Budget 2023 Summary & Main Points.
Today, Paschal Donohoe TD (Minister for Finance) and Michael McGrath TD (Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform) delivered the Budget for 2023 to the Dáil. See key points summarized below or download here
Defined Benefit Pension Schemes Stick or Twist??
Defined Benefit (DB) Pension schemes are fast becoming a foot note in the financial history books. Once considered the Rolls Royce of pensions, over the past 25 years the number of DB schemes has dwindled from over 22,000 back in 1996 to a little over 600 today. Of the schemes still in force, 75% are …
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Structured Product Investments – An integral part of the Portfolio Asset Allocation and Diversification story
In this article, we take a detailed look at a non-traditional investment strategy – Structured Products; What are Structured Products? Is there a market for Structured Products? Is there a coherent investment rationale for such products? Should Structured Products form part of an investor’s portfolio asset allocation? Read the full article below or you can …
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Households saved an extra €15bn in the last year*
Households have spent the last year saving more and paying down debt. HOUSEHOLDS where people have been able to work from home are saving so much that a new record has been reached for funds in banks and credit unions. Households in this country saved an additional €15bn in the year to April in response …
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Is it Time to Take a Look at your Investment Portfolio?
Households have spent the last year saving more and paying down debt. As the 2020 market rollercoaster continues it is really important for long-term investors not to trade on emotions; Sticking to your goals and objectives and staying invested, whilst challenging in these uncertain times, is now more important than ever. Of critical importance also …
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Seaspray launches wealth division led by ex-BoI Private Banking staff
Seaspray Financial, the asset management firm founded by former Dolmen Stockbrokers chief Paul McGowan, has launched a Private division led by former Bank of Ireland (BoI) Private Banking executives. Seaspray Private wealth management already has about 150 clients with at least €500,000 to invest – much of it recently committed to structured products designed to …
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