Session 1

Financial Wellbeing for Women

19 Sep – Monday:
Starts 11:00 

  • What needs to change to make pensions for women fairer
  • Key considerations for women when planning their long-term financial future
Q

PAW21 - Day 1: Session information

Starting a pension

When over 900,000 Irish workers have no pension savings, it’s clear that the hardest part of pensions is making a start. This session will focus on the practical aspects of starting a pension.

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. But how to go about it? Join this session to hear how some pension savers have chosen to invest their money.

Self-directed pensions: a professional view on investment strategy

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. How would a professional investor go about it? Join this webcast to understand investment strategies from a money manager’s perspective.

Creative with money - Masterclass on personal finance for the creative sector

It's been a whirlwind 18 months for those working in the arts, creative industries, and all the professions that support it. Join this Masterclass with industry insiders and financial professionals to understand the impact of recent months on your finances and how you can respond to stabilise and improve your personal finance situation. This session will also cover budgeting, financial planning, and taking advantage of pensions as a freelancer/ self employed person.

Pensions and other essentials for parents in Ireland

Parents have many demands on their money – not to mention their time! And these busy years are also vital for your career and earnings. This session identifies key areas to prioritise, from planning your pension to protecting your family.

What happens to my pension when I go on maternity leave?

This session looks at the short-term effect of maternity leave on your pension. We’ll also touch on the longer-term financial implications of time out of the workforce, and whether career breaks should mean pension breaks.

View all session videos in our PAW library

Key Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally - as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Kim O'Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Starting a pension

Self Directed pensions – a professional.

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions - a professional view on investment strategy.

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

1 hour

Closing the gender pension gap in Ireland

There are many reasons that have led to a gender pension gap in Ireland with lower pension income for women in retirement. Women are less likely to receive supplementary pensions due to lower income work and part-time work or extended periods out of the workforce in care giving positions. Many women lose important pension contributions when on maternity, parental or other carer leave as much of this is unpaid breaks, therefore, there are no salary contributions to their pension.

It’s time that we have a frank and honest conversation on how women:

are to be compensated for the disproportionate time spent in periods of care giving providing pension equality

can access pensions without being excluded on the basis of income thresholds or minimum hourly requirements

have better simplicity in their pension scheme to ensure transparency so they may plan work, retirement and savings arrangements

Session 2

Starting a Pension

19 Sep – Monday:
Starts 13:00 
  • How much should you pay in?
  • Where should you invest it?
  • What’s the first step?
Q

PAW21 - Day 1: Session information

Starting a pension

When over 900,000 Irish workers have no pension savings, it’s clear that the hardest part of pensions is making a start. This session will focus on the practical aspects of starting a pension.

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. But how to go about it? Join this session to hear how some pension savers have chosen to invest their money.

Self-directed pensions: a professional view on investment strategy

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. How would a professional investor go about it? Join this webcast to understand investment strategies from a money manager’s perspective.

Creative with money - Masterclass on personal finance for the creative sector

It's been a whirlwind 18 months for those working in the arts, creative industries, and all the professions that support it. Join this Masterclass with industry insiders and financial professionals to understand the impact of recent months on your finances and how you can respond to stabilise and improve your personal finance situation. This session will also cover budgeting, financial planning, and taking advantage of pensions as a freelancer/ self employed person.

Pensions and other essentials for parents in Ireland

Parents have many demands on their money – not to mention their time! And these busy years are also vital for your career and earnings. This session identifies key areas to prioritise, from planning your pension to protecting your family.

What happens to my pension when I go on maternity leave?

This session looks at the short-term effect of maternity leave on your pension. We’ll also touch on the longer-term financial implications of time out of the workforce, and whether career breaks should mean pension breaks.

View all session videos in our PAW library

Key Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally - as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Kim O'Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Starting a pension

Self Directed pensions – a professional.

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions - a professional view on investment strategy.

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

30 mins

Not started a pension? Here’s how and why

Every pension journey has a beginning and deciding to start a pension plan is one of the smartest moves you can make. The good news is that it’s never too late to get on board, start your journey and take charge of your situation, regardless of where you’re at.

This session will give you all the info you need. We’ll chat about how pensions work, the different types of pensions, how much you need to retire comfortably, when you should start saving, and how to get started.

Session 3

SME Masterclass

20 Sep – Tuesday:
Starts 9:00 
  • How can your business develop a compelling wellness, employee experience, reward and retirement benefits offering?
Q

PAW21 - Day 1: Session information

Starting a pension

When over 900,000 Irish workers have no pension savings, it’s clear that the hardest part of pensions is making a start. This session will focus on the practical aspects of starting a pension.

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. But how to go about it? Join this session to hear how some pension savers have chosen to invest their money.

Self-directed pensions: a professional view on investment strategy

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. How would a professional investor go about it? Join this webcast to understand investment strategies from a money manager’s perspective.

Creative with money - Masterclass on personal finance for the creative sector

It's been a whirlwind 18 months for those working in the arts, creative industries, and all the professions that support it. Join this Masterclass with industry insiders and financial professionals to understand the impact of recent months on your finances and how you can respond to stabilise and improve your personal finance situation. This session will also cover budgeting, financial planning, and taking advantage of pensions as a freelancer/ self employed person.

Pensions and other essentials for parents in Ireland

Parents have many demands on their money – not to mention their time! And these busy years are also vital for your career and earnings. This session identifies key areas to prioritise, from planning your pension to protecting your family.

What happens to my pension when I go on maternity leave?

This session looks at the short-term effect of maternity leave on your pension. We’ll also touch on the longer-term financial implications of time out of the workforce, and whether career breaks should mean pension breaks.

View all session videos in our PAW library

Key Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally - as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Kim O'Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Starting a pension

Self Directed pensions – a professional.

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions - a professional view on investment strategy.

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

2 hours

Building the Employee Value Proposition: A Masterclass for SMEs

What does a good SME employee value proposition look like in 2022?

This event will set out a vision and practical steps for an SME EVP in 2022.

Using insights from research, recruitment, real-world, regulators, and benefits advisors, we’ll look at:

– What benefits employees really value;

– Wellness in the workplace;

– Benefits planning for senior managers and executives;

– The changing regulatory environment for SME pensions.

Session 4

Pensions & Benefits for Business Leaders

21 Sep – Wednesday:
Starts 11:00 

  • maximise business owner benefits/ tax efficiencies when it comes to pensions
  • what business leaders should be planning for
  • setting pensions in context with other workplace benefits
Q

PAW21 - Day 1: Session information

Starting a pension

When over 900,000 Irish workers have no pension savings, it’s clear that the hardest part of pensions is making a start. This session will focus on the practical aspects of starting a pension.

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. But how to go about it? Join this session to hear how some pension savers have chosen to invest their money.

Self-directed pensions: a professional view on investment strategy

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. How would a professional investor go about it? Join this webcast to understand investment strategies from a money manager’s perspective.

Creative with money - Masterclass on personal finance for the creative sector

It's been a whirlwind 18 months for those working in the arts, creative industries, and all the professions that support it. Join this Masterclass with industry insiders and financial professionals to understand the impact of recent months on your finances and how you can respond to stabilise and improve your personal finance situation. This session will also cover budgeting, financial planning, and taking advantage of pensions as a freelancer/ self employed person.

Pensions and other essentials for parents in Ireland

Parents have many demands on their money – not to mention their time! And these busy years are also vital for your career and earnings. This session identifies key areas to prioritise, from planning your pension to protecting your family.

What happens to my pension when I go on maternity leave?

This session looks at the short-term effect of maternity leave on your pension. We’ll also touch on the longer-term financial implications of time out of the workforce, and whether career breaks should mean pension breaks.

View all session videos in our PAW library

Key Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally - as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Kim O'Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Starting a pension

Self Directed pensions – a professional.

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions - a professional view on investment strategy.

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

30 min

Maximising benefits and planning for regulatory change

Directors and management of small companies and business owners have unique opportunities to use pensions as a way to extract value from a company in a highly efficient manner. What’s more, a strong pension and benefits offering is a great way to recruit, reward and retain staff. Whether you are starting from scratch, or want to improve on your existing offering, this webinar will help you get a grip on what pensions can do for your company.

Separately there has been a large number of regulatory changes within the pensions sector which are having an impact on SME’s. These include the introduction of IORPSs and reporting requirements for single member pensions, to the pending introduction of auto-enrolment.  Intended for SME’s, this session will focus on how some of the recent regulatory changes impact SME’s and what practical steps can be taken by business leaders to deal with them.

Session 5

Keeping Your Pension On Track

21 Sep – Wednesday:
Starts 13:00 

  • Investing your pension: an investment professional’s view
  • Dealing with market volatility
Q

PAW21 - Day 1: Session information

Starting a pension

When over 900,000 Irish workers have no pension savings, it’s clear that the hardest part of pensions is making a start. This session will focus on the practical aspects of starting a pension.

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. But how to go about it? Join this session to hear how some pension savers have chosen to invest their money.

Self-directed pensions: a professional view on investment strategy

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. How would a professional investor go about it? Join this webcast to understand investment strategies from a money manager’s perspective.

Creative with money - Masterclass on personal finance for the creative sector

It's been a whirlwind 18 months for those working in the arts, creative industries, and all the professions that support it. Join this Masterclass with industry insiders and financial professionals to understand the impact of recent months on your finances and how you can respond to stabilise and improve your personal finance situation. This session will also cover budgeting, financial planning, and taking advantage of pensions as a freelancer/ self employed person.

Pensions and other essentials for parents in Ireland

Parents have many demands on their money – not to mention their time! And these busy years are also vital for your career and earnings. This session identifies key areas to prioritise, from planning your pension to protecting your family.

What happens to my pension when I go on maternity leave?

This session looks at the short-term effect of maternity leave on your pension. We’ll also touch on the longer-term financial implications of time out of the workforce, and whether career breaks should mean pension breaks.

View all session videos in our PAW library

Key Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally - as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Kim O'Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Starting a pension

Self Directed pensions – a professional.

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions - a professional view on investment strategy.

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

1 hour

Mid-career and building your pension wealth?  Here’s how to get the most out of it

This year, it’s been impossible to ignore the markets. Driven by inflation, interest rates, supply-chain shortages and war, there have been significant declines in most markets – followed by a partial recovery in the summer.

This session looks at how you should invest your pension in 2022 and beyond. Which regions of the world are hot, and which are best avoided? Should you reallocate in or out of equities?  What’s the outlook for commodities and bonds?  

Whether it’s market ups and downs, new investment opportunities or new attitudes to existing investments, having a grip on how your pension is invested can make a big difference to your future.

Session 6

Approaching Retirement

22 Sep – Thursday:
Starts 9:30 

  • Investment planning
  • Your post-retirement ‘career’
Q

PAW21 - Day 1: Session information

Starting a pension

When over 900,000 Irish workers have no pension savings, it’s clear that the hardest part of pensions is making a start. This session will focus on the practical aspects of starting a pension.

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. But how to go about it? Join this session to hear how some pension savers have chosen to invest their money.

Self-directed pensions: a professional view on investment strategy

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. How would a professional investor go about it? Join this webcast to understand investment strategies from a money manager’s perspective.

Creative with money - Masterclass on personal finance for the creative sector

It's been a whirlwind 18 months for those working in the arts, creative industries, and all the professions that support it. Join this Masterclass with industry insiders and financial professionals to understand the impact of recent months on your finances and how you can respond to stabilise and improve your personal finance situation. This session will also cover budgeting, financial planning, and taking advantage of pensions as a freelancer/ self employed person.

Pensions and other essentials for parents in Ireland

Parents have many demands on their money – not to mention their time! And these busy years are also vital for your career and earnings. This session identifies key areas to prioritise, from planning your pension to protecting your family.

What happens to my pension when I go on maternity leave?

This session looks at the short-term effect of maternity leave on your pension. We’ll also touch on the longer-term financial implications of time out of the workforce, and whether career breaks should mean pension breaks.

View all session videos in our PAW library

Key Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally - as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Kim O'Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Starting a pension

Self Directed pensions – a professional.

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions - a professional view on investment strategy.

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

1 hour

The C-suite guide to retirement

Your destination is in sight. And while there are still a few stops to go it’s important to get your head around that final destination (and beyond!). You’ve worked hard for many years so it’s important that your pension is sufficient to suit the lifestyle you want and deserve in retirement. A little planning while on the road is worth the effort before you reach your destination.

This session designed exclusively for executives approaching retirement aims to make your transition from work to retirement smooth and enjoyable by carefully considering the relevant issues.

Session 7

What do people want from their pensions advisor?

23 Sep – Friday:
Starts 13:00 

  • Market research findings
  • Reflections on PAW22
  • Ways to develop your pensions business
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PAW21 - Day 1: Session information

Starting a pension

When over 900,000 Irish workers have no pension savings, it’s clear that the hardest part of pensions is making a start. This session will focus on the practical aspects of starting a pension.

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. But how to go about it? Join this session to hear how some pension savers have chosen to invest their money.

Self-directed pensions: a professional view on investment strategy

Choosing your own investments within a pension is more popular and easier than ever. How would a professional investor go about it? Join this webcast to understand investment strategies from a money manager’s perspective.

Creative with money - Masterclass on personal finance for the creative sector

It's been a whirlwind 18 months for those working in the arts, creative industries, and all the professions that support it. Join this Masterclass with industry insiders and financial professionals to understand the impact of recent months on your finances and how you can respond to stabilise and improve your personal finance situation. This session will also cover budgeting, financial planning, and taking advantage of pensions as a freelancer/ self employed person.

Pensions and other essentials for parents in Ireland

Parents have many demands on their money – not to mention their time! And these busy years are also vital for your career and earnings. This session identifies key areas to prioritise, from planning your pension to protecting your family.

What happens to my pension when I go on maternity leave?

This session looks at the short-term effect of maternity leave on your pension. We’ll also touch on the longer-term financial implications of time out of the workforce, and whether career breaks should mean pension breaks.

View all session videos in our PAW library

Key Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally - as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work

Kim O'Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Starting a pension

Self Directed pensions – a professional.

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions - a professional view on investment strategy.

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.

1 hour

Event for pensions professionals

This event is aimed at the financial broker and pensions advisor community in association with LIA.

We’ll present the findings of market research into pensions in Ireland conducted as part of PAW22, reflect on the discussions during the week itself, and look at the changing professional landscape for pension advisors in Ireland over the short and medium term.