Insights

As your trusted investment partner, we are committed to delivering innovative, robust strategies that help you achieve your investment goals. We place the highest value on original research, using intellectual rigour to question traditional paradigms. As transparency is a key part of our partnerships with clients, we commit to sharing these insights with you. Below, you’ll find some of our recent market commentaries and thought leadership.

ILIM Weekly Market Review - Week 37 2019 (Ending 13/09/2019)

Each week, our Retail Investment Manager, Seán Haverty, looks at the main stories in the Irish and global investment markets.

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Market Pulse - August 2019

Each month, our Chief Economist, Lenny Mcloughlin, sifts through market noise to pinpoint the key themes that have influenced markets – and impacted your investments. Lenny also shares his insights on the forces shaping markets in the short-to-medium term.

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Brexit - An Update

There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the outcome of Brexit, particularly the economic and market impact of a ‘hard no deal’ Brexit. The probability of a ‘no deal’ Brexit has obviously significantly risen after Boris Johnson’s succession as UK prime minister, given the more hardline, aggressive stance he has adopted over the last month or so.

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Pension Irish Property Fund - Quarter 2 2019

Over the second quarter, residential investments boomed. According to Knight Frank, approximately €1.8bn in investment transactions has taken place in Ireland so far over the course of 2019. Of this, €1.2bn was traded in the second quarter, a period where residential investments dominated, accounting for 45% of turnover.

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Irish Life wins Passive Manager of the Year 2019

Irish Life has garnered a top award at the European Pensions Awards 2019. At the awards event held in London, Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) was named Passive Manager of the Year for the second year running. ILIM was also shortlisted for the Equities Manager of the Year and Investment Manager of the Year. ILIM was the only Irish investment company to be recognised at this year’s European Pensions Awards.

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Data is a key ingredient to future proofing your Defined Benefit Scheme for de-risking

Irish Defined Benefit Pension (DB) Schemes have completed over €2bn in bulk annuity transactions over the past 6 years of which Irish Life wrote c. 50% of this business. The number of transactions is set to increase as more Pension Schemes consider bulk annuity transactions as a key de-risking tool. Whether you are very well funded or in a funding proposal, preparing for your goals now will improve the process and ease of execution on these strategies. Irish Life have prepared the attached communication for Trustees and Sponsors detailing some of the key steps and considerations with these transactions based on our extensive experience in this market.

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Market Pulse - Quarter 1 2019

Each quarter, our Chief Economist, Lenny Mcloughlin, sifts through market noise to pinpoint the key themes that have influenced markets – and impacted your investments. Lenny also shares his insights on the forces shaping markets in the short-to-medium term.

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Investment Outlook

Our Investment Review and Outlook for 2019 gives a review of 2018 and an outlook for 2019. It includes a commentary from our ILIM Chief Economist on the economic and equities environment as well as insights from our ILIM fund managers on bonds, property and alternative assets.

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Irish Life continues award-winning success at Irish Pension Awards

Irish Life has claimed threetop accolades at this year’s Irish Pension Awards, held in association with European Pensions. Irish Life Investment Managers won the prestigious title Property Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year and Setanta Asset Management won the Equities Manager of the Year.

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Quarter in Review Q3 2018

Our Chief Economist, Lenny Mcloughlin, discusses key market and economic developments. Published quarterly, Lenny also provides a market outlook.

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