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Central banks not ready to throw in the towel

Markets digested a flurry of central bank announcements this week, which all reiterated the determination to lift CPI inflation to targets; with no real signs that central banks have given up on the need for monetary stimulus.

Monday, September 26th, 11:09AM

At the beginning of the month, markets were nervous that we might be witnessing the first signs of central banks throwing in the towel – the beginning of the end for unconventional monetary policy.  The Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced that they were undertaking a so-called ‘Comprehensive Assessment’, in part to address the costs of ultra-low long-term interest rates on the profitability of banks and insurers...MORE»

Invitation to IML’s new Listed Investment Company (QV Income) pre IPO briefing

Sunday, September 25th, 6:00PM

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Lessons from unconventional monetary policy for New Zealand

Monday, September 12th, 11:08AM

Central bankers from around the world met at Jackson Hole in Wyoming, recently, to discuss unconventional monetary policy and lessons for the future.   

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The West looks East

Monday, September 5th, 10:31AM

Having conducted a significant number of client meetings over recent weeks, one feature that has struck is that amongst this, albeit probably rather biased, sample group, there would seem to be a distinct desire to sell risks – although few people have actually done so yet.

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Look under the bonnet of bond benchmarks

Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00AM

The average maturity of widely-followed fixed interest indices has quietly been extending longer and longer. David Scobie, senior consultant at Mercer, takes a look at the potential implications for investor portfolios.

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Term deposits offered via Consilium platform

Thursday, August 18th, 6:00AM

A new term deposit offer on the Consilium platform is another way for advisers to ring-fence their clients’ financial needs and boost their value proposition, the firm says. MORE»

Former finance firm completes full circle

Monday, June 20th, 2:36PM

Listed non-bank finance company GFNZ Group plans to revert to its old name of Geneva Finance and boost its share price. MORE»

Wellington Airport issues bonds

Monday, May 9th, 8:29PM

Wellington International Airport has allocated $75 million in bonds to participants in its book build process, including $25 million in oversubscriptions. MORE»

Chorus offers bonds with minimum 4.1% rate

Monday, April 11th, 10:30AM

Chorus has announced an offer of five-year unsecured, unsubordinated fixed-rate bonds. MORE»

ANZ issues bonds

Sunday, March 13th, 11:21AM

ANZ is making two offers of unsecured subordinated bonds. MORE»

Genesis bonds

Thursday, March 10th, 11:51AM

Genesis Energy is offering up to $75 million, and up to $25 million of over-subscriptions, of six-year fixed rate senior bonds to institutional and New Zealand retail investors. MORE»

Banks cut cash PIEs to half OCR

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:00AM

Low interest rates on offer from the four main banks’ cash PIE funds are likely just an indication of the tough times for people surviving on money in the bank, one commentator says. MORE»

Banks cut cash PIEs to half OCR

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:00AM

Low interest rates on offer from the four main banks’ cash PIE funds are likely an indication of the tough times for people surviving on money in the bank, one commentator says. MORE»

KiwiSaver   

Fees in dollar terms? Easier said than done

Wednesday, September 28th, 6:00AM

Work is under way to require superannuation savings scheme providers to report on their annual fees in dollar terms – but some providers say that might be harder than some expect. MORE»

Craigs schemes get rebrand

Wednesday, September 21st, 6:00AM

Craigs Investment Partners is renaming both its KiwiSaver schemes in a bid to improve clarity for consumers. MORE»

Work to change fee disclosure

Monday, September 19th, 11:55AM

A working group has already begun to look at ways that KiwiSaver fees could be reported with more transparency. MORE»

Hawes and Forsyth Barr launch 'Summer' KiwiSaver

Monday, September 19th, 11:00AM

[UPDATED] A financial adviser is taking a key role in Forsyth Barr scheme and says there is now a commercial incentive for other AFAs to get involved with KiwiSaver. MORE»

Simplicity open for business

Wednesday, September 14th, 10:59AM

New low-fee KiwiSaver provider Simplicity has started accepting enrolments. MORE»

KiwiSaver puts squeeze on

Monday, September 12th, 6:00AM

Flows of KiwiSaver money into New Zealand equities are putting pressure on the market and could make it hard for managers to cash out if they want to, it has been claimed. MORE»

KiwiSaver members lack knowledge on fees

Friday, September 9th, 5:59AM

Most New Zealanders are clueless about KiwiSaver fees and not much better informed about their funds’ performance, a new survey has shown. MORE»

Generate rakes in new FUM

Thursday, August 25th, 9:04AM

Adviser-distributed Generate KiwiSaver grew its funds under management by just over a quarter in the three months to the end of June, a new survey shows. MORE»

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Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.50    -    -
ASB Bank 0.65    -    -
ASB Bank 0.80    -    -
ASB Bank 0.85    -    -
ASB Bank 0.90    0.18    -
ASB Bank 0.95    -    -
Heartland Bank 2.60    -    -
Nelson Building Society -    -    -
RaboDirect 1.50    1.55    1.62
SBS Bank 1.80    2.59    2.70
Westpac 0.55    0.57    0.59
Westpac 0.05    0.10    0.11
Westpac 2.75    2.83    2.96

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.60    3.01    3.14
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.25    3.64    3.80
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.29    3.45
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.15    3.48    3.64
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.25    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.25    3.53    3.69
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.45    3.64    3.80
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.35    3.69    3.85
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 3.60    3.85    4.02
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 2.60    2.97    3.10
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.20    3.49    3.65
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.70    3.86
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 3.20    3.75    3.92
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 3.25    3.81    3.98
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 3.55    3.97    4.14
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 3.10    3.54    3.70
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.00    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.00    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 3.60    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.35    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.30    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.25    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.55    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.15    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.60    -    -
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.60    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.30    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.20    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.30    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.70    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.70    -    -
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 12 months 3.40    3.50    3.65
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 6 months 3.50    3.60    3.76
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 2.85    2.93    3.06
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 2.80    3.08    3.22
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 2.70    3.13    3.27
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.20    3.58    3.75
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.58    3.75
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.00    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.10    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.50    2.82    2.95
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.25    3.85    4.02
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