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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. 

You may have been hearing or reading discussions about investors moving from growth to value. This month Martin outlines what it means and shares Summer’s view.

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Investor education

Martin again revisits the topic of diversification, but this time considering the importance of it inside an asset class and how Fund Managers and investors consider this in a portfolio.

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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

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      • Equity markets generally delivered another quarter of strong returns. Corporate sector profitability has continued to positively surprise on the back of buoyant economic conditions, COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, reopening of economies, and massive monetary and fiscal support from central banks and governments.

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·          Equity markets generally delivered another quarter of strong returns. Corporate sector profitability has continued to positively surprise on the back of buoyant economic conditions, COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, reopening of economies, and massive monetary and fiscal support from central banks and governments.