Risky investment: Significant fluctuations in returns contribute to a high level of volatility

The Irish Pension Funding industry is relatively immature compared with those in other OECD countries. Additionally, the proportion of the workforce enrolled in some form of pension scheme is low. The industry has struggled over the past few years owing to poor investment returns. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.3% over the five years through 2019.Changing consumer preferences have induced a continued shift in demand from defined benefit (DB) schemes to defined contribution (DC) schemes over the past five years. Regulatory changes relating to reserve requirements for DB schemes and increased statistical reporting have increased compliance costs for firms during the period and slightly reduced investment returns...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Weak investment returns have been detrimental to the industry's performance over the past five years
  • Industry revenue is extremely volatile due to the intrinsic instability of financial markets
  • The introduction of automatic pension enrolment is set to significantly increase revenue and AUM
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Pension schemes are not physical entities and so do not have specific geographical locations. Occupational pensions schemes are, however, generally run from business offices. The distribution of these offices is highly correlated with the location of business operations throughout Ireland.Large firms and corporate entities will usually have head offices in Dublin. The region will therefore have a higher number of pension operations as operators in the region can benefit from a high level of demand. In 2019, Dublin is expected to account for 27.6% of industry establishments. Similarly, the South-West also has a large proportion of establishments as it is home to the city of Cork. The South-West is expected to account for 14.5% of industry establishments during the year...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pension Funding Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pension Funding Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as MSCI World Index and ISEQ Index in the Pension Funding industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pension Funding in Ireland Industry?

    The Pension Funding industry provides retirement benefits for people no longer earning an income. The industry includes both occupational and personal pension schemes. State pensions are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Equities
  • Fixed-income assets
  • Real estate assets
  • Cash and deposits
  • Alternative assets
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating occupational pension schemes
  • Operating personal pension schemes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • MSCI World Index
  • ISEQ Index
  • National unemployment rate
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Gross household savings rate

  • Current Performance
    Industry compositionVolatile performanceRegulatory changesAssets under management
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Automatic enrolmentRegulatory requirementsSlowly maturing
  • Table: Pension Funding Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pension Funding Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fund Management Activities in Ireland
  • Insurance in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Equities
  • Fixed-income assets
  • Alternative assets
  • Cash and deposits
  • Real estate assets
  • Chart: Pension Funding Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Public occupational defined benefit schemes
  • Private occupational defined benefit schemes
  • Private occupational defined contribution schemes
  • Personal pension schemes
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pension Funding Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pension Funding

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pension Funding Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bank of Ireland Group plc,
  • Table: Bank of Ireland Group plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pension Funding Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pension Funding Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Total Assets (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Total Liabilities (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Assets Under Management (Aum)
  • The total value of assets held by a given person, firm or industry.
  • Fair Value
  • The value obtained for assets when traded on common market places.
  • Fintech
  • Stands for financial technology. Technology that supports the operations of the financial sector, usually through automation.
  • Liquidity
  • The ease and speed at which an asset can be bought or sold.
  • Pension Liabilities
  • Traditionally liabilities are equal to the difference between obligations and assets. For this report however, liabilities refer to the total DB pension obligations plus assets of DC pension schemes.
  • Retail Investor
  • Individual investors with limited financial experience that purchases assets for person accounts and uses.
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