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24 Aug 16, 2:29pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 40; demand greater in short and longer maturities; very low rate of bids accepted; average weighted yield a smidge under 3%
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24 Aug 16, 12:53pm
Craig Simpson discusses the KiwiSaver ethical & socially responsible investment options and thinks the current media hype is unwarranted
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18 Aug 16, 3:12pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #580; 2025 maturity proving popular with investors; 4.8 time covered with $720 mln worth of bids received; average weighted accepted yield 2.04% (previously 2.12%)
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12 Aug 16, 2:14pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender #579; yield plummets to 1.57% (1.85% previously); coverage ratio spikes
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4 Aug 16, 7:02am
KiwiSaver long term returns retreat although Brexit vote had little impact overall; excess cash and defensive positioning hurting some funds
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3 Aug 16, 6:02am
Our comprehensive review of regular savings returns to June 30, 2016 for aggressive KiwiSaver funds shows the top 5 are adding over $12,400 more value to investors than the top 5 default funds
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1 Aug 16, 2:51pm
AMP gives birth to additional 16 KiwiSaver funds in a bid to meet customer demand and fight off bank competition; provides access to some better performing competitor products
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1 Aug 16, 6:00am
Former Tower CEO launches nonprofit KiwiSaver plan, Simplicity; lays down a fierce challenge to rival KiwiSaver managers
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30 Jul 16, 8:49am
Our comprehensive review of KiwiSaver Growth funds to June 30, 2016 identifies the top performers
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29 Jul 16, 6:17am
Our comprehensive review of Balanced KiwiSaver fund returns to June 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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28 Jul 16, 2:14pm
Tender 578 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$348 mln; 40 bps drop on average yield and considerably better coverage ratio, but still below earlier auction levels
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26 Jul 16, 4:25pm
Our comprehensive review of moderate fund regular savings returns as at June 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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22 Jul 16, 5:03am
Our comprehensive review of conservative KiwiSaver fund performance to June 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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21 Jul 16, 4:30pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #577; new 2025 maturity popular with investors; $394 mln worth of bids received; average weighted accepted yield 2.12%
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20 Jul 16, 2:20pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 39; better demand and coverage ratio, preference for longer dated debt; average weighted yield just shy of 3%
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18 Jul 16, 7:05am
Our comprehensive review of Default KiwiSaver fund performance to June 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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14 Jul 16, 2:17pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender #576; yield continues downward trend 1.85% (1.9% previously); coverage ratio declines substantially
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6 Jul 16, 3:16pm
Tender 8010 to repurchase up to $500 mln worth of 2017 governnment bonds successful; average weighted yield 1.96%
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23 Jun 16, 2:10pm
Tender 575 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$284 mln; investors keep their powder dry ahead of Brexit vote; worst coverage ratio for this series so far; yield shows small tick up
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23 Jun 16, 5:00am
Craig Simpson looks ahead to what's in store for KiwiSaver investors at the end of the June quarter
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