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Irish pension schemes reduce risk by moving away from equities

A new Mercer survey found equity allocation has fallen to 36% from 40% in 2014

18th July, 2016
Irish pension funds now have 36 per cent of their assets in equities

The 2016 Asset Allocation Survey report by global consultants Mercer, which gathered investment information from 1,100 institutional investors in 14 European countries, found they had increased their allocations to bonds and alternative assets.

“It is encouraging to see Irish pension schemes focus on strategic risk management and respond to increased market uncertainty by continuing to reduce their equity allocations," Mercer partner Paul Kenny said. “Equities remain an important part of pension schemes’ portfolios but high allocations are too...

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