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  • Community
Zurich is proud to sponsor Wexford GAA and will provide very important support to Wexford GAA in the coming years and will further embed Zurich in the local sporting community.
  • Investments
Stocks move slightly lower, as US politics takes centre stage once again, writes Ian Slattery in his weekly investment review. 
  • Wellbeing
  • Community

Rugby player James Lowe relaunches the Tackle Your Feelings mental wellbeing app as Rugby Players Ireland and Zurich campaign encourages people to ‘take control’ of their mental health.

  • Investments
As expected, markets saw a US rate cut of 25bps at the Fed’s September meeting, writes Ian Slattery. In other policymaker activity, both the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England signalled no significant changes at their respective meetings during the week.
  • Pensions
Zurich’s latest pension research highlights the challenges people face when trying to save for their retirement, and their need for financial planning advice. 
  • Podcast
  • Investments

Global stock markets lost some ground as investors fretted over trade tensions between the US and China, explains Richard Temperley in the latest edition of the Zurich Life Podcast. 

  • Investments
Equities move higher as market worries fail to sway sentiment, writes Ian Slattery. Meanwhile all eyes are on the UK as stocks continue to be influenced by Brexit and political events in Westminster.
  • Investments

Equities rebound strongly as trade tariff tensions take a midweek break, but Eurozone data is mixed and the Brexit saga continues to create uncertainty, writes Ian Slattery.

  • Culture
  • Awards

The National Gallery of Ireland has announced the shortlists for both the Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize. 

  • Investments
Trade tensions remain elevated, as G7 meets in Biarritz and Fed Chair Powell attempts to ease market concerns. Ian Slattery reports.