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KiwiSaver transfer lags a concern

22 March 2017

Goodreturns: There are calls to streamline the process of transfers between KiwiSaver schemes, to reduce the burden on providers and members.Binu Paul, founder of SavvyKiwi, said there were problems with the current situation. More>

AMP Capital drops tobacco

22 March 2017

Goodreturns: AMP Capital says tobacco manufacturers do not meet its required ethical standards and will be excluded from the "investable universe" of all its funds. More>

Active Bond Funds Holding Their Own

22 March 2017

The latest update to the Morningstar active/passive barometer reveals that actively managed bond funds are much more likely to beat their benchmarks than equity funds. More>

KiwiSaver growth up despite investment loss

20 March 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: KiwiSaver funds under management (FUM) broke through the $38 billion level in the December quarter, fueled entirely by member contributions, according to the latest data from Australian research house Strategic Insight (SI). More>

Brian Fallow probes National, Labour & NZ First's stances on superannuation

20 March 2017

Interest.co.nz: Brian Fallow probes National, Labour & NZ First's stances on superannuation and argues they are too relaxed about the snowballing costs. More>

After the Fed: What some top bond-fund managers are saying

20 March 2017

NZ Herald / AP: Rising rates don't have to mean despair for bond-fund investors.Yes, the Federal Reserve raised short-term rates Wednesday, the latest move higher in what economists expect to be a long campaign. Bond investors have historically seen rising rates as the enemy because they result in falling prices for the bonds they own. More>

Martin Hawes: Buffett versus the hedge funds

20 March 2017

Stuff.co.nz: It is with trepidation that I take on the world's greatest investor. Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway, has produced returns for investors of over 20 per cent per annum over the last 50 years – and it is pretty hard to argue with that.  More>

Generate closes in on $400m, hires portfolio manager

20 March 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: Auckland-headquartered boutique KiwiSaver scheme, Generate, has upsized its investment team with the appointment of Edward Glennie as senior portfolio manager.  More>

IAG NZ warns of new flood risk

20 March 2017

Insurance Business: New Zealand’s biggest insurer is warning against contaminated and dangerous properties, as it reported logging more than 1,200 claims from the heavy rainstorm and flooding that hit northern parts of the North Island over last weekend. More>

When it comes to the super fund a little borrowing can go a long way

17 March 2017

Stuff.co.nz: Borrowing to invest in the world's sharemarkets just doesn't sound right. Yet counter to all those instincts, it is the right approach to the partial pre-funding of future pension costs through the Government Superannuation Fund. More>