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NZ sharemarket turns positive after days of decline

The New Zealand sharemarket calmed down and made a small gain, as blue-chip stock Ebos Group provided normal service with a solid first-half financial result.

Wednesday, February 21st, 7:00PM

The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell to a late morning low of 11,512.64 and recovered strongly in the afternoon to close at 11,590.47, up 19.25 points or 0.17%.

There were 87 decliners and 57 gainers over the whole market on volumes of 26.94 million share transactions worth $102.55m.

Jeremy Sullivan, investment adviser with Hamilton Hindin Greene, said: “So far, we’ve seen a volatile earnings ...MORE»

[OPINION] Four Steps to Preserve your Family’s Wealth and Legacy

Wednesday, February 21st, 10:55AM

The past half-decade has seen more shifting in the landscape for New Zealand trusts than in the several decades before: the Trusts Act 2019 was introduced and took effect in early 2021 after years of consultation and review, reporting and disclosure requirements for Trusts have increased considerably through the IRD; and now the trustee tax rate is to be raised from 33% to 39% on 1 April (excluding charitable trusts) – effectively an 18.2% rate increase. The rationale is to align this rate with the top personal tax rate of 39% for income above $180,000.


AMP's NZ arm lifts profit despite "challenging" KiwiSaver conditions

Tuesday, February 20th, 7:56AM

AMP said its New Zealand wealth management business' KiwiSaver operations experienced a “challenging” second-half in 2023 with net cashflow for the year of A$70 million.


Recent studies show that passive investing now outweighs active investing

In this article we look at the relentless rise of passive investing.

Saturday, February 17th, 8:16AM

By Stephen Bennie

I recently saw a chart in a broker daily note that gave me some pause. It wasn’t exactly a revelation, but it did shock me. I think the main reason was that the time frame of the chart did not strike me as that long. It must be a sign of getting on in years when a chart with a 15-year history seems like a short amount of time. For me it matches the time in my career when I ...MORE»

NZ Super a taonga we can afford as is - retirement commissioner

Friday, February 16th, 6:21AM  2 comments

Claims NZ Super is unaffordable aren’t borne out by independent analysis, says the Retirement Commission.


Magellan appoints new CEO

Thursday, February 15th, 11:43AM

Magellan nabs Maple-Brown Abbott CEO to lead the company. 


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Complaint resolution course grows

Wednesday, February 21st, 3:00AM

A Complaint Response and Management course, launched last year by Massey University’s financial education and research (Fin-Ed) centre and the Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme (IFSO Scheme) has reached 100 enrolments. MORE»

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[GRTV] Three to four fund sweet spot with multi manager KiwiSaver

Wednesday, December 20th, 6:31AM

KiwiSaver is not perfect but even in its current state it is still positive and important to New Zealanders. MORE»

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Recent studies show that passive investing now outweighs active investing

Saturday, February 17th, 8:16AM

In this article we look at the relentless rise of passive investing. MORE»

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nib NZ puts commission, adviser changes on hold while it deals with IT glitches

Monday, February 19th, 5:00PM

nib New Zealand has decided to put on hold changes it had planned to its commercial model, the adviser commission rates and to the nib intermediary agreement because of glitches in its IT service delivery. MORE»

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ASB has only 370 distressed home loan customers

Friday, February 16th, 12:22PM

The ASB Bank has only 370 out of its about 230,000 home loan customers that have got into financial strife as a result of rising interest rates, chief executive Vittoria Shortt says. MORE»

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Chubb announce the appointment of General Manager – Distribution

Wednesday, February 21st, 2:22AM

Chubb delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Hand to the role of General Manager – Distribution. MORE»

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KiwiSaver reaches $104 billion

Wednesday, February 14th, 12:51PM

Market movements saw KiwiSaver assets grow $8 billion in the last quarter of 2023, ending the year at $104 billion according to Morningstar’s latest data. MORE»

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