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Very good returns for less risk a real option

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for Growth KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

Cracking returns from aggressive KiwiSaver funds

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for aggressive KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

NZ Govt Bond tender number 529 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$824 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.09%

The hunt for a socially responsible KiwiSaver

Craig Simpson reviews the Socially Responsible Funds available in KiwiSaver in the wake of ASB closing the FirstChoice Global Sustainability Fund

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 528 results

Smallest Government inflation linked tender in 2014 still draws plenty of support with the average weighted accepted yield recorded at 2.56% (previously 2.67%)

KiwiSaver money go-round

FMA concerned transfers between KiwiSaver providers have almost doubled over past 12 months

Long dated LGFA bonds in demand

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 23

Australasian shares and property winners

We review the regular savings returns for aggressive & growth KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

NZ Govt Bond tender number 525 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$955 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.09% (previously 4.19%)

Over 5% yield for 9-year LGFA bond

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 22

A handful of managers shine

We review the regular savings returns for Moderate and Balanced KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best longterm returns

Updated KiwiSaver returns - June 2014

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We update and compare the KiwiSaver returns of all conservative funds, including default funds, using our unique 'regular savings' method of assessing performance

KiwiSaver new kids on the block turn one

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A review of BNZ and Generate KiwiSaver schemes one year on; a solid start and many positives

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 524 results

Diminishing demand for longer dated NZ Govt bonds with weighted average accepted yield falling to 2.67% (previously 2.83%)

Auckland Airport refinancing offshore

Auckland Airport borrows US$250 mln for 12 years at lowest borrowing margin against US Treasuries for NZ company in the last decade

NZ Govt Bond tender number 523 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$200 mln received bids for NZ$677 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.19% (previously 4.23%)

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 522 results

Solid interest in latest Inflation Linked bond tender but just like the May issue a majority of bids were unsuccessful; weighted average yield 2.83% (2.80% last time)

What happened Wednesday

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Green light for F&P Finance restructure; BNZ meets market on TD's; more spent on travel & healthcare in June; RBNZ up's GDP forecast; new lending code; court date set for Hanover

Pluses and minuses of ANZ KiwiSaver fee changes

ANZ's OnePath KiwiSaver scheme cuts member fee to align with bank scheme; devil in the detail as more aggressive investors with larger balances worse off; Will ANZ consolidate funds?