At their heart, pensions are simple. Save now, spend later. Unfortunately, the who, what, when, where, why and how are not so simple. We can help you see past the complexities, the jargon, the sometimes overwhelming range of options, and ensure that your pension scheme does the simple stuff well.
In particular, we are passionate about making Defined Contribution pension schemes work better, for both the trustees and their members. We would love to help you love your pension scheme.
Many conversations about pensions tend to focus on which funds are performing well, or poorly, and why. However, if your pension scheme is not following a suitable investment strategy, this is akin to focusing on your mode of transport without regard to your destination. With our help, you can get where you want to go.
Did you know that if a pension scheme is in breach of any of a number of Pensions Act requirements, the trustees of that scheme are personally liable for on the spot fines of €2,000 – each? Our governance review will highlight any areas where you could be vulnerable, allowing you and your pensions advisor to rectify the problem quickly.
We also offer independent oversight of implemented/fiduciary consulting arrangements, as well as a peer-review service.
Whether you want to know what products are available for your pension scheme, what is going on in the pensions market, how an area of investing operates, or anything else pensions or investment related, we can help. We have previously investigated: how big pension schemes are investing their money; what lifestyle products are available to Irish defined contribution schemes and how do they compare; and the size and breakdown of the entire Irish pension fund market, among other topics.