Insights overview

Keep up to date with our latest market insights

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, market updates and videos to keep you informed.


For my money

Are you a Summer KiwiSaver scheme member?
Read Martin Hawes' latest "For my money" article. This month he covers the importance of a having a logical and methodical way of seeing if we may be headed for a recession and discusses the five main factors that we think are the best indicators of whether an economy is likely to turn down.

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Investor education

While KiwiSaver is about retirement, along the way we’d like to help you learn about investments. In this section each month Martin covers a different topic designed to expand your investment knowledge.   

This month Martin talks about how active managers like us have the potential to add value and how home ground advantage is important.

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Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know!

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 DashboardExpectations for global economic growth peaked in March 2018 and have since been impacted by the potential impacts of trade wars, Brexit, rising interest rates and geopolitical tensions.

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Video insights

Martin covers a range of topics in our short videos. Whether you're looking for introduction to Summer or wanting to learn more about investing, you'll find it here! There's even one about eating frogs - you know, that famous Mark Twain analogy?!

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In the media

Keep up to date with what’s going on by reading the latest media articles prepared by Martin, or where he has commented on topical issues.

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