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  • Culture
  • Awards

The National Gallery of Ireland launches the Zurich Portrait Prize and the Zurich Young Portrait Prize, and calls on artists, children and young people to enter these national art competitions.

  • Investments
It was another week of volatility across the markets and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt across the globe. Ian Slattery reports.
  • Investments

Last week proved to be another volatile week of trading, with equities ultimately closing on Friday with double-digit returns. Ian Slattery reports.

  • Podcast

Zurich is proud to support Senior Times magazine’s new podcast series where broadcasting legend Mike Murphy interviews prominent Irish figures. In the first episode President Michael D. Higgins talks childhood, presidency, poetry and much more. And Zurich's Kristen Foran talks about the importance of starting a pension and financial planning for the future.

  • Wellbeing
  • Community

Research reveals one-in-ten Irish people have been the victims of online bullying, and as part of the Tackle Your Feelings campaign, rugby player Jack Carty is urging people to be supportive on social media.

  • Investments
Global markets fell once again last week, as the impact of restrictions globally began to be realised. Ian Slattery reports.
  • Investments
Stocks entered a Bear Market on Thursday, as the two negative shocks of a collapse in oil prices and the COVID-19 outbreak hit equities worldwide. Ian Slattery reports.
  • Investments

Over the last number of years, strong, positive investment market returns, coupled with record low interest rates for money held on deposit, has seen many people taking a little more risk in order to increase their chance of making a better return on their money.

  • Investments
The Federal Reserve’s ‘out of meeting’ announcement on Tuesday of an emergency 0.5% rate cut did little to lift the market, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to climb, writes Ian Slattery.
  • Podcast
  • Investments

In this latest podcast recorded on Monday, March 9th, Richard Temperley looks at the recent performance of investment markets and discusses Zurich's fund positioning in February 2020.