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  • Investments

Ian Slattery, Investment Consultant with Zurich examines the concept of responsible investing and explains why it’s such an important talking point in the DC pensions market.

  • Investments
There were record highs for US stocks as trade tune strikes the right note, and closer to home, Ireland was the best performer over the week with equities delivering 1.8%, writes Ian Slattery. 
  • Podcast
  • Investments

In this latest episode of the Zurich podcast, Ian Slattery and Richard Temperley discuss how global stock markets continued to gain momentum with investor sentiment switching gears from overly bearish to neutral.

  • Investments
Equities increased as a result of investor confidence and talk of a potential phase one trade deal is music to the markets ears, writes Ian Slattery. 
  • Pensions
Family wealth planning is important at any stage in life and taking an active approach early can positively impact your future financial health, according to Micheál O'Driscoll, MD of FDC Financial Services.
  • Pensions

From baby boomers to Gen Z – your workforce will be made up of a diverse group of people and it makes sense that they should engage with their pension provider to plan the life they would like in retirement.

  • Investments
Stocks move higher, as economy, earnings, and trade all see encouraging developments, writes Ian Slattery. 
  • Pensions
  • Savings

From the age of anxiety to an era of opportunity, workers across the globe are worried about their futures. To tackle those concerns effectively we may need to transform the employee benefit landscape.

  • Investments
Global equities were higher, but strengthening euro tempers return, writes Ian Slattery in his weekly review of the markets. 
  • Pensions
  • Savings
Some people are sandwiched in the middle of family lines, providing for both children and parents. What financial pressures do they face, and what are the advice needs of this sandwich generation?