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Tricky time for investors

Harbour Asset Management director Mark Brown surveys the conflicting economic news across markets and what it means for fixed interest markets.

Thursday, December 18th, 9:29AM

Competing forces: The divergence between the US and Europe plus Japan deepens.
For over 12 months there has been increasing evidence that the US economy is on a self-sustained recovery, with healthy growth rates and declining unemployment. In the September quarter GDP grew 1.0% (3.9% annualised, as it is the custom to report in the US) and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8%...MORE»

The perfect performance fee: Part 2

Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:34AM

There is no market standard for how a performance fee is constructed.  The end result is that not all performance fees are equal – some are strongly in favour of the manager.  In this commentary John Berry looks at reasons justifying why managed funds have performance fees and also speculates on future developments for such fees.


Global Rebalancing: The Key Challenge in 2015

Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:00AM

Andrew Hunt suggests that two things need to occur in the global economy before damage is done. China needs to be encouraged to export more capital via a liberalisation of its exchange controls  and German households need urgently to be encouraged to become rather more risk-seeking.


Diversification - what's the point?

Thursday, November 13th, 10:32AM

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.


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.


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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»


Funds get fee warning

Monday, December 15th, 6:00AM

There’s a suggestion New Zealand KiwiSaver schemes could face a fee crackdown similar to that being suggested in Australia. MORE»

Women less confident about reaching goals

Thursday, December 11th, 3:33PM

Women are feeling less confident about reaching their retirement savings goals, according to ANZ’s latest retirement savings survey. MORE»

KiwiSaver Bill gets first reading

Thursday, December 4th, 10:43PM

A Bill that will allow KiwiSaver members to withdraw their Government tax credits as well as their and their employers’ contributions has had its first reading in parliament. 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»

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Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank 3.15    3.29    3.44
BNZ 3.45    3.44    3.60
Direct Broking Call Account 2.80    2.92    3.05
Heartland Bank 4.00    4.28    4.48
Kiwibank 2.40    2.50    2.61
Kiwibank 3.15    3.29    3.44
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
RaboDirect 3.30    3.44    3.60
SBS Bank 3.25    3.11    3.28
TSB Bank 3.50    3.63    3.80
Westpac 3.15    3.24    3.39
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 4.00    4.18    4.37

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
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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