and Client Manager, walks us through the... read more

Roadmap for Pensions Reform is on the Right Track

In February of this year, the government rolled out new proposals aimed at transforming the pension landscape in Ireland. But what is the new ‘Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023’ and its intentions to make the country more pension-friendly for Irish workers? Paul... read more

GDPR and your company pension scheme

A new landmark law will be introduced in May which will change the way companies process private information on individuals. For trustees of a pension scheme, these changes are of relevance. Paul King, Acuvest’s Business Development and Client Manager, explains all on... read more

Taking Stock of ETFs

Edward O’Hanlon, Pensions and Investment Advisor at Acuvest, examines the prominence of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and their place in the investment world. ETFs have seen record inflows in the last four years, which has prompted many asset managers to launch... read more