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Investment Outlook 2020 - Our View

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Investment Outlook 2021

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Investment Outlook 2021

This Investment Outlook reviews the major themes of 2020 that have impacted global equities, bonds, alternative assets and Irish property. With contributions from our in-house fund managers and chief investment strategist, we also examine the likely drivers of markets in 2021.

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Pension Irish Property Fund - Quarter 3 2020

At the beginning of the year and with the onset of the pandemic, the investment market expected short-term underlying investment demand to remain focused on the dominant office and growing private rented residential sector (PRS). It was believed that investment activity would be challenging without some lifting of movement restrictions, particularly as the majority of activity in recent years has come from overseas investors. As restrictions were eased coming into Q3, the market welcomed a modest increase in both consumer confidence and investment volumes.

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ILIM Mid-Year Reflection & Outlook 2020

Given the impact that Covid-19 has had this year, we decided to take a different approach to our mid-year review to recognise the personal and professional impact the outbreak of the virus has had, as well as the impact on financial markets.

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Pension Irish Property Fund - Quarter 1 2020

How will property markets fare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? Our latest update examines how property markets have performed in the first quarter of 2020, and considers the outlook for the months ahead

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Pension Irish Property Fund - Quarter 4 2019

Property has outperformed equities and bonds over three, five, and 10-year periods, largely due to continued investor demand for the asset class.

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Investment Outlook 2020

Our Investment Outlook sets out our views and expectations for the markets and different asset classes over the coming year and highlights the key themes we believe investors should be considering across their investment portfolios.

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Pension Irish Property Fund - Quarter 3 2019

Irish property continues to attract core Asian and European funds – particularly for larger lot-size assets or portfolios.There were five deals in excess of €50m in the second quarter and two during quarter one.

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Investment Outlook

Our Autumn Investment Outlook includes contributions from our in-house fund managers and chief economist who review the major investment themes of 2019 that have impacted global equities, bonds, alternative assets and Irish commercial property as well as examining the likely drivers of markets going into 2020.

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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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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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