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Australian banks cut sales targets, NZ expected to follow

24 April 2017

Stuff.co.nz: The Australian parents of New Zealand's big four banks are pledging to overhaul the bonus structure paid to their staff. More>  

Goldsmith, Seymour eye more robust regulatory analysis

24 April 2017

NBR: Regulatory Reform Minister Paul Goldsmith and his under-secretary David Seymour want government officials to provide more robust regulatory analysis under a tighter framework to avoid poor advice typically undermined by seeking a preordained solution. More>  

Smartshares product manager Dean Anderson: Top 10 questions

24 April 2017

Interest.co.nz: Smartshares product manager Dean Anderson on not letting the daily news distract you, the Tao of wealth management, challenges for active investors, playing the long game and more. More>  

Simplicity cuts global credit on ESG concerns

24 April 2017

 InvestmentNewsNZ: Fund disrupter firm, Simplicity, has sold down its global credit investments due to a lack of suitably-priced screened options. More>  

Socially responsible investing (Part 3)

21 April 2017

Goodreturns: In this month’s commentary, Pathfinder looks at real world implications of responsible investment (RI). Are RI returns better, worse or no different than market returns? What investment options are available within NZ and from offshore? More>  

Hedge Fund Flows Rebound in 2017

21 April 2017

Institutional Investor: The industry is achieving higher performance — with a few outliers even reporting three-digit returns — and investors are coming back. More>  

NZ Super Fund performance report for March 2017

21 April 2017

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has released its performance and portfolio report for March 2017. More>  

Statistics New Zealand private super research released

21 April 2017

This article by Statistics New Zealand looks at private superannuation, one of the ways wealth is distributed in New Zealand. More>  

NZ Bond Yields Push Higher

21 April 2017

NBR: The spread between New Zealand's longer-dated bonds and their US equivalent increased as higher-than-expected domestic inflation helped solidify market expectations the central bank will be lifting rates sooner that it's forecasting. More>  

Finally, inflation back over 2 percent midpoint

21 April 2017

newsroom.pro: Annual inflation finally rose back above the 2 percent midpoint of the Reserve Bank's 1-3 percent target band in the March quarter - five and a half years after it was last above the key level. More>