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We are investment specialists – as part of Forsyth Barr, we have an over 80 year history in investment markets utilising world-class research. Our Investment Committee is chaired by Martin Hawes, a respected investment specialist.

Below we share our knowledge of investment markets via articles, research and market updates to keep you informed.


Morning report

Want to keep in touch with what's happened in the markets overnight?

Read the morning report from Forsyth Barr. 


For my money

Are you a Summer KiwiSaver scheme member?
Read Martin Hawes' latest "For my money" article. 

Martin covers the reasons and risks for a more optimistic view of markets.

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Investor education

When people think of investment risk, they are often thinking of absolute loss – i.e. that an investment will crash and burn, and the loss is permanent. That does, of course, happen – there are plenty of instances of investments failing and taking all or part of peoples’ money with it forever.

However, when we think about risk for a portfolio of investments such as a KiwiSaver fund, in Martin's opinion we should not be thinking of an absolute loss. A portfolio will have many investments and it is unlikely that they will all fail and suffer absolute loss. In this month’s investor education he considers this.

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Our Becoming an investor guide is a great resource if you are new to investing. This explains key concepts about investing generally and how this can relate to your KiwiSaver investment.  

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Becoming an investor (281 KB) 

For a plain English guide to KiwiSaver view the KiwiSaver Glossary put together by Workplace Savings NZ. 


Forsyth Barr research

Exclusive for members of the Summer KiwiSaver scheme, keep up to date with what's happening in the world with research from Forsyth Barr's experienced team of research analysts.

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Read our latest market update

Background image Laptop DashboardThe last quarter of 2019 heralded a stake shift in sentiment within financial markets. The mood lifted from cautiously wary, to a more optimistic outlook for the year ahead.  Read more >