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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>  

Value investing now back in favour

19 April 2017

Nikkoam During the 2016 December quarter, we witnessed the value style stage a partial recovery after having underperformed for at least two years or so. Is this as good as it gets? Or will value continue to outperform after its initial recovery, after having being in the wilderness for some time? More>  

The fearless market ignores perils ahead

19 April 2017

Financial Times Big Read: Volatility index has become the basis for aggressive products that create their own risks. More>  

Anglican scheme looks for ethical uplift

10 April 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: The rising demand for socially responsible investment (SRI) options has sparked renewed interest in niche ‘ethical’ funds, according to Anglican Pension Board general manager, Mark Wilcox. More>  

Synergy launches SRI portfolios

31 March 2017

Goodreturns: Synergy Investment Programme is launching four new model portfolios, with a focus on socially responsible investment. More>

Four KiwiSaver schemes yet to ditch weapons investments

27 March 2017

Radio New Zealand: Some KiwiSaver funds are still investing in banned weapons despite making promises to get rid of the holdings. More>

Responsible Investing: implications for everyone in financial markets

27 March 2017

Goodreturns: The essence of responsible investing (RI) is not its focus on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) – these get the headlines but are about implementation. The essence of RI is simply to change investor and corporate horizons from the short-term to the long-term. RI is about shifting the focus from maximising near term returns to generating long-term sustainable returns. More>

BNZ adopts ethical screen on investments

24 March 2017

 Goodreturns: BNZ has announced it will drop its investments in companies involved in the production of cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear weapons and tobacco or tobacco products. More>

NZ Super Fund performance report for January 2017

22 February 2017

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has released its performance and portfolio report for January 2017. Since inception the Guardians have added $16.5 billion to the Fund, compared to the Treasury Bill return. More>

NZX open to third-party distribution deals to fuel KiwiSaver, ETF growth

20 February 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: The NZX would consider partnering with other entities – including advisory groups – to market its SuperLife KiwiSaver scheme, according to the group’s interim chief, Mark Peterson.  More>