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Climate change activists stage a protest outside the HM Treasury building in central London, during environmental protests by the Extinction Rebellion group. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Earlier this month, Bank of England governor Mark Carney and his French counterpart, Villeroy de Galhau, warned that limiting global temperature incre(...)

John Mercer, left, who succeeds Tom Geraghty, right, as chief executive of Mercer Ireland.

Human resources and employee benefits consulting giant Mercer has named John Mercer as the new chief executive of its Irish business. Mr Mercer, who(...)

 “2019 has started well, with markets up by over 5 per cent, unwinding some of the recent losses. Nevertheless, significant uncertainty exists relating to Brexit, US trade wars and central bank interest rate policies,” says Peter Gray, senior consultant with Mercer

The total pension deficit for Irish publicly-quoted companies widened by 23 per cent last year, largely due to a slump across global equity markets as(...)

Pensions consultants Mercer have raised alarm at indications that the Government might reduce tax relief on retirement savings.

* Pensions consultant Mercer has raised alarm at indications that the Government might reduce tax relief on retirement savings. The company was respo(...)

The #MeToo movement has prompted the rise of the hashtag #PayMeToo. Photograph: iStock

Two-thirds of companies worry that proposed legislation requiring them to reveal their gender pay gap could be a risk to their reputations. Some 67 p(...)

Mercer says that to encourage greater savings, pensions need to be made more personal and accessible and to make greater use of digital tools. Photograph: Getty Images

Workers are increasingly worried about outliving their pension savings, according to a new international report by benefit consultants Mercer. Just o(...)

AQMetrics founder and chief executive Geraldine Gibson: “We have been signing deals from San Francisco to Singapore.”

Irish regulatory technology (regtech) firm AQMetrics, which was last year ranked as one of the top 50 European businesses transforming financial serv(...)

 New figures from Mercer show the combined pension deficits of Iseq listed companies more than halved to €1.1 billion during the course of 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

Higher bond yields and bullish stock markets helped drive down pension deficits at Iseq-listed companies down by more than 50 per cent last year. Acc(...)

As we are coming out of recession, for employers, pensions benefits are very much coming back on the table

In the war for talent, employers consider a good occupational pension scheme a very big gun. After salary, it typically ranks second in remunerative i(...)

 Irish healthcare providers are not  obliged to recognise health insurance cover held abroad. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Q: Bretton, United States I have lived in the US since November 2014 with full health insurance cover from day one. Upon my return to Ireland, will I(...)

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