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  • Monthly Review - January 2020

    13th February, 2020
    Monthly Review - January 2020

    New Zealand The OCR remained unchanged at 1.00% in the latest RBNZ announcement on 12 February on the back of low inflation (1.8% for 2019) and uncertainty surrounding the impact of the coronavirus. [...]

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    Monthly Review - December 2019

    23rd January, 2020
    Monthly Review - December 2019

    New Zealand Despite low business confidence the NZ economy grew by 2.30% in the year to September 2019, matching the long-term sustainable growth rate and being consistent with an economy experiencing[...]

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    How Socially Responsible is your KiwiSaver Manager?

    In Michael Lang’s (Chief Executive NZ Funds) latest KiwiSaver Insight he looks at socially responsible investing and claims that values-based investing is not a fad embraced only by Millennials [...]

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    Monthly Review - November 2019

    12th December, 2019
    Monthly Review - November 2019

    New Zealand The RBNZ surprised the market by not reducing the Official Cash Rate. However most economists are still predicting further cuts in the coming year. There was an improvement in business [...]

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    Monthly Review - October 2019

    26th November, 2019
    Monthly Review - October 2019

    New Zealand While the CPI rose by 1.70% in the year to September 2019 this was still below the RBNZ’s mid-point target, meaning interest rates could be cut further to offset the slowdown in the [...]

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    KiwiSaver and the Life Stage Approach

    NZ Funds’ latest KiwiSaver Insight written by Chief Executive, Michael Lang, explains the advantages of a life stage asset allocation in light of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and [...]

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    Are you looking for an alternative to low term deposit interest rate returns?

    In today’s low interest rate environment many traditional investors in low risk term deposits are looking at alternatives. Martin Hawes (Authorised Financial Adviser, Author, Columnist and Chair[...]

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    The Investment Environment:  Locking in 2019 Returns

    James Grigor, Chief Investment Officer, NZ Funds, has produced a report on the changed investment environment. Grigor notes that growth is slowing, geopolitical unrest is increasing and NZ Funds has [...]

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    Do YOU know the 7 questions you should ask your financial adviser?

    Finding a financial adviser who you can trust with your savings is paramount. You need an adviser you can trust with the systems and policies in place to ensure your investment is in safe [...]

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