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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?

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For my money

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

In this month's For My Money, Martin considers investment losses in the context of cash and fixed interest. Usually they come as a surprise – an unpleasant surprise - because investors seldom put their money into things that they know will make them poorer.

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Investor education

In this month’s investor education, Martin looks at share ownership and reflect on the sometimes irrational partner called Mr or Mrs Market.

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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

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  • The past quarter has been (another) good one for equity investors. The majority of major global share markets delivered strong returns. After lagging year-to-date, the New Zealand market delivered very healthy returns in August. A softer New Zealand dollar vs. the US dollar boosted global portfolio returns for domestic investors. Read more >