They say that all good things come to an end, and the Irish property market is no exception as positive growth in this sector has until 2018 before the tide begins to turn, once again. That’s according to chief economist with Irish Life Investment Managers, Lenny McLoughlin, who was speaking at the City Life [...]

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The news of Euan Munro’s sudden departure from Standard Life (as manager of their much lauded GARS fund) over a year ago made all the major papers. It even made this blog.  The designer in chief of the newest, most complicated, “potential cure to all ills” fund was leaving the Scottish investment firm and heading [...]

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Pat O'Dwyer

Gentlemen prefer Bonds

By: Pat O'Dwyer

Avid readers of this blog will remember this subject line from a couple of years ago, when we looked at the characteristics of bond investing and the somewhat more predictable nature of their returns. The quote is attributed to the well known U.S. banker from the early 1900s, Andrew Mellon. He was secretary for the [...]

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The modern financial planner who utilises technology truly becomes the trusted confidante when it comes to forecasting and modelling future financial “what if” scenarios.  Such planning is only possible with the vastly increased computing power available now. We have embraced the opportunities that greater use of technology brings to our customers and are delighted to announce [...]

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After such a run in stock markets, such a bounce in property markets and such a decade long rise in bonds now is a useful time to take, ahem, stock. Whether it’s your child’s savings plan, your investments or your pension, you more than likely have somewhere between some and significant exposure to the above [...]

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