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Investment commentary – May 2021

Investment commentary – May 2021

Together with AMP New Zealand we provide a summary of the how the global markets performed in May 2021 and the key drivers of these results. To use a common sporting analogy, May was a month of two halves for global markets. In the first part of the month, there was some uncertainty and market volatility due to: Higher than expected inflation...

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Don’t miss out on your $521 KiwiSaver government contribution

Don’t miss out on your $521 KiwiSaver government contribution

Every year the Government contributes up to $521 to eligible KiwiSaver accounts. To get the full amount you must have contributed at least $1042.86^ in the period 1 July to 30 June (the KiwiSaver year). Generally, if you’re on an annual salary or wages of $35,000 or more and are contributing at a minimum rate of 3% from your pay, or if you make...

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Help your people bridge the financial literacy gap

Help your people bridge the financial literacy gap

Financial worries are a key source of stress among workers, and COVID-19 has had an adverse impact on people’s stress levels and financial security. If your team's wellbeing is important you, you should consider including a financial education component to your wellness strategy. A recent study by the Financial Services Council New Zealand found...

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