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Irish Life announces appointment of Sandra Rockett to the Government’s Pensions Council

 
6th February, 2015 –  Ireland’s largest life assurance company, Irish Life, is pleased to announce that Ms. Sandra Rockett, Director of Business Development at Irish Life Investment Managers, has been appointed to the newly formed Pensions Council. The unpaid council has been established by the Department of Social Protection to help strengthen the pensions environment and give consumers greater input into pension policy.  
 

Ms. Rockett, who is an actuary by profession has been chosen along with six other to sit on the council, along with Chairman Mr. Jim Murray.  
 
The function of the Pensions Council is to advise the Minister for Social Protection on matters of relevance to pensions, with a particular focus on policies to support the sustainability and adequacy of pension provision. It will represent and protect the consumer and ensure that the system has a far stronger consumer focus.
 
Membership of the Council has been constituted to ensure the relevant skills, specialist knowledge, and experience is in place to allow for the provision of collective advice, information and assistance in the development of pensions policy.
 
The Council was established in 2013, as part of a range of changes introduced to strengthen governance and regulation of the country’s occupational pensions and give consumers greater input into pensions policy. The changes included a newly-structured Pensions Authority and Pensions Regulator. The Pensions Board was renamed the Pensions Authority and split into two bodies – a three person Pensions Commission, and a separate unpaid Pensions Council. 
 
The Council will also include: representative of the Department of Social Protection - Helen McDonald; the Pensions Regulator - Mr Brendan Kennedy; member nominated by the Minister for Finance as a representative of the Central Bank - Marie Louise Delahunty; and member nominated by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform as a representative of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform - Peter Brazel.
 
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For further information please contact:
Colette Campbell at Wilson Hartnell 
T: (01) 669 0030 E: colette.campbell@ogilvy.com
 
About Irish Life:
 
Established in 1939, Irish Life is Ireland's leading life, investment and pensions company. Since July 2013 Irish Life has been part of the Great-West Lifeco group of companies, one of the world’s leading life assurance organisations.
 
Great-West Lifeco and its subsidiaries - including The Great-West Life Assurance Company which was founded in Winnipeg, Canada more than a century ago - have a record for financial strength, earnings stability and consistently high ratings from the independent rating agencies. The Great-West Life Assurance Company has an AA rating for insurer financial strength from Standard & Poor's.
 
Irish Life is committed to delivering innovative products backed by the highest standards of customer service and, as part of Great-West, has access to experience and expertise on a global scale, allowing the company to continuously enhance its leading range of products and services.
 
Irish Life Investment Managers manages money on behalf of a wide range of international and domestic institutional & retail clients including pension funds, charities and corporates. It is Ireland’s largest asset manager with a 43% market share and AUM of €45bn.
 
Irish Life Assurance plc and Irish Life Investment Managers Limited are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
 
 

 



Irish Life Investment Managers wins at Irish Pension Awards 

 
28th November, 2014 – Irish Life announced today that Irish Life Investment Managers won two awards at last night’s Irish Pension Awards - Investment Manager of the Year and Alternatives Manager of the Year. 
 
The awards, now in their third year recognise those pension providers, investment managers and schemes that have proven their excellence, professionalism and dedication to maintaining high standards of Irish pension provision.
 
Irish Life businesses were shortlisted for more awards than any other pension provider or investment manager recognising Irish Life’s contribution across the Irish pension market. 
 
Irish Life Investment Managers was shortlisted for Investment Manager of the Year, Equity Manager of the Year, Fixed Income Manager of the Year, Alternatives Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year. Irish Life Investment Managers provide tailored investment solutions for pension schemes but also work closely with Irish Life Corporate Business and Retail Teams to deliver market leading investment solutions including their flagship MAPS fund range.
 
 
Commenting on the win, Bill Kyle, Chief Executive, Irish Life Group said: “The award wins for Irish Life Investment Managers demonstrate the broad range of products and services we offer. We want to make a meaningful contribution to our clients by enabling and empowering them to secure the best retirement outcomes for themselves and their families. These awards are a great honour for Irish Life Investment Managers and we are grateful to the Irish Pension Awards for this recognition.”
 
He added. “We believe these awards are a testament to Irish Life Investment Manager’s customer first focus and our ability to continue to provide innovative solutions which is the core of our business. Our objective is to understand the evolving needs of our customers and to provide inspired investment solutions and a superior service to our growing client base.”
 
Irish Life Investment Managers was also recognised in July 2014 at the European Pension Awards, when it was named Equities Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year. Irish Life Investment Managers was the only Irish investment company to be recognised in this year’s awards and the only manager to win two awards in 2014. 
 
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For further information please contact:
Colette Campbell / Ruth Doyle at Wilson Hartnell 
 
About Irish Life:
 
Established in 1939, Irish Life includes Ireland’s leading provider of life and pension services and Ireland’s largest investment firm.  Irish Life is part of the Great-West Lifeco group of companies, one of the world’s leading life assurance organisations.
 
Great-West Lifeco was founded more than a century ago in Winnipeg, Canada and its subsidiaries, including The Great-West Life Assurance Company, have a record for financial strength, earnings stability and consistently high ratings from the independent rating agencies. The Great-West Life Assurance Company has an AA rating for insurer financial strength from Standard & Poor’s.
 
Irish Life Assurance plc is committed to delivering innovative products backed by the highest standards of customer service. And as part of Great-West, we have access to experience and expertise on a global scale, allowing us to continuously enhance our leading range of products and services. 
 
Irish Life Investment Managers manage money on behalf of a wide range of international and domestic institutional & retail clients including pension funds, charities and corporates. It is Ireland’s largest fund manager with a 42% market share and AUM of €44bn.
 
Irish Life Assurance plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Irish Life Investment Managers Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
 

 

 



 

Irish Life Investment Managers wins two European Pension Awards

 

Irish Life Investment Managers comes out top in Europe winning two European Pension Awards after being named:-

  • Equities Manager of the Year
  • Passive Manager of the Year

Irish Life Investment Managers wins two European Pension Awards2nd July 2014 – Irish Life Investment Managers was named Equities Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year at the European Pension Awards 2014. Irish Life Investment Managers was the only Irish investment company to be recognised in this year’s awards and the only manager to win two awards in 2014.

These prestigious European awards, now in their 7th year, recognise outstanding achievement in the varied fields of European pension provision, honouring the investment firms, consultancies and pension providers across Europe that have set the professional standards in order to best serve European pension funds in these increasingly challenging times.

This year’s awards received more entries than the previous six years. As with previous years the judges were drawn from across the European pensions sphere to include providers, pension funds, consultants and representatives from various European pensions and investment associations.

Commenting on the win, Patrick Burke, Managing Director of Irish Life Investment Managers said:

“This is a great honour for our team and we are grateful to the European Pension Awards for this recognition. We believe these awards are testament to Irish Life’s customer first focus and our ability to provide innovative solutions, which is core to our business.”

“Our objective is to understand the evolving needs of our customers and to provide inspired investment solutions to our growing client base – solutions which will provide the opportunity for growth while employing strategies that deliver protection in times of market stress. Listening to our clients and developing solutions according to their wants and needs has been critical to achieving our objectives and continuing to grow our business – the strategies which were recognised with these awards form the foundation of the Irish Life MAPS range of funds and consequently we are very pleased that they have been recognised in this manner.”

Irish Life Investment Managers came up against some of the other leading global managers to be named equity manager of the year. The category recognises the manager who has led the way in managing equities in the past 12 months and has proved itself to be the most exceptional player in the industry and invaluable to European pension funds.

The passive manager award recognises the manager which demonstrates strong returns, provides excellent customer service and shows a true understanding of the needs of their clients.

Click here to download a PDF copy of this announcement.

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