What is Thematic Investing?

July 20, 2021

Thematic investing seeks to capture trends playing out in the world around us. It gives investors access to the emerging technologies which shape the ways we work, communicate and travel. […]

Cyber-security – the next big investment opportunity?

July 6, 2021

In the US, the SolarWinds crisis and the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline helped concentrate minds about defeating criminal hackers. The advanced cyberattack was attributed to DarkSide, a ransomware gang which […]

Housing and Nursing Homes in Ireland, 2021

June 22, 2021

Mortgage drawdowns in Q1 2021 reached their strongest levels since 2007 according to published data from the Banking and Payments Federation. The strong demand, together with the depleted outlook for […]

Must I take out life cover for my mortgage?

May 25, 2021

The Consumer Credit Act, 1995 requires borrowers to take out a life assurance policy to cover repayment of the outstanding mortgage on the death of the borrower. This requirement only […]

Life and Serious Illness Claims 2020

May 25, 2021

This is the time when Life Insurers report on their claims experience for the previous year. In 2020, there was a 15% reduction in death claims compared to 2019. Insurers […]