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2017: central banks to lose sway

4 January 2017

National Business Review: Central bank dominance of world financial markets is likely to ease or even disappear in 2017. More>

Paper: genetic testing in New Zealand

4 January 2017

Victoria University: Direct-to-Consumer genentic investing empowers consumers, but there are concerns that life insurance companies or employers can get legal or illegal access to this data.  More>

Indexing impact fears overblown

4 January 2017

Morningstar: Ben Johnson says as index funds continue to arise in popularity passive strategies aren’t making the market less efficient.  More>

Sovereign rated A+

4 January 2017

Goodreturns.co.nz: AM Best has reissued Sovereign's Financial Strength Rating at the A+ level for the ninth consecutive year. It says the rating reflects Sovereign’s strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, good operating performance and favorable business profile.  More>

Which animal is the best investor?

4 January 2017

Morningstar: Animal spirits are alive and well in the stock market, as technical analyst Lesley Beath explains, but they are not limited to those of just bulls, bears and deceased felines. More>

Naomi Ballantyne in New Year Honours

2 January 2017

NZ Herald: Pioneering insurance boss Naomi Ballantyne has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours. Ballantyne has spent 34 years in the insurance industry. Partners Life is the third insurance company she has helped to found. More>

National portrait: Shamubeel Eaqub

2 January 2017

Stuff.co.nz interview of Shamubeel Eaqub, economist and social commentator. Eaqub discusses his life, work, and issues such as dispossession.  More>

National portrait: Shamubeel Eaqub

2 January 2017

Stuff.co.nz interview of Shamubeel Eaqub, economist and social commentator. Eaqub discusses his life, work, and issues such as dispossession.  More>

How fake news can warp financial markets

2 January 2017

Morningstar: Recent reports of fake news highlight the importance of relying on trusted, impartial and expert sources of financial news and analysis. More>

Mark Lister: Take the Kane Williamson approach to investing

2 January 2017

NZ Herald: "I think investors should take the Kane Williamson approach this year," says Mark Lister. "Like the Black Caps captain, stay defensive and play most things with a straight bat, quietly accumulate returns, and pick off decent opportunities when you see them." More>