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Crisis Investing

Mar 24 2020
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Crisis Investing

The global spread of COVID-19 over the past three weeks has resulted in an unprecedented reaction from investment markets,  governments and businesses. Our investment team provides an update on major events and our answer to the common question we are receiving from investors; Should I sell out of my shares?

KiwiSaver Shake-up: Default fund changes and what they mean for you

Mar 04 2020
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KiwiSaver Shake-up: Default fund changes and what they mean for you

This week the Government announced new changes to KiwiSaver default providers.  From 1 July 2021 default KiwiSaver providers will be required to shift members’ funds from conservative to balanced investment profiles and exclude investments in fossil fuel and illegal weapons.

The Role of a Professional Trustee when Buying or Selling Property in a Trust

Mar 03 2020
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The Role of a Professional Trustee when Buying or Selling Property in a Trust

Being a trustee is a big responsibility. Many people have agreed to be trustees for friends or relatives but have no idea just what duties and potential liabilities they have taken on. There are many legal duties placed on trustees and when it comes to buying or selling property in a trust, a trustee must carry out certain duties to ensure they are acting in the best interests of beneficiaries.  

Investor Basics

Mar 03 2020
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Investor Basics

Investing doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With some patience and persistence, anyone can be successful and achieve their financial goals. Here are a list of investor basics to get you started on your investment journey.

Investment Insights: Coronavirus

Mar 03 2020
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Investment Insights: Coronavirus

On 31 December 2019 the World Health Organisation announced the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Wuhan, China. Initially, there was a relatively calm reaction from global share markets, however they have since experienced the quickest correction in history. 

Retirement Villages - How Retirement Village Residents and Intending Residents are Protected

Feb 28 2020
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Retirement Villages - How Retirement Village Residents and Intending Residents are Protected

The first in this series of articles looked at how retirement villages are organised and how they relate to the legal framework of the Retirement Villages Act 2003. We now examine the Act in more detail and how residents and intending residents are protected.The first in this series of articles looked at how retirement villages are organised and how they relate to the legal framework of the Retirement Villages Act 2003. We now examine the Act in more detail and how residents and intending residents are protected.