Zurich pension funds show good returns over 25 years

Zurich pension funds show good returns over 25 years

25 years ago feels like another era, the time of the collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Pension clients of a certain vintage may find it hard to believe that was back in November 1989, that Zurich Life (formerly known as Eagle Star Life &...
Why investing in cash may not be the best option

Why investing in cash may not be the best option

After all the turmoil in property and stock markets in recent years, many people have chosen to put their savings or pension into cash-only instruments.  Is this playing it safe or plain stupid?  Zurich Life, which are one of the companies that provide pensions and...
Defined Benefit Pensions v Defined Contribution Pensions

Defined Benefit Pensions v Defined Contribution Pensions

What is better, a Defined Benefit (DB) pension or a Defined Contribution (DC) pension? If you had asked that question a number of years ago the answer would have been the Defined Benefit scheme by a country mile. A pension that gave you a ‘guaranteed pension’ when you...
Which Irish pension fund should you choose now?

Which Irish pension fund should you choose now?

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OECD REVIEW OF THE IRISH PENSIONS SYSTEM

OECD REVIEW OF THE IRISH PENSIONS SYSTEM

The recently released OECD review of the Irish Pensions Systems might be a worthy tome but its recommendations risk over-reliance on state structures to the detriment of real competition for pension savers. The paper focuses heavily on compulsory structures and...
Announcing the Pensions Survey Competition Winner…

Announcing the Pensions Survey Competition Winner…

Amy Bennett was one of hundreds who completed the Ocean Finance Pension Survey and entered the competition to win a cool ipad mini! Congratulations to Amy and all who participated in the survey which revealed some surprising results about what you think about...