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US equities finished the week on a positive note as news of a potential deal between Republicans and Democrats regarding the US debt ceiling filtered through to markets, writes Ian Slattery. 

At Zurich, we’ve learned a lot about the impact of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) II on pensions over the past 24 months.

Last week saw somewhat of a puzzling week for investors with interest rates raised by 25 basis points, writes Ian Slattery. 

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.

The busiest week of Q1 earnings season saw technology companies post better than expected reports for the first quarter of 2023, writes Ian Slattery. 

March saw the first quarter of 2023 close out positively for equities despite turmoil in the banking sector, writes Richard Temperley.

Last week saw US equities down slightly, returning -1.0% in euro terms on the back of mixed corporate earnings reports, writes Ian Slattery. 
The Q1 earnings season began with some positive surprises for investors last week as US financial companies appeared to beat expectations despite taking a hammering last month, writes Ian Slattery. 
Last week saw US stocks end down slightly in a holiday shortened week. Treasury yields dipped lower after weak economic data was released throughout the period, writes Ian Slattery. 

Zurich has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest asset managers when measured by Irish client funds under management. “The reason why we have grown and passed out many of our competitors is our consistently strong performance over many years,” says Zurich Head of Investment Development Richard Temperley.

The advent of the Auto Enrolment (AE) Retirement Savings System is one of the most significant and welcome developments in the pensions landscape for very many years, writes Niall Hall, Senior Employee Benefits Manager, Zurich Life.
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.