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The view from the other side of the world

The levels of offshore ownership in the New Zealand share market have increased dramatically in the last few years. But now offshore rates are beginning to rise again, what could that mean for our local market?

Monday, April 24th, 11:06AM

An investor in 10-year US treasuries has been handsomely rewarded over the last 30 years. Yields have contracted from a high of 16% in the early 1980's to well below 2% more recently.

As yields have fallen, investors have significantly benefited from capital gains, giving rise to the slightly perverse current situation where investors are in bonds for capital gains and in equities for income...MORE»

Socially responsible investing (Part 3): returns, fees and investment options

Thursday, April 20th, 10:02AM

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?

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Beware a 2019 recession

Monday, April 10th, 10:19AM

Talks of an impending global recession are making the headlines once again but what exactly are the driving factors?

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Investors' learned behaviour in need of revision?

Monday, April 3rd, 11:59AM

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Responsible Investing Part Two: implications for everyone in financial markets

Monday, March 27th, 6:01AM

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Shareholders chip in

Monday, April 10th, 6:00AM

Kiwibank has had to go to its new shareholders for more money. MORE»

UDC gets downgraded on sale news

Thursday, January 12th, 10:23AM

UDC has had its credit rating down-graded following ANZ's announcement it plans to sell the business to a private Chinese conglomerate, and questions are raised about the future of the finance company. MORE»

ANZ sells UDC Finance

Wednesday, January 11th, 11:21AM

ANZ Bank New Zealand  has agreed to sell its asset finance business, UDC Finance, for $660 million to HNA Group. MORE»

BNZ offers 4% term deposit rate

Monday, November 21st, 9:58AM  1 comment

BNZ has introduced a two-year deposit rate special of 4%. MORE»

How FEI Investments reinvented itself

Saturday, November 12th, 4:45PM

A low interest rate environment is driving interest in finance company investments as the expense of bank deposits, one New Zealand operator says. MORE»

Good news for Liberty

Thursday, November 10th, 9:27AM

Non-bank deposit taker Liberty Financial has had its credit rating raised by Standard & Poors. MORE»

ASB issues notes

Monday, November 7th, 8:52PM

As part of its efforts to raise tier two capital in line with capital requirements, ASB is offering $250 million in subordinated unsecured convertible notes. MORE»

Z issues bonds

Wednesday, October 19th, 6:06PM

Z Energy is making an offer of unsubordinated, secured, fixed rate bonds across two series. MORE»

KiwiSaver   

More than half of Kiwis saving for retirement

Wednesday, April 19th, 9:31PM

Non-KiwiSaver schemes still have biggest balances, statistics show. MORE»

FMA asks: How should KiwiSaver fees be calculated?

Tuesday, April 11th, 7:39PM

KiwiSaver schemes will have to show investors the dollar cost of their annual fees, from next year.   MORE»

Deadline needed for clean default schemes: Greens

Thursday, March 23rd, 1:35PM

[UPDATED] There are calls for the Government to give KiwiSaver providers a set deadline to divest from companies involved in the manufacture of cluster bombs, landmines and nuclear weapons. MORE»

BNZ adopts ethical screen on investments

Thursday, March 23rd, 10:46AM

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»

KiwiSaver transfer lags a concern

Tuesday, March 21st, 6:00AM

There are calls to streamline the process of transfers between KiwiSaver schemes, to reduce the burden on providers and members. MORE»

FMA: No hard lines on KiwiSaver incentives

Wednesday, March 8th, 6:00AM  9 comments

KiwiSaver providers can offer incentives to entice customers to their schemes, so long as they do not distract the customer from making good decisions about KiwiSaver. MORE»

KiwiSaver feels hit of rising interest rates

Tuesday, March 7th, 9:01PM

2016 drew to an unpleasant close for many KiwiSaver funds, Aon’s latest industry survey shows. MORE»

Low-cost model better for advisers: Simplicity

Monday, March 6th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Fund managers charging high fees for their products have kept a lid on what advisers can earn, Simplicity’s managing director said as the provider launched its first non-KiwiSaver funds. MORE»

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Edison Investment Research
  • Canadian General Investments
    27 April 2017
    ‘One-stop-shop’ for investment in Canada
    Canadian General Investments (CGI) is registered as a Canadian investment corporation, which confers favourable tax status; it is listed on both the Toronto...
  • Middlefield Canadian Income
    26 April 2017
    Exposure to high-yielding North American equities
    Middlefield Canadian Income (MCT) is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. It aims to invest in a diversified portfolio of Canadian and...
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs
    21 April 2017
    Rapid start to DBAG Fund VII’s investment period
    Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) has continued into FY17 the strong pace of portfolio activity achieved in the previous two financial years, with c €63m...
  • Witan Investment Trust
    5 April 2017
    Seeking to procure the world’s best stock pickers
    Witan Investment Trust (WTAN) uses a multi-manager investment approach to invest in global equities. Since 2004, it has allocated capital to eight to 13...
  • Fidelity China Special Situations
    4 April 2017
    Still finding investment opportunities
    Fidelity China Special Situations (FCSS) was launched in April 2010 aiming to generate long-term capital growth from investing in Chinese companies or...
  • The Brunner Investment Trust
    3 April 2017
    Dividend increased for 45 consecutive years
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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.10    0.10    0.11
ASB Bank 0.40    0.41    0.42
ASB Bank 0.55    0.59    0.56
ASB Bank 0.60    0.61    0.64
ASB Bank 0.65    0.66    0.69
ASB Bank 0.70    0.72    0.75
BNZ 0.10    0.10    0.10
Heartland Bank 2.25    2.59    2.70
Kiwibank 0.75    0.77    0.88
Kiwibank 1.75    1.81    1.89
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
RaboDirect 1.00    1.02    1.07
SBS Bank 1.80    1.86    1.94
TSB Bank 1.60    1.64    1.71
Westpac 0.35    0.36    0.38
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 2.10    2.16    2.26

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.35    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.30    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.25    3.34    3.49
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.75    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.90    3.85    4.02
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 4.20    4.27    4.47
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.33    3.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.65    3.81
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 3.65    3.81    3.98
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 4.10    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.00    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 4.25    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.85    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.50    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.25    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.50    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.15    3.28    3.42
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.75    2.82    2.95
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.40    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.70    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.30    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.70    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.83    2.96
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.81    3.98
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.60    3.76
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.10    3.19    3.33
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 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 3.35    3.45    3.60
RaboDirect Term Advantage Fund - 90 days 2.85    2.93    3.06
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 2.80    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.35    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.10    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.50    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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