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Friday, June 30, 2017
The pan-European Solvency II regulations came into force on 1st January 2016.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The main points from the latest Pension Portfolios annual review.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The main points from the latest Multi-Asset Portfolios review
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
2,600 claims paid across Life Insurance, Specified Illness Cover and Terminal Illness Cover – increase of 10% compared to 2015
Monday, January 23, 2017
The S&P closed +0.34%, -8bps from the London close, on volumes +14% vs. the 30 day average
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Snapchat company SNAP says investors will not get any voting power with shares purchased in the IPO, leaving the two co founders with over 70% of the votes
Monday, January 9, 2017
U.S. equities finished mostly higher Friday as the S&P and Nasdaq both touched all-time highs post the jobs report.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
U.S. equities began 2017 on a strong note on Tuesday as major indexes rose on the back of strong data.
Monday, November 28, 2016
 Irish Life has been awarded top accolades at the Irish Pension Awards 2016, held in association with European Pensions
Thursday, November 24, 2016
US: S&P500 2204.72 +0.08%..U.S. equities opened lower and continued in the red throughout the session before catching steam and ending mostly higher. Basic Materials (+0.74%), Telecom (+0.69%)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Irish Life’s investment managers regularly carry out reviews on funds and based on their recent review a decision has been made to close some of our Scope funds from September 2016.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The Multi Manager Target Return Fund invests in a number of external funds managed by expert investment managers.Quarterly update Q3 2016.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
U.S. equities finished higher in Monday’s session as all three US stock indices touched a new all-time high elevated by a big uptick in oil prices. (S&P 500 +0.75%)-Energy (+2.20%), Materials (+1.25%)
Monday, November 14, 2016
The US equity boom finally faded on Friday after its two-day rally following the surprising election of Donald Trump
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Board of Directors of Irish Life are declaring bonus rates from 1st April 2016 on the Unitised With Profits (UWP) Fund.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Irish Life earnings were Euro €36 million [CAD$53 million] for Q3
Monday, November 2, 2015
The Board of Directors of Irish Life are declaring bonus rates from 1st April 2015 on the Unitised With Profits (UWP) Fund.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
US: The S&P closed -0.17%, -0.23% from the London close, on volumes +7% vs. the 30 day average.
Monday, October 24, 2016
The notice period has now been removed from the UK Property Fund with effect from 21 October 2016.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Equities shrugged off any spill over from the ECB meeting as a lack of taper talk in the press conference pushed the Euro lower.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Equity market volumes were up 2% vs. the 20 day moving average
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
U.S. equities traded lower on Monday amid falling oil prices, weak corporate earnings and hawkish remarks from Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer.
Monday, October 17, 2016
US: Higher on the day but lower (-1%) on the week, as a slew of earnings reports were released from three large US banks
Friday, October 14, 2016
We’re all familiar with various statistics around the challenges facing Ireland when it comes to pensions - Irish people are living longer in retirement,
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Find out how Irish Life is building better futures through its strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
Friday, October 7, 2016
US: the S&P closed +5bps, +0.27% from the London close, on volumes -6% vs. the 30 day average.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The S&P closed -0.33%, +6bps from the London close, on volumes -48% vs. the 30 day average.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
US: The S&P closed +0.53%, +0.83% from the London close, on volumes +4% vs. the 30 day average.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The S&P closed -0.86%, -0.18% from the London close, on volumes -7% vs. the 30 day average.
Monday, September 26, 2016
U.S. equities finished lower on Friday in the wake of a 3-day rally spurred by the optimism driven by the Fed for a lower rate period for longer.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
US: The S&P closed +3bps, -0.21% from the London close, on volumes -7% vs. the 30 day average.
Monday, September 12, 2016
U.S. equities sold off sharply on Friday, breaking 43 straight sessions without a +/- 100 bp move in the S&P-Real Estate (-394 bps), U
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
US: The S&P closed +0.3%, +0.32% from the London close, on volumes +8% vs. the 30 day average. U.S. equities closed in the blue.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Launch of Irish Life Health creates compelling alternative for health insurance customers
Thursday, August 25, 2016
US equities spent the day in the red as weakness came in healthcare on the back of negative pricing talk from Hilary Clinton; Utilities (unchanged), Telecom (-0.04%)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
US equities closed higher in Tuesday led by materials, which outperformed -Defensives lagged, as Consumer Staples (-48bps) and Utilities (-18bps) were the only two sectors to close lower.
Monday, August 22, 2016
US equities finished weaker on Friday, on light summer volumes. S&P volumes were down -6% vs the 20-day average.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Great-West Lifeco Inc. has announced its second quarter results for the three months ended 30 June 2016. Irish Life contributed Euro €36 million [CAD$52 million] of earnings.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Irish Life Health has been established following the completion of Irish Life Group's transactions to acquire Aviva Health and assume control of GloHealth, where Irish Life previously had a 49% share.
Friday, July 29, 2016
John Hearne listens to analysis from financial experts who suggest that a calculated risk can significantly add to income earned from your savings
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
To ensure the fair treatment of all investors in the fund, we have made the following change to the UK Property Fund with effect from 12 July 2016.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The result of the Brexit referendum has been a vote to leave the EU with an estimated 51.9%/48.1% split.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Great-West Lifeco Inc. today released the following statement on the U.K.’s June 23 vote to leave the EU:
Thursday, June 16, 2016
It's Father's Day this Sunday, so we have put together an infographic celebrating Dads across the country!
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Irish Life won the 2016 award for Best Customer Experience at the prestigious All-Ireland Marketing Awards (AIMs).
Thursday, May 26, 2016
If you are thinking of retiring and need some guidance then have a look at this guide by Marianne Heron with Paul Britton.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Further insights into the habits of Ireland’s workforce have been revealed through recent employee research carried out by Irish Life.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This Friday 22nd April will see a long overdue re-launch of our My Online Services.Over the coming months, you will see many improvements and enhancements which will make the site easier to use.
Monday, April 11, 2016
New Research from Irish Life Show Ireland’s Most Uncomfortable Moments: Revealing those everyday occurrences that make Irish people cringe the most.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Ireland’s largest life assurance company, Irish Life, today revealed its annual claims data, which once again provides a valuable insight into the health of the nation.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
So, if you have been following our series of videos from top fitness instructor and Brand Ambassador, Karl Henry, you will have learned all the basics you need to kickstart your exercise journey.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The word “diet” can strike fear into the minds of most of us, trying to maintain a healthy diet is very hard when it comes to doing the weekly shop. Temptation lurks on every aisle!
Monday, March 14, 2016
Looking out the office window and its clear to see, Spring has finally sprung! With the stretch in the evenings, you tend to notice a couple of things for the first time this year.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
We have announced the exciting news that the Irish Life Group has agreed to acquire Aviva Health and take full 100% ownership of GloHealth.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
With today being International Women’s Day, we thought we would take a closer look at the Life Insurance and Serious Illness Claims we paid out to Women in Ireland in 2015.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
A Mammy can be all of these and many more in just one day….mother, friend, taxi-driver, chef, cleaner, nurse and so much more. So, what better time than Mother’s Day to establish their true worth in
Friday, March 4, 2016
We have published our annual claims report where we paid out €204 million to customers and their families affected by injury, illness and death during 2015.
Friday, March 4, 2016
We have published our annual claims report where we paid out €204 million to customers and their families affected by injury, illness and death during 2015. The data, which provides a valuable insigh
Friday, February 26, 2016
Irish Life recently ran a five week Wellness programme for staff, led by top fitness expert and Irish Life Brand Ambassador, Karl Henry. The programme consisted of detoxing, diet plans, exercise boot
Monday, February 22, 2016
Irish Life has won the overall Life Sector award in the 2016 Irish Brokers Association (IBA) Insurance Service Awards for the sixth year in succession. Ireland’s leading life insurance company
Friday, February 12, 2016
Irish Life today announced new research which reveals some interesting insights into the Irish public’s savings habits and attitudes towards investments.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Ireland’s largest life assurance company, Irish Life, has welcomed the decision by Fitch Ratings to upgrade Irish Life Assurance plc (Irish Life)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Irish Life, which is owned by Great-West Lifeco contributed Euro €27.4 million (CAD$40 million) to Lifeco's profits in the third quarter.
Friday, May 8, 2015
The research also revealed insights into Irish peoples’ attitudes to their finances now and in the future.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Irish Life, which is owned by Great-West Lifeco, generated strong results, contributing Euro €57 million (CAD$80 million) to Lifeco's profits in the first quarter.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Cancer remains leading cause of death and illness in Ireland as Irish Life pays out €218 million in claims in total for 2014.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Ireland’s largest life assurance company, Irish Life, announced today that Irish Life Investment Managers has appointed Mr. Eoin Keating to the position of head of Defined Contribution Portfolio Manag
Friday, November 28, 2014
Irish Life announced today that Irish Life Investment Managers won two awards at last night’s Irish Pension Awards - Investment Manager of the Year and Alternatives Manager of the Year.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Ireland’s largest life assurance company, Irish Life, announced today that Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) has hired Mr. Peter Haran, as head of Alternative Strategies.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Irish Life, which is owned by Great-West Lifeco, generated strong results, contributing Euro €57 million (CAD$82 million) to Lifeco’s earnings in the third quarter.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ireland’s largest life assurance company, Irish Life, announced today that Irish Life Investment Managers has hired a new director of Business Development.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
As part of its new brand campaign, Ireland’s leading life assurance company, Irish Life, has released new research into the Irish workplace.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Irish Life, Ireland’s largest life insurance and pension company, today announced more findings¹ from its recent research for the launch of its new brand campaign entitled; We Know Irish life – We are
Monday, October 6, 2014
Ireland’s largest life insurance and pension company, Irish Life, announced today that it is launching a new brand and marketing campaign to celebrate 75 years of looking after the financial well-bein
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
One in five parents with a will have not made a provision for guardianship
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Ireland’s leading life assurance company, Irish Life, has launched an Enhanced Annuity product.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Community arts project showcases ‘Movement in Time’ of Dublin City’s Transport Network.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Irish Life, which is owned by Great-West Lifeco, continued to generate strong results, contributing CAD$57 million (Euro €38 million) to Lifeco’s net earnings in the second quarter, up from CAD$52 (Eu
Friday, June 27, 2014
Irish Life, the market-leading provider of occupational Defined Contribution schemes in Ireland, has published a detailed ‘Retirement Readiness’ report, analysing potential outcomes for members of the
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ireland’s leading life assurance company, Irish Life, revamps “My Pension” app.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Irish Life announced today that its investment manager was named Equities Manager of the Year and Passive Manager of the Year at the European Pension Awards 2014.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
First quarter 2014 net earnings include a contribution from Irish Life of CAD$52 million [Euro €34 million], offset by CAD$5 million [Euro €3 million] of restructuring costs related to the ongoing int
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Great-West Lifeco, which acquired Irish Life in 2013, announced that it has bought the J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services US business.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Irish Life Corporate Business took home the award for Best Innovation in Financial Services at the recent Samsung Digital Media Awards.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Irish Life, acquired by Great-West Lifeco on 18 July 2013, contributed CAD$44 million (€31 million) of earnings to Lifeco in the fourth quarter.