Market Insights

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IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) Webinar Summary - 14 October 2021

IFM Global Infrastructure Fund - Webinar Summary


Irish Life Investment Managers announce climate action pledge

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) has today published its climate action pledge, which sets outs the organisation’s commitment to its clients, stakeholders and society in relation to the actions it will take to respond to the climate crisis.


ILIM announces Anthony MacGuinness to take over as CIO from January 2022

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) has today announced that Anthony MacGuinness will, subject to Central Bank approval, take on the role of Chief Investment Officer in January 2022. The position has been held for 14 years by Colm O’Neill who will step down from the role in December.

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ILIM has announced the appointment of Jennifer Richards as its new Head of Business Development Europe

Jennifer brings over 20 years of extensive strategic advisory and business development experience to the role. As Head of Business Development Europe, Jennifer will be responsible for leading ILIM’s new business activities across Continental Europe, focusing on utilising ILIM’s wide range of capabilities to develop long term solutions for investors.

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IORP II from an Investment Perspective

From an investment perspective, IORP II does not materially change the current regime for pension scheme trustees in terms of how or where they invest. However, it does ensure that investment is placed at the centre of the risk management framework for any occupational arrangement


Irish Life Group wins across the board again at the Irish Pension Awards 2020

Irish Life secures Investment Manager of the Year award for the sixth time Corporate Business team picks up award for Excellence in Defined Contribution Third consecutive win for Setanta Asset Management as Equities Manager of the Year

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Irish Life fund acquires apartment scheme in Dalkey

Irish Life’s Irish Residential Property Fund has acquired a new development of 94 apartments on Harbour Road, Dalkey from Winterbrook. Winterbrook, led by Francis Rhatigan, is focussed on the development of high-end residential developments and in addition to this apartment complex in Dalkey, is currently completing projects in Enniskerry and Foxrock.

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Responsible investment on the lesson plan for financial advisors

Ireland’s First Responsible Investment Advisor Course launched during Climate Finance Week Irish Life supports roll-out of industry wide programme to bring sustainability to the fore

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Climate change is driving a surge in Responsible Investment and ESG activity among Irish asset managers

94% of asset managers now have Responsible Investment policies in place 53% believe that responsible investing strategies deliver superior risk adjusted returns for investors with the remaining 47% believing that responsible investing strategies do not impair returns and deliver similar risk adjusted returns to conventional strategies. 60% say new EU Taxonomy Regulations will have a significant impact on their business

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Embracing Investment Podcast – Market Update - Interpreting The Covid 19 Threat

In this episode Niall O’Leary, Irish Life Investment Managers Head of Bonds and Chief Strategist, shares his thoughts on the performance of markets to date, the trends in Coronavirus global case count and the threat from a second wave, as well as how markets are interpreting the level of government support and finally, what happens if there is a change in US president later this year.

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Investment Outlook 2021

Our Investment Outlook video looks at the key themes for 2021 and beyond.

Investment Outlook Podcast 2021

Our Investment Outlook podcast looks at the key themes for 2021 and beyond.

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Investment Outlook 2021

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