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Three themes a top fund manager is watching closely

Markets are full of conflicting message at the moment. In this feature the Harbour Asset Management team explain what's happening and how the are positioning their portfolios.

Sunday, October 13th, 1:56PM

Global share markets bounced back during September with the MSCI World recovering from August’s falls to return 2.3% in local currencies. A feature of global markets during the month was the resurgence of value stocks, with the MSCI World Value index outperforming the Growth index by 3.3% over the month. This reflected a combination of factors, including increased potential...MORE»

What really makes a diversified income fund run?

Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00AM

It's time to take a proper look under the bonnet and find out what makes a diversified income fund run. Who else better to ask than Mint’s diversified income fund mechanic (ok Portfolio Manager) Marek Krzeczkowski to explain the components that impact the running, and ultimately the performance of these types of funds.

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Not all high yielding stocks are equal. Here's three that deserve second-thoughts

Tuesday, September 24th, 3:09PM

It's easy for investors to be allured by high-dividend yields, particularly in the current low interest rate environment; but it pays to be wary. 

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A guide to contrarian investing

Tuesday, September 17th, 6:00AM

Does contrarian investing really work? CastlePoint Funds Management explains the process and what is required to succeed.

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Harbour takes a cautious approach as downside risks increase

Thursday, September 12th, 4:34PM

The Harbour team examine market movements in the past month, and what they are watching going forward. Find out how they are positioning their portfolios.

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General Finance seeing strong interest from UDC investors

Friday, April 5th, 4:35PM

The short term fixed interest market has been dominated by ANZ owned UDC over recent years. MORE»

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»

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FMA: Time to show what KiwiSaver members get for fees

Thursday, October 10th, 6:00AM  6 comments

KiwiSaver providers can expect pressure to show what value they're giving members, after an analysis prepared for the Financial Markets Authority showed they charge higher fees than comparable British funds. MORE»

KiwiSaver’s dark web

Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00AM

Some KiwiSaver funds could be less liquid than they claim. MORE»

FSC KiwiSaver overhaul: Boost access to advice

Wednesday, September 11th, 6:00AM

Financial advice could be provided free or at a discount to SuperGold cardholders, or be made tax-deductible, the Financial Services Council has suggested among its package of recommendations to overhaul KiwiSaver. MORE»

Which KiwiSaver funds will weather the currency war?

Monday, September 2nd, 1:39PM

It’s important to understand how different KiwiSaver Schemes manage foreign currency within their international share exposure. Michael Lang explains. MORE»

Financial advisers want KiwiSaver to get SMarT

Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00AM  2 comments

A group of four financial advice businesses wants the Government to consider implementing behavioural finance techniques to boost KiwiSaver returns. MORE»

KiwiSaver providers question loss-making assumptions

Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00AM  3 comments

KiwiSaver providers are raising questions about a series of prescribed assumptions they will have to use to show clients' KiwiSaver balance projections – including that defensive funds will lose money in real terms each year. MORE»

Hobson Wealth latest to enter KiwiSaver with a robo solution

Friday, August 16th, 12:03PM

A new robo-advised KiwiSaver scheme, partly-owned by sharebroker Hobson Wealth, is set to launch in a month's time, designed to offer better investor outcomes. MORE»

Default KiwiSaver scheme set for overhaul

Wednesday, August 7th, 9:18PM  2 comments

Default KiwiSaver schemes may no longer be conservative, and could be forced to charge lower fees, if Government proposals for a revamp of the scheme are adopted. MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.10    0.10    0.11
ASB Bank 0.10    0.41    0.42
ASB Bank 0.10    0.59    0.56
ASB Bank 0.10    0.61    0.64
ASB Bank 0.15    0.66    0.69
ASB Bank 0.20    0.72    0.75
BNZ 0.10    0.10    0.10
Heartland Bank 1.00    2.59    2.70
Kiwibank 0.30    0.77    0.88
Kiwibank 0.90    1.81    1.89
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
SBS Bank 1.50    -    -
TSB Bank 0.90    1.64    1.71
Westpac 0.35    0.36    0.38
Westpac 0.05    0.10    0.11
Westpac 1.40    2.16    2.26

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.50    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.00    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 2.65    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.05    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 2.80    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.05    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.00    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.05    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 3.20    -    -
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 2.25    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 2.40    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 2.50    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 2.50    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 2.50    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 2.60    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 2.65    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 2.65    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 1.90    2.72    2.85
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 2.95    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 2.80    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 2.80    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 2.90    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.00    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.10    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.10    2.72    2.82
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 2.75    3.49    3.65
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 2.70    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days -    3.65    3.81
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 2.35    3.03    3.17
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months -    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 2.60    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 2.40    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 2.70    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 2.70    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 2.80    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 2.75    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.15    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 2.70    3.79    3.96
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