Defined contribution schemes do not promise a specific pension payment

Irish defined benefit pension funds have the highest exposure in Europe to low risk bonds, according to a report by benefits consultants Mercer. The c(...)

Irish pension funds delivered bumper returns in 2019, making it the best year for investment returns in a decade.

Irish pension funds delivered bumper returns in 2019, making it the best year for investment returns in a decade. The value of the average Irish acti(...)

Consistent returns over the long term are most important to pension investors. Photograph: iStock

A strong performance in the final quarter helped Irish pension funds deliver an average gain of close to 6 per cent last year. Figures from Rubicon I(...)