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Infrastructure investing: What, why and how?

According to Blackrock the world needs to build US$57 trillion of new infrastructure by 2030 – a huge amount that governments cannot finance alone.  Combine infrastructure demand, financing needs and relatively stable long term returns, and it is easy to understand why interest in infrastructure investment continues to grow.

Monday, July 11th, 8:33AM

In this commentary John Berry looks at the, what, why and how of infrastructure. This includes thinking about where infrastructure fits in a portfolio and how NZ investors can access these investments.

What is infrastructure?

Infrastructure consists of physical structures together with associated networks and services that connect society and enable its orderly operation...MORE»

Brexit - Near term and longer term views

Wednesday, July 6th, 12:59PM

We very much doubt that the financial markets remotely expected the BREXIT vote to deliver a ‘leave outcome’ (and we also very much doubt that many people that voted for it actually expected it to occur). 

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Nikko's latest quarterly investment forecast

Thursday, June 30th, 4:05PM

Nikko Asset Management’s Global Investment Committee (GIC) has forecasted that global equities will decline a bit further and has initiated an overall underweight stance, regionally over-weighting Japanese and U.S. equities. Due to the committee’s expectation that global bond yields will decline moderately, it will overweight global bonds and USD cash for USD-based clients. 

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What Brexit means for NZ investors

Monday, June 27th, 5:32PM

Nikko Asset Management provides it take on what Brexit means for New Zealand investors.

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What's the home for direct-owned and listed property in a portfolio?

Monday, June 20th, 5:59AM

Investors seeking exposure to property should consider listed as well as direct property given the returns, diversification and volatility of the asset classes are very similar over the long term, AMP Capital says.

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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»

Turners looks to boost MTF stake

Monday, September 14th, 4:35PM

Turners is making an offer to buy shares in Motor Trade Finances (MTF) through its subsidiary Turners Finance Limited. MORE»

KiwiSaver   

Defensive funds regain ground

Wednesday, July 27th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver funds with allocations to defensive assets are starting to shine again, new data shows. MORE»

Time for KiwiSaver reality check

Monday, July 18th, 5:30PM

Financial advisers are being urged to give clients a reality check about what they really need in retirement. MORE»

KiwiSaver increasingly seen as retirement income option

Friday, July 8th, 5:59AM

A growing number of high-net-worth individuals are looking to KiwiSaver as a way to manage their retirement income, AMP’s general manager of insurance and investments says. MORE»

Advisers missing KiwiSaver opportunity

Wednesday, July 6th, 11:00AM  6 comments

Advisers have an opportunity to encourage people to use their KiwiSaver statements to work out whether they are on track for retirement, although few of them seem to be taking it, the Financial Markets Authority says. MORE»

AMP plans new funds

Tuesday, July 5th, 5:58AM

[UPDATED] AMP is to expand its KiwiSaver offering - and its general manager of insurance and investments says it's all in the name of giving members more choice. MORE»

Forget returns and fees, investors told

Tuesday, June 21st, 6:00AM  2 comments

New Zealand fund managers should be competing for KiwiSaver members on the basis of advice, transparency and service – not fees or returns, one manager says. MORE»

More KiwiSaver options wanted

Tuesday, June 14th, 2:29PM

Almost half of New Zealanders would like to increase their KiwiSaver contributions by 1% at a time that suits them, according to a new survey by ANZ. MORE»

Big lift in KiwiSaver withdrawals

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:44PM

New data from ANZ shows a big increase in the number of first-home buyers turning to KiwiSaver to help them get into the property market. MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.75    -    -
ASB Bank 0.90    -    -
ASB Bank 1.05    -    -
ASB Bank 1.10    -    -
ASB Bank 1.15    0.18    -
ASB Bank 1.20    -    -
Heartland Bank 2.60    3.22    3.37
Nelson Building Society -    -    -
RaboDirect 1.75    1.81    1.89
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 3.00    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.50    3.53    3.69
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.30    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 3.25    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.15    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.60    -    -
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.20    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.40    3.79    3.96
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 3.30    3.39    3.55
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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