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Diversification - what's the point?

Diversification is widely regarded as one of the few free lunches in financial markets.  Investors often hear that they should diversify portfolios to reduce risk – but how can financial advisers explain in simple terms what diversification means?  In this monthly commentary John Berry looks at how advisers may want to think about the benefits – and any costs – of diversifying a share portfolio.

Thursday, November 13th, 10:32AM

Diversification is best summed up by the old adage “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”.  Spreading risk is an easily understood principle.   But it is one thing to explain a principle and another to show investors how implementing this in practice can help their portfolio. 

What is risk?

Risk is an unavoidable part of investing.  Before thinking about diversification reducing risk, we should think about what risk itself means...MORE»

North Asia and deflation

Wednesday, November 12th, 3:41PM

Andrew Hunt argues that the North Asian Development Model Japan has followed and other Asian nations are looking at needs to be consigned to the history books.


Diverging cycles driving FX market

Wednesday, October 15th, 8:12AM


China's change of tack slows global growth

Tuesday, October 7th, 9:23AM

Economist Andrew Hunt says changes in the way China finances its economic growth may have a big impact on the global economy. He says this could lead to world growth remaining subdued for the foreseeable future.


Defensive fund gaining traction in New Zealand

Thursday, October 2nd, 6:29AM

Australian-based fund manager Perennial Investment Partners says its new fund has hit a note with advisers in New Zealand and is getting good flows.


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KIPT bonds oversubscribed

Friday, July 11th, 5:02PM

Kiwi Income Property Trust’s offer of seven-year bonds has been oversubscribed. MORE»

MRP offer 'well supported'

Thursday, July 10th, 12:20PM

Mighty River Power has confirmed $300 million of unsecured subordinated capital bonds will be issued with an initial interest rate of 6.9% a year.   MORE»

KIPT manager announces bond offer

Wednesday, July 2nd, 10:47AM

Kiwi Property Management, the manager of Kiwi Income Property Trust, is to offer up to $100 million of seven-year fixed rate senior secured bonds, with the ability to accept up to $25 million in oversubscriptions. MORE»

KIPT manager mulls $125m bond offer

Wednesday, June 25th, 1:35PM

Kiwi Property Management, manager of Kiwi Income Property Trust, is considering offering up to $100 million of fixed rate senior secured bonds, with the ability to accept up to $25 million in oversubscriptions. MORE»

NZDMO tweaks programme

Thursday, May 15th, 4:40PM

The New Zealand Debt Management Office has updated its domestic bond programme in line with today’s Budget. MORE»

$100m reserved for bookbuild clients

Wednesday, May 14th, 3:15PM

Kiwibank’s capital note offer has been well-received by investors, it said today. MORE»

$400m of NZ bonds on offer this week

Wednesday, May 14th, 9:04AM

A local government bond tender today should ease some of the recent demand-supply bottleneck, one economist says. MORE»

Kiwibank offer formalised

Monday, May 5th, 10:13AM  1 comment

Up to $100 million of Kiwibank unsecured subordinated capital notes will be offered to the New Zealand public. MORE»


Encourage KiwiSaver engagement: ANZ

Wednesday, November 19th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver members who are engaged with their retirement savings are better placed to take action throughout their lives to reach their goals, ANZ’s general manager of wealth products and marketing, Ana-Marie Lockyer, says. MORE»

KiwiSaver members told: Don't forget tax

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver members are being told to consider the impact of tax on their investments. MORE»

FMA warns KiwiSaver providers to put customers first

Wednesday, October 1st, 1:16PM

More than twice as many KiwiSaver customers switched provider in the past year than in the same period the year before - prompting the FMA to warn that transfers must be done in the best interest of the customer. MORE»

AMP offers death benefit to KiwiSaver members

Monday, September 29th, 11:14AM

AMP has announced it will offer a free accidental death benefit up to $100,000 to existing AMP KiwiSaver scheme members and those who join before the end of 2014. MORE»

Kiwis miss out on $400m

Monday, September 15th, 12:38PM

ANZ Investments says KiwiSaver members missed out on $400 million in member tax credits from the Government in the last year. MORE»

How much work is KiwiSaver for advisers?

Wednesday, September 10th, 5:59AM

KiwiSaver advice does not need to be particularly time consuming for financial advisers, one provider says. MORE»

CGT 'could skew investment'

Thursday, September 4th, 6:00AM  10 comments

Labour’s proposal to apply a capital gains tax to investments in shares – unless they are part of KiwiSaver – could encourage people to move out of more liquid investments, one fund manager says. MORE»

Leave KiwiSaver alone: Commentator

Monday, September 1st, 6:00AM  2 comments

Governments need to stop tinkering with KiwiSaver, one banking commentator says. MORE»

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ASB Bank 3.15    3.29    3.44
BNZ 3.70    3.44    3.60
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Heartland Bank 4.00    4.28    4.48
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Kiwibank 3.15    3.29    3.44
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Westpac 3.15    3.24    3.39
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
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ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.08    3.22
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.08    3.22
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.85    4.02
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 4.00    4.18    4.37
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 4.10    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 4.20    4.40    4.59
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 5.00    5.25    5.49
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 4.00    4.18    4.37
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.65    3.58    3.75
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.65    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 5.50    5.58    5.83
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 4.70    4.60    4.81
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 4.60    4.40    4.59
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 4.50    4.18    4.37
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 4.35    3.97    4.14
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 4.30    3.97    4.14
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 3.50    3.08    3.22
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 4.00    4.11    4.30
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 4.60    4.54    4.74
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 4.10    4.20    4.41
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.60    3.70    3.86
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 12 months 4.00    4.11    4.30
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 6 months 3.85    3.96    4.14
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 3.25    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.50    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.50    3.34    3.49
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 4.50    4.32    4.51
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 4.20    3.96    4.14
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.75    3.86    4.03
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.80    3.90    4.08
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 4.75    4.52    4.72
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