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Responsible investing

Responsible investing - have your cake and eat it too By Ainsley McLaren (Executive Director) & Shannon Murphy (Investment Specialist) - Harbour Asset Management Increasingly, we have found that people are asking us about responsible or ethical investing. This interest comes from two different generations of investors. The baby boomers tend...

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Has your term deposit had its day?

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has published a helpful new guide to managed funds following research suggesting more New Zealanders are considering alternative investments because of low interest rates.According to the FMA: An FMA survey of 195 term deposit investors last month found that 43% of them were likely to invest less...

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Investing To Make A Difference

Investing to make a difference: Driving social change through investment By Rebekah Swan, AMP Capital ESG Investment Specialist, NZ | Client Advocate | Head of Product - AMP Capital A growing field of investment which is capturing the attention of mainstream investors is impact investing. In the past, responsible or ethical investing...

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“Yes Minister.”

We agree clients should come first. In late September, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Chris Faafoi announced a plan for some important new regime changes for banks, insurers and non-bank deposit takers.AdviceFirst Chief Executive Mark Ennis says he’s pleased the Government’s new plans reflect AdviceFirst’s long-standing...

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Timely Holiday Advice…

Timely holiday advice… The holiday season is fast approaching. So, imagine you’re heading for the airport for that long-awaited overseas break. You’ve got your togs, your toothbrush, insect repellant, holiday reading etc.  And you’ve got your plane ticket. You arrive at the airport two hours before boarding and march up to the check-in counter....

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An App For Better Health?

Could a new app help lead you to better health? In recent years, specialist software providers have created applications to help people compare different insurance companies’ options.The reality is that product differentiation between insurers is subtle, and, as a result, price often continues to have an influence on Advisers and...

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