While defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will be most impacted by QE, Mercer warned that defined contribution (DC) schemes will also come under pressure

The European Central Bank’s decision to rollout a bond-buying plan will lead to increases in pension scheme liabilities, consulting group Mercer has w(...)

It’s not a particularly onerous task. You just open the envelope and read through the less than weighty document within, or use your log-in details to(...)

The high-tech sector is forecasting the largest salary increase in 2015 at between 2.5 per cent and 3 per cent, according to a survey from Mercer.

Irish salaries are set to rise by 2 per cent in 2015, with employees in the high-tech sector benefiting the most from a recovering economy with salary(...)

The IFSC. Although the cost of living in Dublin rose this year, it is still relatively cheaper than it was at the height of the boom – in 2007, Dublin was judged to be the 16th most expensive city in the world by Mercer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin has moved up 10 places in Mercer’s annual cost-of-living survey for expatriate employees. The city is 51st in the consultancy firm’s rankings, (...)

Vienna was ranked as the city with the world’s best quality of living, followed by Zurich, Auckland, Munich and Vancouver

Dublin may get too much rain and too little sunshine but at least it’s not Baghdad, which has just been ranked as the city with the lowest qua(...)

‘As we all know, western Europe is aging; by 2050 there will be only 1.8 people of working age supporting each person in retirement versus a current level of 3.5. Ireland’s population is also aging albeit at a slower rate. ’

Pensions were in the news quite a bit in 2013. Much of the focus was on the problems facing defined benefit schemes or on large pension payouts to (...)

Irish pension funds remain over-weight in equities and lag the move by European peers towards alternative assets

FIONA REDDAN European pension plans continue to shift out of equities, despite rising equity markets across the globe during 2012 and 201(...)