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Dire Straits for Infrastructure Funds

One of the Cook Strait ferry operators, Strait Shipping, was mentioned in the news recently. Although it doesn’t feature in any of Castle Point’s investments, it did tweak our interest.

Tuesday, September 18th, 8:00AM

Strait Shipping was established by Jim Barker in 1992, who needed a reliable and cost-effective way of moving his livestock between the North and South Islands.

Strait Shipping was what might be considered a ‘disrupter’, a new entrant with an offering capable of taking material market share from the incumbent. To truly qualify as a disrupter, the new entrant generally needs a different...MORE»

Investing: The Good-Bad-Good of Share Buybacks

Tuesday, September 11th, 8:00AM

“Corporate cocaine”, “sugar high for corporations”, and “stock price manipulation” – all phrases media use to describe share buybacks. In a buyback, a corporation buys its own shares, often in the open market but sometimes through a tender process.

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Perspective On Markets - It's An Age Thing

Tuesday, September 4th, 8:00AM

In many respects, we tend to view the price of a conventional bond and the price earnings ratio of an equity as being broadly equivalent concepts, in that the bond price in effect is the market price for the payment of a known (fixed) income amount over a usually finite number of years, while a PER is the market’s current valuation of a largely unknown income stream over an unknown time span. 

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Investing: Understanding non-financial risks

Tuesday, August 21st, 8:30AM

Responsible investment is the topic du jour in the global investment world.

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Corporate Values, worth the effort?

Tuesday, August 14th, 9:36AM

"Communication. Respect. Integrity. Excellence." - Enron

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Finance boost for UDC buyer

Monday, July 3rd, 8:34PM

TIP Trailer Services, a subsidiary of HNA Group leading the purchase of UDC from ANZ, has secured new financing arrangements to a total of $2.7 billion for UDC which will be effective when the sale is complete. MORE»

UDC vote approves trust deed change

Wednesday, June 21st, 7:33PM

UDC Finance debenture holders have voted to pass a special resolution to change the company's trust deed, clearing the way for sale. MORE»

UDC: On track for sale

Tuesday, June 6th, 7:21PM

UDC Finance says its half-year profit of $30.2 million positions it well for new ownership. MORE»

FMT ticks over $500m in investments

Thursday, May 4th, 8:10AM

While banks clamp down on lending and restrictions tighten for investors, one non-bank lender has more money to offer than ever. MORE»

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»

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AFA concerns on back-burner for now

Monday, August 27th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Financial advisers who raised concerns about KiwiSaver have been told a review of default provider arrangements will consider those issues – but not until next year. MORE»

NZ Funds targeting clients' points of pain

Monday, August 13th, 6:00AM

NZ Funds has launched a new pension transfer service with a difference: its nationwide UK pension transfer team are offering to do the transfer advice and processing free of charge, before passing the client back to their adviser to be advised within the context of their usual ongoing advice relationship. MORE»

A breach of trust? Private asset ownership in KiwiSaver

Monday, August 6th, 8:30AM

The recent announcement that the NZ Super Fund was considering investing in the Government’s proposed Auckland light rail networks has re-ignited calls for KiwiSaver to be used to fund local infrastructure investments. MORE»

No clear reason for KiwiSaver success

Monday, July 30th, 6:00AM

Morningstar says there’s no clear differentiating factor that makes high-performing KiwiSaver funds stand out. MORE»

The employer’s conundrum

Monday, July 2nd, 10:00AM  2 comments

Why have so few employers chosen a preferred provider scheme? MORE»

Law changes offer greater KiwiSaver flexibility

Monday, July 2nd, 6:00AM

Proposed changes to KiwiSaver will allow over 65s to join the scheme and introduce new contribution rates. MORE»

Advisers set clients on right investment path

Friday, June 22nd, 6:00AM

Investors who work with advisers are on track to achieve better outcomes in their KiwiSaver accounts. MORE»

What New Zealanders want from KiwiSaver may surprise you

Wednesday, June 20th, 10:27AM  1 comment

NZ Funds has conducted some research on what people like and what motivates their decisions when making KiwiSaver decisions. It makes for interesting reading. MORE»

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    10 September 2018
    The APN Asian REIT Fund is an Australian Unit Trust (AUT) providing investors access to a benchmark unaware portfolio of Asian Real Estate Investment Trusts...
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    Opportunities emerging in Asian equities
    Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to deliver significant capital gains to shareholders over a three- to five-year horizon, primarily through investing in Asian...
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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
SBS Bank 1.50    -    -
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 2.65    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.40    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.25    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.00    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.40    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.45    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.55    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 3.80    -    -
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 2.90    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 2.95    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 4.00    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.50    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.45    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.40    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.25    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.25    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.65    2.72    2.85
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.60    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.45    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.50    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.60    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.70    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.90    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.83    2.96
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.15    3.65    3.81
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months 3.35    3.39    3.55
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.00    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.35    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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