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  • 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.

  • Investments
The S&P 500 recorded its fastest correction in history, according to Deutsche Bank Global Research. All sectors within the S&P 500 suffered a correction, with energy stocks faring the worst due to falling oil prices. Ian Slattery reports.
  • Protection

While there are definitely some things in life you may regret doing, you will never be sorry you took out life insurance to protect yourself and your family.

  • Investments

Influential US stocks ended lower for the holiday-shortened week on the back of renewed fears of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global economy. Ian Slattery reports.

  • Culture
  • Awards
Zurich Insurance and Dalkey Book Festival announce the launch of the Dalkey Literary Awards that will showcase the talents of established and emerging writers and reward them with an overall prize fund of €30,000.
  • Investments

Global markets edged higher last week and investors got some reassurance that the US economy is performing well. Ian Slattery reports.

  • Wellbeing
  • Community

Rugby Players Ireland and Zurich have launched the new Tackle Your Feelings Schools mental wellbeing pilot programme and App as part of the second phase of the #ImTakingControl campaign.

  • Podcast
  • Investments

In this latest podcast, Ian Slattery talks about how the global backdrop remains relatively supportive of risk assets, versus Eurozone sovereign bonds and cash

  • Culture
  • Awards

The Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize are showcased at the Crawford Art Gallery and will be on display until 13 April 2020.

  • Investments
Economic data supported investor sentiment last week with all major global markets recording gains after a difficult start to the year. Ian Slattery reports.