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Which is more important – fees or performance?

14 May 2018  by   Ed Tomlinson

A few recent articles have highlighted the fees charged by KiwiSaver providers and urged members to select the lowest cost options, but is this really the best advice? Our analysis of the New Zealand KiwiSaver market shows that funds with lower fees have tended to deliver below-average returns.

Is the glass really half empty?

13 Apr 2016  by   Guy Fisher

Should investors be prepared for lower investment returns than they've been used to? Our recent economic and investment forecasts seem indicate so. But should we be being more optimistic?

Market turbulence…yet again

There is cause for some concern, in that a global slowdown looks to be under way, but it is a rather more complex story than being just about China.

The importance of regular investment reviews

20 Mar 2015  by   Guy Fisher

Sound investment governance is the foundation for meeting investment objectives in a sustainable manner. An annual high-level review of the investment framework is part of good governance and can help pension plan investors and trustees to resolve issues and mitigate risk within their fund structure.

It’s all about timing!

06 Mar 2015  by   Doug Webber

The only constant in life is change; we know this, just as we know that investment markets go up and down on a daily basis. So, what’s the best approach to take to investing in the market?