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A closer look at how much of a task it's going to be shifting billions of dollars invested by default KiwiSaver members to new providers and higher risk/return funds
15th May 21, 5:00am
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A closer look at how much of a task it's going to be shifting billions of dollars invested by default KiwiSaver members to new providers and higher risk/return funds
Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
11th Feb 21, 1:47pm
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Mercer's David Scobie examines the 'confounding' strong investment returns made in the past year
Mercer's David Scobie says alongside being a human tragedy, March 2020 was one of the worst months for asset prices in modern history
2nd Apr 20, 1:57pm
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Mercer's David Scobie says alongside being a human tragedy, March 2020 was one of the worst months for asset prices in modern history
Mercer's David Scobie says share markets across the world were buoyant in the past year and New Zealand equities topped the table with an exceptional 32% return
18th Feb 20, 9:52am
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Mercer's David Scobie says share markets across the world were buoyant in the past year and New Zealand equities topped the table with an exceptional 32% return
Mercer's David Scobie explains how referring to past performance has its uses when selecting investment products, but can be a comfort blanket with many holes
21st Mar 19, 9:49am
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Mercer's David Scobie explains how referring to past performance has its uses when selecting investment products, but can be a comfort blanket with many holes
Mercer's David Scobie says financial markets have delivered investors a reality check
4th Feb 19, 8:25am
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Mercer's David Scobie says financial markets have delivered investors a reality check
The KiwiSaver results are in for the December 2018 quarter and we review how high market volatility affected our retirement savings accounts, with a detailed look at Default funds
2nd Feb 19, 10:02am
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The KiwiSaver results are in for the December 2018 quarter and we review how high market volatility affected our retirement savings accounts, with a detailed look at Default funds
Despite recent market volatility most KiwiSavers should be happy with their investment. Now is not the time to be cutting and running or you will miss the benefits of long term investing. Even default funds are doing better
14th Oct 18, 5:02am
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Despite recent market volatility most KiwiSavers should be happy with their investment. Now is not the time to be cutting and running or you will miss the benefits of long term investing. Even default funds are doing better
David Chaston joins the call for KiwiSavers to move investments in default funds elsewhere, unless they're nearing retirement
20th Jul 18, 9:43am
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David Chaston joins the call for KiwiSavers to move investments in default funds elsewhere, unless they're nearing retirement
Mercer's David Scobie says inflation may be lying low at the moment - but it is lurking
8th May 18, 7:25am
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Mercer's David Scobie says inflation may be lying low at the moment - but it is lurking
The tide is going out for investors in KiwiSaver Default funds as the heavy allocation in fixed-income securities risks valuation readjustment down, cancelling any gains in yields
17th Apr 18, 5:00am
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The tide is going out for investors in KiwiSaver Default funds as the heavy allocation in fixed-income securities risks valuation readjustment down, cancelling any gains in yields
Mercer's David Scobie suggests investors not partial to “rolling the dice” sit out the cryptocurrency action and marvel as more of the story unfolds
20th Mar 18, 7:47am
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Mercer's David Scobie suggests investors not partial to “rolling the dice” sit out the cryptocurrency action and marvel as more of the story unfolds
Kris Faafoi wants to see more default KiwiSaver providers reduce fees, after just two of the nine providers cut theirs after a government review, but industry players are not so keen
16th Feb 18, 10:22am
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Kris Faafoi wants to see more default KiwiSaver providers reduce fees, after just two of the nine providers cut theirs after a government review, but industry players are not so keen
We review the overall performance of the KiwiSaver funds industry, one that will reach $50 bln invested in 2018. Results have been good overall but there is a wide divergence between managers
5th Feb 18, 9:43am
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We review the overall performance of the KiwiSaver funds industry, one that will reach $50 bln invested in 2018. Results have been good overall but there is a wide divergence between managers
On the back of buoyant and positive markets, our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to December 2017 identifies who is doing best
26th Jan 18, 9:01am
On the back of buoyant and positive markets, our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to December 2017 identifies who is doing best
Mercer's David Scobie assesses how KiwiSaver has worked out for members over the past decade on an after-tax, after-fees basis across the various risk categories
8th Nov 17, 9:26am
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Mercer's David Scobie assesses how KiwiSaver has worked out for members over the past decade on an after-tax, after-fees basis across the various risk categories
Our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to September 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
17th Oct 17, 7:41am
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Our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to September 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
Our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to June 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
27th Jul 17, 11:10am
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Our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to June 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
Our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to March 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
13th Jun 17, 2:11pm
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Our comprehensive review of default KiwiSaver fund performance to March 2017, identifying who has the best long-term returns
FMA criticised for compromising quality by trying to increase the quantity of KiwiSaver advice on offer
8th Mar 17, 7:38am
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FMA criticised for compromising quality by trying to increase the quantity of KiwiSaver advice on offer
David Scobie, senior consultant at Mercer, reflects on the risk and return outcomes experienced by KiwiSaver members since inception
21st Nov 16, 1:09pm
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David Scobie, senior consultant at Mercer, reflects on the risk and return outcomes experienced by KiwiSaver members since inception
KiwiSaver long term returns retreat although Brexit vote had little impact overall; excess cash and defensive positioning hurting some funds
4th Aug 16, 7:02am
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KiwiSaver long term returns retreat although Brexit vote had little impact overall; excess cash and defensive positioning hurting some funds
Mercer and Cigna partner to provide KiwiSaver cover of $200 a month for people who have to stop working
7th Sep 15, 12:05am
Mercer and Cigna partner to provide KiwiSaver cover of $200 a month for people who have to stop working
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced the selection of nine KiwiSaver default providers for a seven year term starting in July
28th Mar 14, 8:52am
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Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced the selection of nine KiwiSaver default providers for a seven year term starting in July
Mercer's KiwiSaver results show portfolios hit by recent market turmoil but hold up over the longer term
15th Jul 13, 9:44am
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Mercer's KiwiSaver results show portfolios hit by recent market turmoil but hold up over the longer term