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Mercer estimates that the total pension deficit of members of the Iseq index jumped to €4.5 billion from €3 billion over the course of the year

The combined pension deficit at Irish publicly-quoted companies swelled by about 50 per cent over the course of 2016 as bond yields slid, new figures (...)

Deb Clarke, global head of investment research at pensions and benefits consultancy giant Mercer speaking in Dublin. Photograph: Livia Figueiredo

Financial markets “can’t be complacent” about the prospect of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump losing next month’s election, even as (...)

Mercer, which tracks the pension position of Ireland’s largest listed companies – members of the Iseq 20 – says the gap has widened dramatically this year. Photograph: Getty Images

The pensions “hole” at Ireland’s largest companies has almost doubled in the first seven months of the year, new figures show. Volatile markets mean (...)

Irish pension funds are reducing their exposure to high-risk equities. The survey showed that Irish defined benefit pension schemes now have an average bond allocation just below 50 per cent. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Irish pension funds are continuing to reduce their exposure to equities in a bid to lower the risk levels for their schemes, according to data from c(...)

Irish university graduates are more likely to be women, but women still participate less in the workforce.

Latin America is forecast to have the world’s highest proportion of women in the workplace by 2025, according to a new report from consulting firm Mer(...)

Workers in Ireland are set to see their pay packets swell next year, according to a survey by Mercer. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Workers in Ireland are set to see their pay packets swell next year, according to a leading pension and personnel consultancy, which says 97 per cent (...)

At an event hosted by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Greg Davies will illustrate how investors’ search for emotional comfort can affect investment success. Photograph: Bloomberg

Investment decisions can be heavily swayed by our emotional responses to immediate context – but often these matter a lot less than we think. W(...)

The study shows high stress levels are impacting on work, with 64 per cent of those surveyed reporting reduced concentration levels and 59 per cent saying they were dissatisfied with their jobs

As many as 82 per cent of employees in Ireland say they are facing increased personal stress due to concerns over their health and financial well- bei(...)

Tom Geraghty, Mercer’s country head, said the group was ‘not necessarily stuck at 100 new jobs’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The parent of benefits consultants Mercer has announced plans to hire 100 people at a new innovation centre in Dublin. Marsh & McLennan is set to (...)

An Aer Lingus spokesman said the management of the second supplementary scheme was a matter for its trustees

Aer Lingus workers are seeking the return of up to €100 million paid into a fund to prop up the salary-linked pension plan closed last year as part o(...)

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