Sheather on fees versus returns

23 December 2016

Brent Sheather in the NZ Herald: "(The FMA) consistentlys ignore the fact that investors in share funds should expect the return of a share fund however, due to the impact of annual fees their return in the long run will approximate that of a bond fund." More>

Non-bank lenders grow

23 December 2016

Goodreturns: Innovation and additional product offerings are key areas of focus for the non-bank sector as they look to shore up growth in the face of ongoing disruption from P2P lenders. More>

AXA dispute heads back to court

23 December 2016

Goodreturns: A protracted legal battle over AXA's refusal to pay out on the life insurance policy of a murdered Bangladeshi migrant is heading back to court after the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court's summary judgment against payment. More>

What gives an index an edge?

23 December 2016

Morningstar: Ben Johnson explains the launch of the Morningstar Analyst Ratings for ETFs. More>

Guide to good conduct

23 December 2016

Goodreturns: The Financial Markets Authority is being urged to clarify the intent of its proposed guide to good conduct to avoid confusion between what is demonstrated to customers and what is demonstrated to the FMA as market regulator. More>

Bonds: the year ahead

23 December 2016

Nikko Asset Management's Fegus McDonald on 2016. "Yogi Berra, the Yankees legendary coach said “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”, he was right but here goes with some thoughts on what may unfold..." More>

NZ sharemarket year in review

23 December 2016

NZ Herald/Businessdesk: New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 Index reached a record in September but its 10 percent correction since then puts it on track for the slowest pace of growth in five years. The 2016 year also confounded many stock pickers.  More>

Workplace Savings NZ – Newsletter Year in Review 2016 Newsletter

22 December 2016

As 2016 draws to a close it’s worth reflecting on the year that is passing as we look forward to the year ahead. More>

Super Fund to invest in SMEs

21 December 2016

The NZ Super Fund will invest up to NZ$260 million in small and medium-sized New Zealand companies over the next five to 10 years. Press release. More>

Fullerton Investments under microscope

21 December 2016 investigates Fullerton Markets: 'Asia’s fastest growing brokerage firm', Bill English, and Wellington: 'The next financial hub of New Zealand'. More>