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Do You Want Currency Risk in Your Bond Fund?

3 March 2017

Morningstar: For the five years ended Jan. 31, 2017, the unhedged Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index--which has sizable exposures to the euro and Japanese yen, along with a smattering of other currencies--delivered a paltry annualized gain of just 0.1%, much less than the 3.3% produced by the index’s U.S. dollar-hedged version.  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>

Regulation of finance doesn’t absolve from risks – RBNZ

4 September 2016

The Reserve Bank’s regulation and supervision of financial institutions doesn’t absolve their boards and managers from their responsibility to manage risks, the bank’s head of prudential supervision Toby Fiennes has argued in a speech to the NZ Bankers Association in Auckland. BusinessDesk.  More>

Adrian Orr: Finding right path on risk

26 August 2016

Global Public Investors have been expanding into newer asset classes, searching for ever more elusive returns and striving for deeper, more efficient, capital markets while seeking the right policies to handle financial risks.  More> 

S&P increases capital risk weightings for NZ banks due to increased risk of 'sharp correction in property prices'.

24 August 2016

International credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings has warned of the increasing risks facing New Zealand banks as a result of the continuing rise in house prices.  More>