Zurich Life Blog

A round up of all the latest news, views, commentary and analysis on the insurance, pensions and investment industry.

Timing the markets and getting a forecast of the economy exactly right is an elusive concept. Therefore, holding a diversified range of assets that move in different directions depending on market conditions can be helpful to investors.

The effects of January stimulus cheques began to be felt as US retail sales blew expectations out of the water. The 5.3% reading was higher than expected by any of the 68 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Ian Slattery reports.

­­Equities finished the week in positive territory as strong earnings and the prospects for US fiscal stimulus buoyed markets. Ian Slattery reports.

Share the love this Valentine’s Day and do something for the planet by planting trees in the Zurich Forest

Cool Planet Experience is more than just a visitor centre, and now with funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, a digital climate action programme targeting school children gets the green light. 

NUIG’s ‘Bridging Worlds - New Learning Spaces for New Times’ project addresses the need to establish a strong and sustainable interface for learning. Being awarded funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, enables this project to bridge that gap between formal and non-formal learning. 
Energy stocks led US markets higher last week as the oil price sustained its strong start to the year. Ian Slattery reports.
Cork International Film Festival’s ‘Intinn’ is a film and mental health programme for secondary school students. Funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, sees delivery of the online programme nationwide.
Equities fell the most in three months as the US market posted its worst day since October last Wednesday. Ian Slattery reports.

Barnardos is a leading provider of frontline services to children and their families. Being awarded funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, enables the organisation to continue to support children and parents during the pandemic.