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  • Pensions - Personal Fund Threshold (PFT) | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    releases Publications RSS feeds Careers Experienced careers Student careers Executive search Ireland International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites DC Trustee Training Training which challenges thinking and stimulates new ideas for your DC Plan Read more Pension scheme governance Have you set your pension scheme governance framework Read more Outsourced Investment An Introduction to Fiduciary Management Read more Rising private health insurance costs Where to from here Read more Explore further Pensions explained Check out the latest in Irish pensions Read more Outsourced investment Selecting and monitoring a Fiduciary Manager Read more Reward trends 2015 Read more How can we help Pensions are impacting every aspect of corporate life Employers want to regain control and manage costs and risks while trustees must be seen to act independently Solutions to today s pension challenges need a wide ranging understanding of business Our multidisciplinary pensions team covers all areas from pensions actuarial to investment and reward Therefore whatever challenges you face we ve the experience to help

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  • Corporate pensions advice | Pensions | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    challenges in respect of their defined benefit pension schemes driven by both market and regulatory pressures We specialise in offering innovative tailor made solutions to help companies manage their pension scheme liabilities risks and ultimately costs Our solutions are tailored to each individual client s specific needs and goals whether it be Cash control Risk management Long term sustainability Balancing members benefits with sponsor goals Potential issues Increased funding costs Market pressures on both asset and liability valuations Deterioration of accounting position Funding proposal constraints Introduction of the Risk Reserve requirement Introduction and continuation of the Pensions Levy Increasing state pension age Change in the wind up priority order Reduction to revenue limits for members benefits Investment de risking How can we help Ongoing active liability management this can help to streamline liabilities remove unnecessary risk and reduce the accumulation of risks over time Once off member incentive exercises by creating alternative retirement benefit solutions we can help you reduce the size of a scheme s balance sheet liability and the future volatility associated with it This results in a win win for all Pension scheme design alterations often making some small alterations to your pension scheme can mean significant

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  • Personal wealth and retirement planning | Pensions | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    investment markets and changing Government Taxation and Pension Policy the need for independent financial advice has never been greater With the recent further reduction to the Standard Fund Threshold estimated to impact circa 30 000 individuals individuals now need to take stock of existing wealth accumulation plans to ensure they remain optimal Potential issues The last 5 years has seen a change within the wealth management area and individuals need to re assess how best to navigate this new and challenging environment Some of the issues you might be facing include Increasing taxes on asset growth Low interest rates and volatile equity markets Reduced appetite for future investments due to recent memories of stock market falls Removal of deposit guarantees and restructuring of Government saving products which reduce potential returns More and more investments are being marketed as suitable for retirement provision Continued scepticism in the marketplace How can we help The current market poses key challenges in the efficient management and protection of both pension and wider personal assets Now more than ever it is critical to take a holistic view of your personal assets and as Ireland s leading tax and advisory business we can provide the full breadth of financial advice required by you Our role is to act as your adviser and partner with you to Provide independent advice Consider your overall wealth accumulation strategy building on our tax pension and investment expertise Review existing arrangements Evaluate future opportunities Help you create and manage an appropriate asset investment strategy Support your interactions with asset managers to ensure each aspect of your plans fit within the bigger picture of your asset accumulation strategy Our involvement ensures a consistency of approach during the various stages of your broader wealth management strategy ultimately driven by your personal goals and

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  • Investment consulting services | Pensions | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    be a key factor in the achievement of your long term goals For all types of investor risk is key whether for a Defined Benefit DB Plan sponsor looking to manage corporate exposures a Defined Contribution DC Trustee selecting suitable fund choices for members or a retiring individual considering how best to generate income for life The world of investments can be complex and ever changing advice can be confusing and the constant barrage of information can create more confusion than it solves The key to successful investing is to understand your needs create and implement a clear plan of action and revisit it in light of experience Potential issues DB challenges balancing the regulatory requirement for de risking but still focusing on growth DC scheme investment identifying the optimal structure to encourage active engagement with an investment strategy Outsourced investment evaluating the opportunity and monitoring implementation and provider performance Charity investors investing for income in an environment of low deposit rates Individuals ensuring investment strategy satisfies both their personal goals and risk tolerance How can we help Investment strategy development We set and monitor investment strategy for DB schemes taking into account funding proposals and long term sponsor trustee goals for the scheme By introducing strategy improvements and carrying out liability management exercises we have helped schemes to improve their funding levels while reducing their risk profile Fund selection advice We assist DC trustees and sponsors to get the most out of their pension arrangements We do this by advising on investment fund selection default strategy and member engagement and communication strategies Our assistance has helped DC schemes to achieve better outcomes by aligning investment choice with the profile of their membership Outsourced investment We work with both DB and DC trustees to evaluate the opportunity presented by outsourced

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  • Healthcare consulting | Pensions | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Healthcare consulting As the private health insurance market ages premiums have seen a 243 increase in the past 12 years In response to this Employers will need to continue to innovate to ensure they are providing employees with a valuable benefit while controlling ever increasing costs The continued escalation in private medical insurance costs along with the reduction in tax relief available on health insurance premiums paid means employers are reviewing their current health insurance offering As the cost of health insurance draws more attention employers are increasingly looking to move their focus to illness prevention measures and wellness programs Potential issues Increasingly significant annual ad hoc costs Budget changes to tax relief on health insurance Increased administration burden for HR staff at annual renewal stages Lack of clarity on the benefits provided by different health insurance schemes there are over 290 health insurance plans available on the market Lack of appreciation by staff of the costs incurred by employers for health insurance Uncertainty surrounding Government policy decisions regarding the future of healthcare in Ireland How can we help We help companies to make their private health insurance benefits work for their business and for their employees Our support is focused on providing assistance in the three areas causing most concern to companies cost certainty administrative burden and employee appreciation Our services include Review of current healthcare policies Design and execution of your health insurance strategy meeting your objectives Implementation of staff communication policy to support the health insurance strategy adopted Review and evaluation of the renewal process adopted in organisations Implementation of a streamlined renewal process to reduce burden on your resources Benchmarking of your policy against the market Provision of timely information on

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  • Pension consulting services | Pensions | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Pension consulting services What s new Pensions Keeping it in check In an ever changing regulatory and commercial environment effective management of pension arrangements has become integral to the management of business risk We offer a progressive consultative framework to help employers and trustees manage their employee benefits in an efficient and effective manner Our multidisciplinary pensions team comprises of pensions actuarial investment reward and administration specialists together with experts in transactions corporate finance tax and legal assurance and accounting valuation and strategy structuring insolvency and credit analysis Potential issues DC design and strategy do you know where your DC scheme sits within your total reward package Effective member communications Governance and compliance both for trustees and internal functions such as payroll etc Wealth management and retirement planning How can we help We design bespoke services for each of our clients depending on their needs and resources Some of the areas where we can help are as follows DC governance review Our in depth reporting tool can help to analyse how your scheme is currently performing in areas such as investment communications administration and retirement State retirement age changes we can help you to address the many issues which have been created through the movement of the state retirement age to 66 in 2014 Trustee training We provide tailored training courses which address all of the Pensions Authority requirements but using case studies and interactive materials to give trustees a real flavour for the issues they may face Financial wellness With shrinking reward budgets many employers now want their staff fully equipped to make the best use of the resources made available to them Our financial

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  • How can we help? | Pensions | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    every aspect of corporate life Employers want to regain control and manage costs and risks while trustees must act independently in protecting the position of the pension plan as an unsecured creditor Solutions to today s pension challenges need a wide ranging understanding of business Our pensions team comprises of pensions actuarial investment reward and administration specialists together with experts in transactions corporate finance tax assurance valuation and strategy structuring insolvency and credit analysis Therefore whatever challenge you face we ve the knowledge skills and experience to help you Some of the key areas where we can help are Corporate pensions advice Employers are currently facing significant challenges with regard to pension schemes We provide tailor made solutions to help you manage your company s pension scheme liabilities risks and ultimately costs Read more Healthcare consulting We can help to make sure the private health insurance benefits you choose work for your business and for your employees Our support is focused on providing assistance in the three areas causing most concern to companies cost certainty administrative burden and employee appreciation Read more Pension consulting We design bespoke services for each of our clients depending on their needs and resources We can help provide pension consulting advice in a variety of areas such as defined contribution reviews trustee training advice on the State retirement age changes and the financial wellness packages you provide to your employees Read more Personal wealth and retirement planning Our wealth management services help you make sense of your current retirement arrangement create a plan for the future and choose the investment products most suited to you throughout the various stages of your financial life cycle Read more Investment consulting The investment strategy you implement will be a key factor in the achievement of your long term

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  • Publications | Human resource services | PwC Ireland | Services
    January 2015 Global Equity Legislative update January 2015 newsletter addressing recent tax and legal changes that apply to stock plans in various jurisdictions January 2015 Immigration Incentives to attract key ICT skills to Ireland The plan provides for a number of strategic priorities including the promotion of Ireland as a centre for high level ICT skills by easing the administrative burden around immigration Human Resources Services March 2014 Infographic Saratoga Human Capital Benchmarking Study November 2013 If you get analytics you get people When making human capital decisions it s essential to have the right information to maintain a competitive edge Do you really know how much your people contribute to the success of your organisation We surveyed US companies covering over 25 000 full time employees FTE s over a range of industries to see how Ireland compares November 2013 Hourglass magazine issue 28 Making the most of your people September 2013 HR workforce and mobility Thought leadership publications order form May 2013 Ireland Immigration changes set to bridge skills gaps The Irish government has announced a number of changes to the current immigration system aimed at bridging the skills gaps in the ICT sector In aiming to increase the number of employment permits to issue within the ICT sector by 50 key changes include a broadening of the types of jobs qualifying for Green Cards reducing the minimum Work Permit salary threshold for certain non EEA graduates and allowing non EEA nationals already in Ireland to apply for employment permits for highly skilled occupations Further initiatives due to come on board in July 2013 include a formal process for those required to undertake short term working in Ireland and the granting of special immigration permission for those attending interview for eligible highly skilled occupations April 2013 Finding talent enhancing talent A brief overview of PwC s retained executive search practice in Ireland that works with companies across the private and public sector focussing on the higher end of the executive recruitment market In addition assistance is also provided in identifying and developing the internal talent pipeline to ensure that it is aligned with future strategic growth objectives February 2013 Immigration in Ireland What s on the horizon Following the publication of the Government s Action Plan for jobs 2013 focus will be on stimulating investment as well as creating jobs and increasing tourism and business visitors to Ireland from key overseas markets So what can we expect This bulletin explores the key immigration initiatives proposed for the coming year including a review of the employment permits regime in line with ongoing labour market needs an integrated employment permit and visa application process and new visa initiatives February 2013 DC Pension Trustee Training Course In response to requests from clients for training which challenges their thinking and stimulates discussion and new ideas PwC have developed a bespoke Trustee Training offering for individual DC Plans February 2016 Charity investment update Q1 March 2015 Ian Moynihan provides his quarterly summary on

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