Have You Got A Self-Administered ARF with Cash on Deposit?

Have You Got A Self-Administered ARF with Cash on Deposit? Most Business Owners with Self-Administered ARFs set them up originally to purchase property in their Approved Retirement Funds. These Property based ARFs have done quite well over the past decade but are now facing two big challenges: Many investors are now beginning to think that we are getting towards the end of the current property cycle and continued investment in property is looking less attractive You have Cash on Deposit …

How should I invest my Approved Retirement Fund?

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Choosing a suitable ARF Fund in which to invest your retirement fund can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Believe or not choosing an investment fund or strategy over the past decade has been quite easy as pretty much any ARF or investment fund you picked would have made some kind of positive return for you. However, we are entering a new phase in 2021 and beyond, and investment decisions will become more problematic for many reasons. …

How Do I Protect My Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) During Periods of Stock Market Volatility?

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How Do I Protect My Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) During Periods of Stock Market Volatility? When you accessed your Pension, and after you got your tax-free lump sum, you will in most cases have set up an Approved Retirement Fund (ARF). This ARF is the fund that you will draw your yearly income from in retirement.  ARF funds are essentially investment funds with some exposure to stock markets, and by extension financial market volatility. This leaves many ARF holders worried …

Accessing My Pension – Annuity or Approved Retirement Fund?

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Accessing your Private Pension can be a daunting experience. You will have the option of taking at least 25% of the value of your Pension fund as a tax free cash lump sum. However, there are important decisions to be make when it comes to deciding on how best to use the remaining 75% of the pension fund. It’s crucial you understand what these options are and the long term implication of your decisions. You will have the option of: …

When Can I Access My Private Pension Fund?

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When Can I Access My Private Pension Fund? The financial impact of the Coronavirus is being felt my almost everybody in society at the moment. As cashflow tightens and business owners and employees assess their own finances, we have seen an increase in enquiries from people looking to access their Pension. What are the rules? There are very strict Revenue rules regarding when and how you can access your private pension fund. These rules relate to your age, employment circumstances, …

I am 65 years, retiring soon and about to access my pension – What options are available to me?

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I am 65 years, retiring soon and about to access my pension – What options are available to me? When you access your pension and after getting your lump sum you will invariably be asked to choose what you wish to do with the balance of the fund. Your options at this point are typically: Purchase an Annuity or Invest in an ARF / AMRF It can be very difficult to choose between these two options. Let’s consider the pros …

Investment Market Update 23rd April 2018

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Investment Market Update 23rd April – Markets in Numbers  Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,491 0.24% 4.3% 4.3% 0.4% 4.9% Ireland 6,828 0.66% 4.1% 4.1% -1.9% 3.4% UK 7,368 0.54% 4.7% 4.7% -2.8% 7.7% France 5,405 0.43% 5.0% 5.0% 2.3% 9.9% Germany 12,523 -0.21% 3.7% 3.7% -2.9% 4.3% MSCI World 2,100 -0.76% 1.8% 1.8% 0.6% 16.5% S&P 500 2,670 …

Investment Market Update 16th April 2018

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Investment Market Update 16th April 2018 – Market in Numbers Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,447 0.71% 2.7% 2.7% -1.2% 2.5% Ireland 6,641 1.24% 1.0% 1.0% -4.7% 0.1% UK 7,258 0.08% 3.0% 3.0% -4.4% 2.7% France 5,317 0.59% 2.7% 2.7% 0.2% 7.2% Germany 12,458 0.98% 2.6% 2.6% -3.9% 2.1% MSCI World 2,091 0.41% 1.3% 1.3% 0.1% 16.2% S&P 500 …

Investment Market update 10th April 2018

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Investment Market update 10th April 2018 .MARKETS IN NUMBERS  Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,418 -0.44% 1.6% 1.6% -2.2% 0.8% Ireland 6,632 -0.61% 0.6% 0.6% -5.1% 0.7% UK 7,184 -0.22% 1.9% 1.9% -5.4% 2.3% France 5,269 -0.35% 1.8% 1.8% -0.8% 5.8% Germany 12,310 -0.52% 1.2% 1.2% -5.2% 0.1% MSCI World 2,053 -1.31% -0.6% -0.6% -1.8% 13.9% S&P 500 2,604 …

Investment Market Update 3rd April 2018

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Investment Market Update 3rd April 2018 – Markets in Numbers Equity Markets (Local) Level 1 Day % Month to Quarter to Year to  1 Year Date % Date % Date % Ago % Euro Stoxx 50 3,341 0.91% -2.1% -3.7% -3.7% -1.0% Ireland 6,594 0.68% -0.7% -5.7% -5.7% 0.5% UK 7,057 0.22% -2.0% -7.2% -7.2% 0.2% France 5,144 0.72% -2.7% -2.5% -2.5% 3.9% Germany 12,000 1.31% -2.7% -6.4% -6.4% -1.8% MSCI World 2,039 -1.37% -1.4% -1.4% -2.5% 12.6% S&P 500 …