Category: <span>Questions from the floor</span>

Q. How much could the China crackdown on tech firms impact my retirement fund and my long-term financial wellbeing?

The latest moves by Chinese authorities to ensure tech firms based there are in full regulatory compliance has impacted stock valuations. This can have far-reaching consequences, especially when it comes to pension funds.

Q. I noticed that the US Federal Reserve has said that they will begin to increase interest rates in about 2-years time. Does this mean that my mortgage costs will probably rise here too?

Rising inflation is forcing central banks to look at rate increases. While it will have little impact on savings and borrowing costs in Ireland, it will most likely impact pension valuations.