The current coalition parties in government have been praised for their management of the economy and public finances during the recession, pushing through difficult reforms and implementing a successful growth strategy attracting foreign direct investment. In this focus article, Chief Economist Conall Mac Coille looks at what issues need to be addressed if we are to have an economy fit for the 21st century.
Robbie Kelleher, Senior Investment Strategist at Davy, interviewed David Farrell, Professor of Politics at University College Dublin, to get his views on the political landscape in Ireland and an insight into his thoughts on the next general election.
The recent equity market sell-off and heightened volatility have led investors to question their allocations to equities. Eoin Corcoran, Head of Portfolio Construction, looks at the long-term evidence of this and offers some recommendations for investors.
The collapse of the Chinese stock market over the summer has unnerved investors. David Hillery, Investment Strategist, looks at the background to the crash, whether it's a sign of worse things to come and what it means for the rest of the world.
Long/short equity funds have an impressive track record, beating equity markets over the long run and protecting investors through volatile markets. However, over the last few years, returns from these hedge funds have been less favourable. Michael MacGrath, Senior Analyst, Global Investment Selection, looks at whether investors should consider rethinking investing in this asset class.
For many businesses and families, thinking long-term involves considering the safest and most sensible ways to pass on wealth to children. In this article, Deirdre Lyons, Tax & Financial Planning Strategist, looks at different options of good-practice succession planning.
It’s easy to forget the main lesson the crisis has taught us: ‘plan for the best, prepare for the worst’. In this article, Declan Hanley, Head of Financial Planning, considers some of the steps you can take so that you and your family are better placed to meet financial challenges.
Today’s children represent a chance to inspire opportunity and growth for everyone.
The recent recovery in the property market, together with a very restrictive inheritance tax regime, have raised concerns for many parents on how to pass on their properties to their children without burdening them with a big inheritance tax bill. In this article, Martin Kennedy, Financial Planning Consultant, explains how to prepare the most tax-efficient estate plan possible.
Budget 2014 introduced changes to the maximum allowable pension fund at retirement and reduced the Standard Fund Threshold to €2m. In this article, Colm Power, Senior Financial Planning Manager, looks at the most effective strategies that we have implemented for clients who have been impacted by these changes.