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  • 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?
  • Investments

Markets react to outlines of a new trade deal between the US and China, and closer to home Brexit will be high on the agenda at the European Council meeting taking place later this week. Ian Slattery reports.

  • Podcast
  • Investments

Global stock markets moved higher and bond yields rose slightly from recent cycle lows but there are longer term growth concerns particularly outside the US. Listen to this episode of the podcast to find out more. 

  • Culture
  • Events

Enda Bowe wins this year’s Zurich Portrait Prize with his photograph of a mother and child. And winners of the Zurich Young Portrait Prize were also announced yesterday at the National Gallery of Ireland.

  • Pensions
Pat Scully has worked hard and made some sacrifices along the way so he can enjoy a good quality of life when he reaches retirement.