Assuming the return on equities is the same as over the past, that fund will be sufficient to pay out the equivalent of today’s State pension. Photograph: iStock

Lots of appropriately distanced conversations focus on the ways in which the future might be different. Anyone of an excitable, if not radical, mindse(...)

The peculiar way in which the UK is currently being run sees Boris Johnson as the chairman of the board and Dominic Cummings (above) as the unelected CEO

The two great economic offices of the British state, the Bank of England and the Treasury, are currently being run by two alumni of Goldman Sachs. It (...)

‘European legislative and policy initiatives such as the EU action plan, which seek to improve transparency and accuracy for investors around ESG disclosures, are to be generally welcomed,’ says Aongus McCarthy

EU regulatory reforms and initiatives, coupled with increasing investor demand, are among the catalysts that are seeing the adoption of environmental,(...)

Dalata chairman John Hennessy John Hennessy is to take up the role of chair of the nomination committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hotel operator Dalata Hotel Group has appointed a new corporate development director, with Shane Casserly taking up the role. Mr Casserly’s appoint(...)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch research shows companies with progressive ESG stances have fewer bankruptcies. Photograph:  Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images

Bank of America vice-chair Anne Finucane said in Dublin on Tuesday that companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles ha(...)

“A lot of people who are not engaged with investments are engaged with climate change and are more likely to put money into a fund that is aligned with that.” Photograph: iStock
Investing in a virtuous pension

No one really wants to think their pension fund is invested in the global arms industry or in companies notorious from profiting from child labour or (...)

“Infrastructure is a very long-term investment and is a good match for pension funds.” Photograph: iStock
Banking on infrastructure

Investments in roads, rail, water, power and other utilities are growing in popularity among pension trustees and fund managers. The long-term and qui(...)

Increased regulation at both national and international levels has been a feature of the funds landscape for the past decade.

Increased regulation at both national and international levels has been a feature of the funds landscape for the past decade. At least part of the rea(...)