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Pensions & Investments Insights

Davy Asset Management produces regular pension and investment outlook publications which can be read and downloaded below.
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Equity Income Investing in Volatile Times

The Davy Asset Management Global Equity Income Fund has produced strong returns over the past two years. This performance was driven by our investment process, which is focused on identifying high-quality companies that generate cash flow from their operations and pay dividends consistently through time.

Investing Insights February 2017
BY Mark Seavers
BY Davan Byrne
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Finance Act implications –Vested PRSA vs ARF

The Finance Act 2016 was signed into law on Christmas Day and introduced clarification primarily for Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA) investors as to exactly what happens when the PRSA holder attains age 75.

Investing Insights January 2017
BY Pat Ryan
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Davy Defensive Equity Income Fund 5-Year Anniversary

On 30th September 30th 2016, the Davy Defensive Equity Income Fund (the Fund) marked its fifth anniversary, a significant milestone.The Fund has provided downside protection with an impressive return of 52.7% over the past five years. The strong performance can be attributed to diligent and prudent management as well as a consistent application of our investment philosophy and process.

Investing Insights October 2016
BY Mark Seavers
BY Davan Byrne
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Meet the Manager

In this series of “Meet the Manager” Tim Kelly (TK), Business Development Associate Director at Davy Asset Management, interviews Jeremy Humphries (JH), Fund Manager on the Davy Discovery Fund (the Fund).

Investing Insights October 2016
BY Tim Kelly
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US Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform has emerged as one of the main talking points in the upcoming US presidential elections. The campaign trail has been filled with election promises and criticisms of previous policies. In this article Brian Kennedy, a member of the Davy Asset Management Global Equity Investment team and co-manager on the Davy Ethical Equity Fund, outlines his view on potential healthcare reforms.

Investing Insights October 2016
BY Brian Kennedy
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The rapid adoption of new technologies has resulted in profound systemic change. This, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” is impacting industries and business models in various ways. In this latest insight Jonty Starbuck, Fund Manager, for the Global Brands Fund, looks at how global companies are adapting to this current period of transformation.

Market Update July 2016
BY Jonty Starbuck
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ARF Options: The Rules Have Changed

The minister for finance has extended ARF options to all Buy-Out Bond holders, opening the door for better retirement planning. In this article Pat Ryan, Head of Retirement Solutions, examines the implications for advisers of the extension of the Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) options to all buy-out bond holders.

Market Update July 2016
BY Pat Ryan
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Growth in a Low-Growth Environment

The outperformance of small and mid-cap (SMID) stocks relative to their large-cap peers is a much debated anomaly but the evidence is clear over the long term. SMID stocks have outperformed large caps by an impressive by 114% since 2000.

Market Update April 2016
BY Chantal A. Brennan
BY Jeremy Humphries
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NIRP: What Does it Mean?

Since he promised to do “whatever it takes” to save the Eurozone in 2012, nobody could accuse ECB President Mario Draghi of lacking endeavour. The same could also be said of the other main central banks who have pushed the boundaries of unconventional policy further than most had ever expected. But, have they gone too far with their latest innovation – a Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP)?

Market Update April 2016
BY Mark Seavers
BY Oliver Sinnott
BY Davan Byrne
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Pensions Inc

The new Companies Act introduced in 2015 makes it easier and less cumbersome for business owners to run their business through a limited or unlimited company structure. One of the major and sometimes overlooked benefits of running your business via a company is the ability to convert significant pre-tax trading profits into personally owned retirement assets through company contributions rather than personal pension contributions.

Market Update April 2016
BY Pat Ryan