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Written Answers. - Pension Funds Valuation.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 58. Mr. J. Walsh Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the current value of Irish pension funds; and if he will give a breakdown of the investment portfolio. [9160/96]

Minister for Finance (Mr. Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The latest available information on the value of Irish pension funds is that contained in the Irish Association of Pension Funds Investment Survey 1994. According to the IAPF survey the total assets of Irish pension funds at end-December 1994 were £13.66 billion. The following table gives a breakdown of that figure as given in the IAPF survey:

Asset Distribution

Asset Class End 1994 IR£m %
Irish Fixed Interest 4016 29.4
Irish Equities - Quoted 3109 22.8
Irish Property 766 5.6
Other Irish 715 5.2
Total Irish 8606 63.0
European Equities 1978 14.5
Non European Equities 2376 17.4
Other Overseas 701 5.1
Total Overseas 5055 37.0

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