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Self-Administered ARFs - Protection Against Bomb Out Risk

In our latest vlog, ITC's Eoin Hassett will take you through self-administered ARFs and how they can be of benefit to your clients.   The views expressed in this video are based on our current (as of July 2019) understanding of pensions law and…

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How the Client App is Changing Property Investments

Many ITC scheme investors and their advisors favour investment in property. Here are some of the reasons why:For many property is a well understood asset class compared to, say, equities. From owning or renting property personally, investors may have an understanding of…

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International Pensions Part II

In the second part of our series of international pension vlogs, ITC'S Eoin Hassett will be looking at 3 case studies covering UK pension schemes, their pension fund threshold and Irish scheme transfers to Malta.  The views expressed in this video are based…

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The Fallout from IORP II and QROPS

The ongoing uncertainties with IORP II and Brexit provided two hot topics for our most recent webinar, ITC Property Pre & Post IORP II and QROPS. Due to the high demand of registrants, we held two sessions on Wed, 1st May, which were presented by ITC’s Eoin Hassett and…

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Pension Investment in Private Companies

Self -administered pension holders and their financial advisors often look for a different type of investment, one which provides a different risk profile and level of return. Investment in private companies is an opportunity that can be considered.Currently, there are…

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Death Before Retirement

In our latest vlog, ITC’s Sean McLoughlin discusses what happens to a pension when a scheme member dies before retirement. The views expressed in this video are based on our current (as of October 2018) understanding of pensions law and Revenue practice, which…

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Pension Asset Security

Do you ever ask yourself, how safe are my pension assets? Or what would happen if my pension provider were to get into trouble?In this vlog our Business Development Manager, Stephen Dooley, will take you through the risks associated with pension scheme security and how…

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The Pension Property Process

In our latest vlog, ITC Business Development Executive Eve Nolan, will take you through the ins and outs of purchasing a property through your pension.  The views expressed in this video are based on ITC’s current understanding of pensions law and Revenue…

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Roadmap for Pensions Reform (III) - It Could Be Really Simple

The main reason for complexity of Irish pensions is that there are too many different types of vehicles in place. Do you know your OPS from your BOB or your ARF from your PRSA? There are 13 to 15 different such vehicles in the Irish system. We need one or two. How can that be…

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Roadmap for Pensions Reform (II) - Don’t Roll Over, Just Yet!

As the Department of Social Protection and the Pensions Authority have been reminded many times, most recently at the consultation on pensions simplification in 2015, nobody in the pensions industry believes that yet another structure is needed to accommodate mandatory…

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