Irish Pensions Awards 2020

Corporate Business takes home the award of Excellence in DC at the Irish Pensions Awards 2020.

This category looked at all areas of DC and Corporate Business were chosen “as an entry that stood out from the others.” The announcement outlined the areas of expertise across our leading edge technology, dynamic investment solutions, market-leading administration, innovative approach to lifestyling and a focus on the member experience as well as overall financial wellness. We’re so proud to win such a prestigious award.

Keeping the focus on the member experience is a winning formula

Irish Life Corporate Business is Ireland's leading group pension provider. Every year we pay out more pension benefits to Irish people than anyone else, apart from the State. We believe that our innovative and competitive product range supports our vision of “Bigger thinking. Better futures”. We constantly review and re-evaluate how we do things in order to provide the best possible service on any of our group schemes.

Being held to high standards is the norm in Irish Life. While our customers are the ultimate judge of how we are performing, being put to the test against our colleagues across the pension industry and coming up trumps is something to be celebrated.

The judges described our Corporate Business team as excelling in all areas of DC and highlighted “leading edge technology, dynamic investment solutions, its market leading administration, its innovative approach to life styling and a focus on the member experience as well as overall financial wellness…”

Oisin O’Shaughnessy, MD of Irish Life Corporate Business said: “‘We are delighted to have such a strong recognition of our services and supports that we offer to our Defined Contribution (DC) customers. We have invested heavily in our DC offering and will continue to do so into the future. This investment, along with the expertise of our staff, will continue to deliver on our commitment to customers to have the best solutions in place to help our DC members build for their futures. In the judge’s comments, they described Irish Life Corporate Business as ‘a worthy winner in a competitive space’ – a description which we will continue to live up to.”

Irish Life picked up a number of other awards with Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) named Investment Manager of the Year at the event; it was the sixth time in the last eight years that ILIM had received the Investment Manager of the Year award. In addition, Setanta Asset Management, an independent investment management firm owned by Irish Life, was named Equities Manager of the Year, for the third year in a row and the eighth time in nine years.


The judges of the Irish Pension Awards 2020 were drawn from across Ireland’s financial services sphere to include pension providers, industry bodies, consultants, financial services and representatives from various Irish pension and financial associations.

Now in their 9th successful year, the Awards continue to go from strength to strength, giving well-deserved recognition to those pension funds, pension providers, advisers and pension professionals who strive to maintain the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in everything they do, despite the challenging economic and political landscape they find themselves operating in.

We are delighted that the Irish Life commitment to those high standards of excellence and professionalism have been recognised and share this award with every member of the Corporate Business team.