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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

Important Dates in European Politics

The following is a timetable of key dates in Europe’s political environment in the coming months.   29th March UK communicates it intention to leave the EU by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of the EU Late March UK expected to issue a white paper and... read more

Brexit, Schmexit…or is that Frexit?

Tuesday the 29th of March resonated with most Europeans as a historic day. Maybe there are more Euro-exits to come  or maybe not (other nations may peek at the abyss as the UK closes the door behind them and decide to stay put). Regardless, the official signing of the... read more

Pension projections – why they matter

Budgeting is a critical task in every aspect of life. Having an idea of how much money you have so that you can plan your spending is so intrinsic to our way of thinking as to be beyond questioning.

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In an uncertain world, concentrate on what you can control

Elaine O’Keeffe explains why pensions investors should pay attention to investment fees   Many investment professionals make a career out of predicting the future direction of investment markets, some with more success than others. The truth is, nobody has... read more

My advice? Advisers must only advise

John Tuohy, Acuvest’s CEO, looks at the recently published Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) report in Britain and how industry in Ireland can learn from it.   Last November, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published a hard-hitting report that... read more

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