Broker News

A round up of the latest news, views, commentary and analysis on the insurance, pensions and investment industry.

To officially mark Zurich’s partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI), Barry Sheridan, CEO of DSI and the DSI fundraising team were welcomed to the Zurich office in Blackrock.

Last week’s most prominent development was undoubtedly the fallout from the announcement of the new UK government’s mini budget growth plan the previous Friday, writes Ian Slattery. 

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On September 27th, Paschal Donohoe TD (Minister for Finance) and Michael McGrath TD (Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform) delivered the Budget for 2023 to the Dáil.

We’re delighted to announce the latest addition to our Signature Free ‘OnlineApply’ offering – Single Premium Personal Pensions, including transfers from other life offices.

We were delighted to welcome the Taoiseach Micheál Martin who officially opened Zurich House, our new Gold LEED Certified office building in the heart of Blackrock, County Dublin.

Equities were sharply lower last week as the US inflation release for August surprised to the upside. The headline annual rate fell to 8.3%, however core prices rose 0.6%, twice the 0.3% forecast, writes Ian Slattery. 

In this investment podcast recorded on September 8th 2022, we speak about key market events in the month of August and Zurich Investments current positioning and outlook. We also take a look at inflation and how this can affect consumers and investors. All the information contained in this podcast was accurate at the time of recording.

Equities rose last week as investors continue to ponder the next move of the Federal Reserve and the robustness of the US economy, writes Ian Slattery. 
Wall Street fell for the third week in a row as the spectre of higher interest rates continues to loom. In general, value orientated companies outperformed growth and large caps (traditionally more defensive) fared better than smaller companies, writes Ian Slattery. 
Stock markets fell sharply into the weekend as Friday marked the worst day for stocks since June. It was a quiet week until Friday for markets, when Jay Powell’s speech at Jackson Hole sending stocks down more than 3%, writes Ian Slattery. 
Zurich Life are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Pink Ribbon All Ireland Cycle Challenge in aid of breast cancer research.