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.

Irish Life leading the investment industry in adopting Responsible Investment practices across asset management

Company to reach over €15bn in ‘responsibly invested’ assets under management Irish Life targeting a 30% reduction in the carbon intensity of flagship investment portfolios by year end

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Light at the end of the Brexit ‘Tunnel Talks’

Following closely guarded ‘tunnel talks’ over the last week the EU and UK finally agreed a Brexit deal this morning. The main elements of the deal are:

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Navigating the challenges of a Low Interest Rate Environment

The recent movement in interest rates is providing more challenges for managing Defined Benefit Schemes. The document goes through the market background, the likely impact on Funding Positions and the actions we see our clients taking to address this operating environment. Liability Driven Investment (LDI) strategies have again performed strongly through this period of market turmoil. Annuity buy-in and buy-outs (BIBO) can still be affordable for better matched schemes, particularly those that already have LDI in place.

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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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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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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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Irish Life wins Passive Manager of the Year

Irish Life has been awarded a top accolade at the European Pensions Awards 2018. At a recent event held in London, Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) was named Passive Manager of the Year. 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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