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Irish Life
Irish Life the largest life and pensions group and fund manager in Ireland, employing 2,000 people and servicing one million customers.
Irish Life Investment Managers
Managing assets in excess 39bn, ILIM manages money on behalf of multinational corporations, charities and domestics.

News - Irish Life Corporate Business

Posted on February 02, 2022

With effect from 1 January 2022 the Pensions Authority fees for members have increased. 

Posted on January 17, 2022

The Finance Act 2021 which was signed into law in December 2021 and brings a number of changes to benefit options for retirees in 2022. 

Posted on January 14, 2022

We have concluded our 2021 review and are pleased to advise that we have decided to leave the standard member contract charge unchanged for 2022.

Posted on December 23, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Irish Life Staff Charities donated an incredible total of €414,000 to two Irish charities.

The funds were raised throughout 2021 by employees through various fundraising initiatives undertaken and the amount was then matched by Irish Life to reach this final total. 

Posted on November 19, 2021

We are delighted to share the news that Irish Life Corporate Business is a winner at the Irish Pension Awards 2021!

We were absolutely thrilled to retain the Excellence in DC Award, and are so proud of all the amazing people across the business that made this possible. This back to back win is a direct result of the ambition, expertise and dedication we have as a team.

Posted on September 15, 2021

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) are committed to sustainability in pension investment and are leaders in Responsible Investment in Ireland. ILIM’s approach of exclusions, integration and engagement is making the difference today to deliver a better, more sustainable tomorrow.

What is new?

We understand that you want to see measures and metrics to help understand how the ILIM investment strategies are rated within an ESG context. To address this, a lot of work has been done in the background to update the fund factsheets with ESG relevant information to keep you and pension plan members informed how their funds meet Responsible Investment criteria.

So you, our clients and the pension plan members, know their money is working hard for them to create and preserve long-term investment growth and also build a more sustainable future for all of us.

Posted on August 03, 2021

What is IORP II?

IORP II is an EU directive that sets new pensions standards to be passed into law by each EU member state. In the Republic of Ireland, IORP II legislation was introduced on April 27, 2021.           

On July 22, 2021 the Pensions Authority published their draft code of practice, which outlines the minimum standards required for trustees of occupational pension plans and trust RACs to meet the new regulations. The draft code will be open for public consultation for 8 weeks until September 16, 2021 and the Authority has invited any relevant stakeholders to submit their views on it in the interim. The final code will be published in the week of November 15, 2021.  

There are 5 key pillars of the Pension Authority’s draft code of practice for trustees of *DC plans, which we’ve summarised below.

Posted on May 31, 2021

The Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) believe in building a more sustainable future for us all. Investing money in a responsible way helps make that a reality and is more likely to create and preserve long-term investment growth. ILIM invest in companies that manage their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks better and believe you can grow your investment fund and do good at the same time.

ILIM have now published the "Responsible Investment Review for 2020.

Posted on May 14, 2021

Where the recent transposition of the legislation gave some element of assurance after such a long period of anticipation, the Pension Authority’s release gave further clarity on 13 May 2021- in particular around the timelines for compliance - and the sense that there is definite forward momentum.  

A long build up, like the one we’ve seen with IORP II can lead to widespread uncertainty, which can impact the ability of plan sponsors and trustees to fully prepare and plan for the significant change that is coming.

After the Pension’s Authority release late last week plan sponsors and trustees have a much more tangible timeline to work towards now and, though there are still some key elements that remain somewhat unclear, what is very clear and certain is this: the time to start preparing for the changes ahead is now.  

Posted on April 28, 2021

Regulations have been published this week by Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, to transpose the EU IORP II Directive into Irish legislation. These regulations introduce higher standards for pension scheme governance. The regulations will apply to all company pension schemes, but there are different timelines depending on the size of a scheme.