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Treasury releases NZ Super Cabinet paper

13 March 2017

The Treasury has released documents related to the proposed changes to the age of entitlement and the residency requirements for New Zealand Superannuation. More>

NZ Super's property poverty timebomb

13 March 2017

Stuff.co.nz: Retirement specialists are concerned that falling home ownership rates will undermine the value of NZ Super. Prime Minister Bill English has announced plans to raise the age of eligibility for NZ Super from 65 to 67 by 2040, while leaving the value of NZ Super the same. More>

Shoot first, ask questions later

13 March 2017

Morningstar: Macro-driven oscillations and violent price moves remain the order of the day in equity markets and just about every other market. However, the basic questions on financial system stability remain the same. More>

TVNZ 1 Q+A: Andrew Little and Jacinda Ardern

13 March 2017

TVNZ: Labour leader Andrew Little and dputy leader Jacinda Ardern interviewed by Corin Dann about NZ Super. More>

Investment industry still grappling with digitisation

13 March 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: A global survey of 2,000 investors and 500 investment providers sponsored by State Street has identified three main aspects of data that will define stewardship for the digital age. More>

Warminger decision "useful clarification of a difficult law"

10 March 2017

Chapman Tripp: The judgment is of significant interest to participants in the New Zealand market, both in the examination of the notoriously elusive legal elements that make up this prohibition and in the Court's treatment of the facts underlying the two alleged breaches that were upheld and the eight that were not. More>

Earnings season underwhelms investors

10 March 2017

NBR: New Zealand's listed companies delivered "solid but not spectacular" results in the February earnings season, providing little reason to drive up stock prices in a market where rising interest rates have eroded the appeal of dividend yields. More>

What Fund Manager Bonuses Tell Us

10 March 2017

Morningstar: We believe that shareholders of actively managed funds must maintain long-term investment horizons to reap the rewards of active management. Likewise, investment firms should compensate their managers based on long-term performance. More>

QROPS providers surprised by tax change

10 March 2017

Goodreturns.co.nz: New Zealand QROPS providers say they can work with a surprise change to the regime, revealed in Britain’s latest Budget.The charge will not apply if, at the point of transfer, the person and the QROPS scheme are in the same country, both are within the European Economic Area or the QROPS is provided by an employer. More>

FMA criticised for compromising quality

10 March 2017

 Interest.co.nz: The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is being accused of bowing to banks’ interests as it attempts to give more people access to KiwiSaver advice. More>