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Why Irish Life for Pensions

Based on market share for 2014, Irish Life is Ireland's Number 1 for pensions. Below are just some of the reasons why you can be confident in choosing Irish Life

1. More people in Ireland choose us for their Pension than anyone else

Irish Life manage the pensions of over 4700 companies, state bodies and unions. This includes:

  • managing the pensions of 8 of the 10 biggest Irish companies.
  • 9 of the 10 biggest US company pensions are with Irish Life for their Irish employees pensions

Pension payments

In 2014 we paid out over €25 million each month to people in retirement.


We have over 300,000 pre-retirement pension customers in Ireland.

2. Innovative fund offering - Irish Life MAPS

We offer an innovative range of investment funds called Irish Life MAPS - a range of five multi-asset portfolio funds from careful to very adventurous


Each Irish Life MAP fund uses the innovative Dynamic Share to Cash (DSC) model.


Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) now take care of over €8 Billion of investments in total using their multi-asset portfolio strategies.

3. Multi-Award winning Investment Manager

Irish Life's investment managers are Multi-Award winners, recognized internationally for their expertise, innovation and track record:

2014 European Pension Award Winners

  • Best Equity and Best Passive Manager Awards
  • Only European Investment Manager to win two awards

Investment Manager of the Year

Irish Life’s investment manager won the Investment Manager of the Year award 4 out of the last 5 years– Irish Pension Awards 2013-2016.

€65 Billion Assets

Manage over €65 billion of assets for thousands of people across Ireland.

4. Making things easy for you


With many of our plans you can easily take a payment break or increase/ decrease your payments to suit your needs.

My Irishlife.ie Account

An Irishlife.ie account gives you 24/7 access to all your pension plan details, fund factsheets, fund performance and payment details in one place.

5. You're in good hands


Over 75 years protecting families in Ireland


Taking care of over 1 million customers.

Financial Rating

Irish Life is rated AA by Fitch (March 2017).

Great-West Lifeco

Part of the Great-West Lifeco group of companies, one of the world’s leading life assurance organisations.

This information is correct as at 1st April 2017 unless otherwise stated.

Warning: If you invest in this product you may lose some or all of the money you invest.

Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.

Warning: Certain funds may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.