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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

Unburden the Bundle

Elaine O’Keefe explains the benefits of ‘unbundling’ for your pension Bundled Products: Investment and pensions are complex areas Investment and pensions are complex areas, or so the industry would like us to believe. For those searching for... read more

Role Call: Decision Makers in DC Schemes

In the second* of a three-part glossary on pension terms, Edel O’Leary explains the key decision making roles in Defined Contribution (DC) company pension schemes. There’s a saying that you get what you pay for. Often, the connotations can be negative like a cheap... read more

Pension Parlance: What You Need To Know

In the first of a three-part series, Edel O’Leary takes the perplexity out of company pension terminology to tell it like it is. DO YOU know your ETV from a RAC? Or the difference between a PRB and a PRSA? Sometimes, the basics are all you need to help deconstruct the... read more

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