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Pension warning signs need to be heeded

Paul King, Acuvest’s Business Development and Client Manager, was published in the Irish Examiner. This extensive piece takes a frank look at the pensions landscape in Ireland. Read on below for the full text. #independentadvice

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Choice: an opportunity or a burden?

  John Tuohy, Acuvest CEO Life was simpler 30 years ago. Back in the days before the Thatcher/Reagan revolution that changed consumer culture in the western world, there was pretty much one place to get a particular item. In Ireland, for example, we had P&T,... read more


Acuvest is delighted to announce our shortlisted projects in this year’s Irish Pensions Awards. Those shortlisted for the awards ceremony on 23rd November 2017, include: Pension Scheme of the Year:  AIB Defined Contribution Pension Scheme Construction Workers Pension... 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

The odd couple: why illiquid assets and DC Schemes can work

Rebekah Brady explores the little known area of illiquid assets and how they can be applied within a pension scheme. As we face into a world of lower expected returns from practically all of our asset classes many practitioners are looking for alternative or new... read more

Are Defined Benefit Pension Schemes Good or Bad for members?

The closure of the Independent News and Media DB scheme that was announced in November 2016 is just one in a growing number of defined benefit (“DB”) pension schemes being wound up over recent years. These wind-ups can result in some members receiving less than the... read more

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