Your goal as a DC plan sponsor or Trustee is to help deliver better retirement outcomes for your members. That's our goal, too. We are dedicated to helping you employ the best practices in plan design, investments and implementation, while making it easy for members to engage.

Our approach

Our approach to DC is one built on partnerships. When DC plans partner with us they benefit from more than our investment experience and expertise. They benefit from a comprehensive service offering that includes extensive investment design that is presented to members in an intuitive fashion. The fundamentals of our approach are outlined below.

Investment design

Experience has taught us that an investment platform with access to high-quality investment funds, allied with a robust and scientific design process to blend the best mix by assets and fund managers, offers a smoother journey with less risk. So, we work with you to create options that are right for your members, built with broad diversification, and aimed at replacing retirement income with as much certainty as possible.

Improving member engagement

Through providing funds with intuitive names to allow members understand their expected long-term return and risk, along with investment guides and the ability to directly engage with qualified investment professionals, members are more like to engage and get better retirement outcomes.

Providing funds to meet the lifestyle strategies

We offer investment solutions that can be used in every stage of the lifestyle strategy for members who don’t necessarily want to make their own investment decisions.

Offering a broad choice of building blocks

For members who prefer to manage their own investment portfolios, we provide a broad range of investment options.

Access

We work with all DC pension administrators, so any part of our investment solutions can be made available for your DC plan.

 

Reasons to invest

We have a track record for innovation and partnership with trustees and employers to deliver the most appropriate investment solutions for members.

As a longstanding DC provider (we have been providing investment solutions for DC plans since they were first introduced to Ireland over 30 years ago), we understand how behavioural finance can sometimes lead to irrational decision-making. That’s why our investment philosophy is to deliver a smooth investment journey and focus on risk management strategies.

We can work with any DC administrator to ensure the maximum flexibility for DC plans.

We are one of the largest DC investment providers, providing investment solutions across all industries and employers, both local and multi-national. This allows us the flexibility to provide solutions to both the largest and smallest of DC plans.

Our team

Here in ILIM, our DC team collaborates with teams across the business, helping DC plans achieve their investment goals, while providing you support on our full range of funds and services. This lets you improve your members’ retirement outcomes, helping you design, implement and manage the best possible solutions. To start or continue your conversation with us, please contact one of the team below.

Key Contacts

 

  • Eoin Keating

    Head of DC Portfolio Management +353-1-704-2020 Email

    As part of the Investment Development Management team, Eoin is responsible for leading the Defined Contribution (DC) client relationship team. Under Eoin’s leadership, ILIM is designing and delivering investment solutions to meet the diverse requirements of DC clients in Ireland.

    Prior to joining ILIM in 2007, Eoin worked for eight years with Ulster Bank in the treasury and debt capital markets teams. 

    Eoin graduated from Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in which he specialised in Finance. In 2003, he completed the M.Sc. in Investment & Treasury from Dublin City University. Eoin also holds the Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) qualification.

  • Carol Leonard

    Senior Portfolio Manager +353-1-704-2034 Email

    Carol joined ILIM in March 2012 as part of ILIM’s Defined Contribution team, with responsibility for working with clients and their advisors to deliver appropriate investment fund choices for DC schemes. Carol has over 14 years of institutional investment management experience.

    A key deliverable for the DC team has been evolving how investment funds are delivered to DC schemes, with a strong focus on downside risk management and a smoother return profile.

    Prior to joining ILIM, Carol worked for PIMCO as Head of Consultant Relations in Australia. Before that, she worked with Fidelity Worldwide Investments in London on their institutional sales and marketing team, primarily working with investment consultants, DB and DC pension schemes.

    Carol graduated with a B.A. Honours Economics degree followed by an M.A. from Trinity College Dublin. She completed the Investment Management Certificate (UK SIP) in 2004, and the Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) qualification in 2013.

  • Karen Mahon

    Senior Portfolio Manager +353-1-856-3471 Email

    Karen Mahon joined ILIM in 2008 as part of the Defined Contribution team. She is responsible for the investment relationship with large institutional pension schemes, and has over 16 years of investment and relationship management experience.

    During her time at ILIM, Karen has been responsible for developing ILIM’s bespoke model portfolio solutions offering to both Irish Life retail and ILIM’s client base.

    Prior to joining ILIM, Karen worked with Irish Life International for seven years, during which time she held a number of key investment roles. These included the role of Investment Manager to a Multi-Manager fund range offered to the European marketplace, which encompassed the research and evaluation of a wide range of traditional and alternative investment strategies. 

    Karen holds a primary degree in International Business and Languages, and the MSc. in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University. Karen also completed the Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) qualification in 2014.

  • Brian Morrissey

    Senior Portfolio Manager +353-1-704-2198 Email

    As part of ILIM’s investment development team, Brian is responsible for delivering investment strategies and complementary services that meet the objectives of both occupational pension scheme clients and investment consultants.

    Brian has over 15 years’ industry experience. He previously worked with Kleinwort Benson Investors and FBD Investment Services, holding a number of key roles focused on both institutional and private clients.

    Brian holds a first-class honours primary degree in Business Studies, an MBS in Management Information and Management Accounting from University College Cork, and is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA).

  • Louise White

    Senior Portfolio Manager +353-1-704-2052 Email

    Louise joined ILIM in 2001 as a Senior Business Development Manager, and assumed responsibility for all aspects of the Irish Life Assurance retail relationship in 2008. In 2013, Louise took on the role of Senior DC Portfolio Manager, assuming responsibility for servicing the investment needs of our institutional DC clients. Louise holds an honours degree in International Commerce from University College Dublin (UCD) and a Master of Business Studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD. More recently, she completed a Diploma in Strategic Marketing in the Irish Management Institute. She also holds the Certificate in Investment Management and the Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

How can we help?

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) is the appointed asset manager to Irish Life Group Limited. ILIM is committed to innovating and leading the market with best in class investment solutions designed to meet the specific investment needs of our clients. Call us at: +353-1-704 1200 or email [email protected]

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