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KiwiSaver Survey December Quarter 2016

8 February 2017

Morningstar:  Volatility returned to markets in the final quarter of 2016, following the results from the US election. Fixed income markets, listed property, and New Zealand shares all produced negative results, while global equities was one of the few asset classes to shine. As a result, the more defensive KiwiSaver funds posted negative returns, while growth-oriented options were mostly positive. Average multisector category returns ranged from 2.54% for the aggressive category to -0.79% for the conservative category. More>

MJW's December investment survey released

3 February 2017

Melville Jessup Weaver has released its December 2016 Investment Survey.  New entrant Simplicity KiwiSaver's  growth fund was ranked third amongst 16 funds. More>

Morningstar releases December quater KiwiSaver Survey

3 February 2017

Volatility returned to markets in the final quarter of 2016, following the results from the US election. Fixed income markets, listed property, and New Zealand shares all produced negative results, while global equities was one of the few asset classes to shine. More>

KiwiSavers face double tax sting

25 January 2017

NZ Herald: KiwiSavers could be missing out on higher returns because of the tax impact of their providers' offshore structures, a report says. More  

An expert's guide to Trumponomics

25 January 2017

The Economist: A leading economist has issued stark warnings about the Trump era and its impact on the American and global economy. More  

What does the Trump factor mean for Kiwis?

23 January 2017

NZ Herald: Kiwis are bracing for aftershocks since the mercurial Donald Trump rocked into the White House yesterday. Now the world's most famous Twitter ranter is finally in office, what will it mean for your back pocket? Russell Blackstock asks the experts. More>

Sam Stubbs on 2016

19 December 2016

Sam Stubbs: "Finally, after the shitter that was 2016, some good news: For NZ investors and KiwiSavers, things have seldom looked better." TheSpinoff.co.nz. More>

Goldsmith swallows banks' argument

16 December 2016

Goldsmith takes pity on banks for having to invest $1 million on IT upgrades needed to disclose KiwiSaver members' fees in dollar terms. Interest.co.nz. More>

KiwiSaver fees must be disclosed in dollars from 2018

14 December 2016

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says all KiwiSaver annual statements will have to disclose total fees paid in dollar terms from 2018, however one provider says it should start happening much sooner. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

KiwiSaver and risk: advice for consumers

14 December 2016

Your grandmother gives you $1000 to invest for her and says, 'Please don't take too much risk with my money'. What does she mean by 'risk'? What is she really saying?" When John Berry, owner of fund manager Pathfinder, was interviewing for a new investment analyst this is one of the questions he asked. "Many of the candidates struggled with this question," Berry says. Stuff.co.nz. More>