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NZ sharemarket down over 1%

The New Zealand sharemarket, with Mainfreight having one of its biggest single-day falls, was down 1% on the back of a big sell-off in the technology sector in the United States.

Thursday, July 25th, 6:29PM

After the early-morning decline, the S&P/NZX 50 Index traded steadily but then had a late fall and closed at 12,396.27, down 134.72 points or 1.08%. 

There were 53 gainers and 84 decliners on the main board, with 57.82 million shares worth $152.08m changing hands.

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On Wall Street, the technology-driven Nasdaq Composite had its worst trading day since October 2022, falling ...MORE»

Stewardship limitations call for a more strategic approach

Thursday, July 25th, 6:28AM

Ideas are emerging on how investor stewardship could become more strategic beyond the ESG, company engagement and proxy voting playbook.


Harbour puts out first stewardship report as sustainability round up

Wednesday, July 24th, 5:21AM

Harbour Asset Management has included a stewardship report for the first time as part of its annual sustainability report.


Are financial markets too complacent about geopolitical risks?

Financial markets appear to be overlooking any potential volatility from global political and other international developments, according to MJW in commentary attached to its latest survey of fund performances.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 8:55AM  1 comment

“While bond market volatility is above average, it is trending down,” MJW's Ben Trollip said.

“Equity market volatility is not far off 'rock bottom' levels. And all the while we have two major conflicts underway in Ukraine and Gaza,”

His commentary was dated July 18, so before US President Joe Biden decided to withdraw from contention in the November election.

The ...MORE»

Passive approach pays off for Simplicity's KiwiSaver investors

Friday, July 19th, 2:49PM

Taking a passive approach to investment paid off for those in Simplicity's growth and blanced KiwiSaver funds in the June quarter and for those in its newer default fund created after it was chosen two years ago to be one of the six default managers.


Salt goes lighter on NZ equities in both growth and income funds

Thursday, July 18th, 6:00AM

The Salt Sustainable Growth Fund is currently underweight New Zealand equities and the Sustainable Income Fund has reduced its exposure to NZ shares as the local market continues to underperform the major global equity markets.


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ANZ stays active and replaces one manager

Monday, July 15th, 2:41PM

ANZ Investments is replacing MFS Institutional Advisors (MFS) with BlackRock Investment Management (Australia). MORE»

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[GRTV] Rick Willis shares MDRT secrets

Thursday, July 11th, 8:29AM

MDRT country chair Rick Willis led one of the biggest contingents of New Zealand advisers to the association's annual meeting in Vancouver last month. He talks to GRTV about the trip and how MDRT changed his life. MORE»


Meeting half-way

Wednesday, July 10th, 6:53AM

June saw a continuation of this year’s themes, with US equity markets continuing their 20-month bull run, led by the technology sector, and AI-related names in particular. MORE»

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[GRTV] From infantry to insurance, protection is a common thread

Friday, July 19th, 3:12PM

Four months after stepping into Naomi Ballantyne’s shoes, new Partners Life CEO Michael Weston, says he’d be naive to say the idea of taking the company forward wasn’t a bit daunting. MORE»

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New guidance for client money and property services brokers

Thursday, July 25th, 12:52PM

The FMA has published guidance on how client money or property services brokers and custodians can meet their obligations under the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMC Act). MORE»

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Kōura spawns new role

Wednesday, July 24th, 8:51AM

KiwiSaver provider Kōura Wealth appoints new head of distribution. MORE»

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Are financial markets too complacent about geopolitical risks?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 8:55AM  1 comment

Financial markets appear to be overlooking any potential volatility from global political and other international developments, according to MJW in commentary attached to its latest survey of fund performances. MORE»

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