Zurich Corporate Solutions Blog

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

Filter by category

Follow us on

Close to one third of workers aged between 20 and 69 have no private pension cover and will depend on the State pension in retirement*, which means, the value of an employer sponsored pension scheme to employees cannot be overstated, writes Ciara O’Brien, Senior Portfolio Manager, Corporate Life and Pensions.

Many occupational pension schemes in Ireland have either already transitioned into a master trust arrangement or have made a commitment to do so by the end of 2023, writes Conor O’Reilly, Distribution and CRM Manager at Zurich Life.

How Zurich is helping Enable Ireland staff to fund their pensions and sow the seeds of prosperity for their future. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

How Zurich helps wholesale broadband provider Siro keep pensions pertinent and at the top of its benefits tree. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Last week saw US equities rally as interest rate expectations eased and the labour market appeared to cool, writes Ian Slattery. 
Last week saw US stocks finish lower for the second week in a row as bond yields moved higher and investor sentiment declined, writes Ian Slattery. 
Last week saw markets decline as a combination of forces affected investor sentiment. As the situation in the Middle East deteriorates, millions of lives have been put at risk. Globally, concern has risen as a result, writes Ian Slattery. 

September saw equity markets retreat from their recent highs as bond yields rose and central banks maintained somewhat of a hawkish stance, writes Richard Temperley.

US stocks ended the week up 0.2% in euro terms as Q3 earnings season kicked off. Large banks such as JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup all surprised to the upside upon release of their quarterly earnings reports, writes Ian Slattery. 
Equities slipped once again last week as the ‘soft landing’ narrative was challenged in the face of some weak economic data, writes Ian Slattery. 
The Federal Reserve kept the key interest rate in the 5.25%-5.50% following their two-day meeting last week, writes Ian Slattery. Whilst the move (or lack thereof) was in line with market expectations the post meeting press conference was seen as relatively hawkish by market participants.  

August saw risk assets retreat as sentiment declined off recent highs with markets trimming the previous gains equities had experienced throughout much of 2023, writes Richard Temperley.