Malin has said it will invest in companies for which an initial public offering (IPO) or trade sale is premature

Leading British fund manager Neil Woodford and the Irish state’s new strategic investment fund are among the investors who have committed to purchasin(...)

PF2014

While most people are familiar with workplace schemes or personal pension plans there is another type that is slightly more exotic and has tended to (...)

Basil Geoghegan: adviser on options available to save Irish Nationwide at time of bank bailout.

Seasoned Irish investment banker Basil Geoghegan delivered a straight-talking speech yesterday morning at a seminar on the Irish recovery hosted by pe(...)

Basil Geoghegan: State aid might have gone in the door of the Irish banks but it immediately went out

The Government’s decision to introduce a blanket bank guarantee in September 2008 was “unwise” and “unwarranted”, a key adviser on banking strategy at(...)

The Central Bank is stepping up its oversight of the sector as part of a wider international focus on so-called shadow banks

Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of t(...)

Stocktake

One person expecting a bear market is Marc “Dr Doom” Faber, who last week warned that the S&P 500 was facing a 30 per cent drop. Faber famo(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Plan Bee In classic “rather him than us” mode, beekeeper Robert Harvey is seen heresurrounded by Italian honey bees as he tr(...)

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ahead of this weekend’s referendum in Crimea. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

US stocks were little changed in a volatile session yesterday, setting all three indexes up for a weekly decline, as concerns (...)

"The principle of starting early is well recognised as it takes time to build a substantial fund," says David Malone of the Pensions Board.

Workers who have no occupational or private pension scheme and who plan to retire at the traditional age of 65 could face a major shock to their syste(...)

The total value of Irish funds grew by 11 per cent last year to €80.5 billion, despite the Government levy on saving

After five years of turmoil, the total value of Irish pension funds is back above €80 billion. The number of defined benefit schemes that are(...)