Irish Equity | Zurich Life Funds

Irish Equity Fund

The Irish Equity Fund is an actively managed fund which aims to achieve growth through capital gains and income from a diversified portfolio of Irish equities and equity-based financial instruments.

Main features

  • Actively managed by Zurich Life.
  • Invests exclusively in Irish equities and equity based financial instruments.
  • Indicative equity range: 80% - 100% of the value of the fund.
  • Risk rating:

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How it works

Zurich Life will seek to add value to the fund and achieve superior returns through the fund manager's stock selection skills. For tactical reasons, the fund may also invest in cash or cash equivalents. Due to the concentrated nature of the Irish equity market, investors should be aware that the top 4 to 5 stocks tend to make up over 50% of the index on an ongoing basis. This concentration leads to increased levels of stock specific risk and therefore, the fund is more appropriate as part of a diversified investment portfolio.

The fund may invest in shares listed in Ireland which also trade on other exchanges. This may give rise to currency risk for the euro investor. As the fund is managed from the point of view of a euro investor any currency hedging that may be conducted will be into euros.

This fund is managed by Zurich Life.

Current Fund Price* (as at 27/01/2020)


Asset Split**

100% Bonds

Annualised Performance (%)*

*Notes: Annual management charges (AMC) apply. The fund performance shown is before the full AMC is applied on your policy.

Returns are based on offer/offer performance and do not represent the return achieved by individual policies linked to the fund.

The fund price/performance shown is for the Pension / Gross of Tax Funds category.

*Source: Zurich Life

**Note: Asset Splits are updated monthly.

Why Zurich?

Our investment team is based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin and is responsible for managing funds of approximately €25.3 billion*. The most senior members of the investment team have been together for more than fifteen years. It is the close co-operation of our fund managers in making investment decisions across assets, sectors and markets that differentiates us from other fund managers. We have an integrated team-based investment process which ensures that we implement our investment strategy quickly and effectively. We are active investment managers with a macro-economic approach, which is top-down and asset allocation driven. We construct our portfolios to allow us to take advantage of opportunities over all parts of the economic cycle. Zurich has an excellent reputation for investment performance and customer service.

*Source: Zurich, December 2019.

Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Warning: Benefits may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: If you invest in these funds you may lose some or all of the money you invest.

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