Metis Ireland Co Founder and Director Carl Widger attended the Zurich Life Investment Seminar in the Savoy Hotel on 22nd March.
The first speaker Niall Fitzgerald (Zurich Life’s Pensions Director) gave an update on several technical issues affecting pension plans and in particular issues affecting employers who contribute to pension plans for employees. It is very important that you get independent financial advice if you are an employer as there are a number of obligations you must meet regarding pension provision for your staff.
The second speaker was Richard Temperley who gave an excellent investment update. One interesting fact that Richard gave was that assuming the current equity market bull run lasts beyond April 20th 2016, it will then be the second longest bull run EVER! So don’t be surprised if there’s volatility ahead and make sure you have a diversified portfolio and a long term investment strategy in place.