Rachel Strevens, founder of NZ fintech pioneering firm, Invsta, explains why robo-advice served up with user-friendly digital tools and human connections could boost financial literacy, consumer outcomes and advisory business options… One of the key themes that emerged out of the recent Financial Services Council (FSC) New Zealand Generations Conference was the issue of financial… [Read More…]
The global cosmetic business is making up for lost time, as changing demographics spurs both rapid growth and a new-look industry. Kiwi Invest global thematic senior equity analyst, Frank Braden, scrapes back the concealer to reveal why the beauty market is booming, and how it can lift portfolio returns…
Following the lockdown measures and the global effects of Covid-19, New Zealand is facing its deepest recession in decades. This trend is echoed globally, as the World Bank forecasts that the world economy will shrink by approximately 5.2% this year. However, as seen in the past, a downturn in economic activity usually leads to a… [Read More…]
With two new platform-based schemes due for launch, David Boyle, Mint Asset Management Head of Sales and Marketing, says KiwiSaver will finally enter the supermarket era – giving members the wider range of choice they deserve… Love it or hate it, KiwiSaver has grown through some challenging times and suffered some unusual parenting along the… [Read More…]
The hunt for yield is on again, with a vengeance. But how much risk will investors take to get it, and do they really understand what chasing high yield means for their hard-earned savings? Mint chief executive, Rebecca Thomas, explains why eating some capital return is a better option for income-hungry Kiwi investors… Internationally,… [Read More…]
David Boyle, Mint Asset Management head of sales, explains how socially responsible investing (SRI) is embedded in the manager’s process – and why the UNPRI rating is a hallmark of transparency… COVID-19 has had a massive impact socially, financially and environmentally, affecting every corner of the globe in 2020. As we navigate our way through… [Read More…]
As the COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdowns and market volatility across the globe, BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNP Paribas) provides a custodian’s unique perspective on how the New Zealand and regional markets responded.
The journey from start-up to scale-up for NZ fintech firms is tough enough even in the best of times let alone in the current challenging circumstances. But now YouDo, and other founding partners, has made the ride a little easier for local fintechs with the new pro-bono support program, The Golden Ticket, snapped up for the first time by, Kernel Wealth…
As regulators crack down harder on AML obligations, all financial services firms need to ensure they have robust client-onboarding processes. YouDo’s Tim Packer explains how digital beats paper every time…
Listed property was on song in 2019 before losing its mojo this year as the coronavirus struck. But are the real estate blues simply a crisis-triggered reversion to the mean or is something more fundamental at play? Mint Asset Management senior real estate portfolio manager, Carlie Eve, puts property in its place… Investors having a… [Read More…]
Does your company depend on a mission-critical spreadsheet? You might run the risk of losing valuable data and making miscalculated decisions due to input errors. Find out how YouDo helped Harbour Asset Management turn their Gross Returns Spreadsheet into a powerful and permanent software solution that would become an invaluable company asset.
As global interest rates sink to near zero or below, the search for regular income has become increasingly desperate. But, according to Mint Asset Management’s David Boyle, yield-oriented investors must remember that ‘certainty’ can come at a high cost. In May 2006 the last great wave of NZ finance company collapses began to surge in… [Read More…]
With active management well ahead on points, says Mint Asset Management. In the COVID-19 era high volatility is the new reality but Rebecca Thomas, Chief Executive Officer Mint Asset Management, explains why investors need a steady hand in shaky markets. In what looks now like an exquisite piece of market timing, the Financial Markets… [Read More…]
Climate change has moved from the wings to centre stage for the global financial services industry. Trustees Executors chief risk officer, Robert Sloan*, explains why the NZ finance sector must act with more urgency in 2020… With the start of a new year it’s customary to unpack the crystal ball and examine some of… [Read More…]
Mint Asset Management chief, Rebecca Thomas, explains an active strategy that can take the edge off losses in volatile times…