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AMP Capital – A short guide to Passive, Index and ETF Investing

In this note we provide an overview of the group of investment vehicle types termed “passive”, “index”, or “Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)”. These are often lumped together in media reporting,and while they have some features in common, there are several important differences that it is important for investors to understand.

This paper does not discuss the arguments for and againstactive versus passive funds management, but explains the key consequences of adopting a passive, indexed approach, whether that is implemented via a managed […]

By |2019-03-20T14:33:04+00:00March 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Smarter by the dozen: InvestNow adds five NZX passive funds

Media Release – 19th March 2019

New Zealand’s biggest direct-to-consumer managed funds platform, InvestNow, has added five index products to its range in response to customer demand.

Mike Heath, InvestNow general manager, says the platform took on the five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offered by the NZX-owned Smartshares following a client survey.

“We already had seven Smartshares ETFs on InvestNow but our clients were asking for more choice,” Heath said. “The five new funds were clear favourites among our investors.”

The new Smartshares ETFs now available on InvestNow comprise the: Emerging Markets […]

By |2019-03-20T14:09:19+00:00March 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Five New Smartshares Funds Available Now!

We recently asked customers which Smartshares funds they would most like added to the range available on InvestNow.

There were five clear favourites and we are really pleased to announce that these are available now, for you to add to your InvestNow portfolio:

  • Emerging Markets Fund
  • NZ Dividend Fund
  • NZ Property Fund
  • US Large Growth Fund
  • US Mid Cap Fund


If you want to learn some more about these, and the other seven Smartshares funds we offer, please visit the

By |2019-03-15T13:22:51+00:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Cost, confusion, complexity: what Cullen’s CGT means for fund investors

21 February 2019 – Anthony Edmonds, MD Implemented Investment Solutions 

The Tax Working Group (TWG) proposals released this morning would skew New Zealand investors away from local assets, distort the KiwiSaver market and mangle the portfolio investment entity (PIE) regime if introduced, according to the founder of the country’s largest direct-to-consumer managed fund platform.

Anthony Edmonds, InvestNow founder, said while the TWG final report includes some welcome reforms, overall the capital gains tax (CGT) recommendations would add cost, complexity and confusion […]

By |2019-02-22T09:14:45+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

India Avenue Equity Fund now available to InvestNow customers!

We are pleased to announce the addition of India Avenue Investment Management to InvestNow!

India Avenue Investment Management on InvestNow


Here is what Mugunthan Siva, Managing Director India Avenue has to say about India Avenue, the Fund and India:

” … our five founders have over 100 years investment and operations experience in Indian capital markets.  The two locations in Sydney and Mumbai allow us to be close to investments and investors. It allows us to communicate grassroots developments in […]

By |2018-11-26T11:00:33+00:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Battle of the index funds – a comparison by Your Money Blueprint

Here’s a really comprehensive piece of analysis conducted by Nick at “Your Money Blueprint” where he compares InvestNow, SuperLife, Sharesies and Smartshares.  In particular he looks at the impact of charges and fees on investors, at varying levels of investment, when they are investing in the US Top 500 fund.  Well worth a read.

Read on … 


By |2018-11-22T16:14:24+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

NEW – Harbour Real Estate Investment Fund

We are pleased to announce the addition of the new Harbour Real Estate Investment Fund.

Launched 1st October, this brings the number of Listed Property funds we offer to 7 in total.

About the fund

Here is how Harbour describe the fund:

“After seeking client feedback, we are delighted to announce the addition of this new, and much-requested, fund – launched 1st October.

The Harbour Real Estate Investment Fund aims to provide medium term capital growth and income from real estate. It utilises the expertise of portfolio manager Shane […]

By |2018-10-09T14:39:00+00:00October 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

InvestNow News 15th Mar – AMP – ESG Wrap

Welcome to the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Wrap, where AMP Capital’s ESG team share the latest ESG issues in the media and their implications on investment.

InvestNow News 15th Mar – Elevation – Monthly Update – Feb 2019

The full fund update is available here.

By |2019-03-15T11:16:40+00:00March 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

InvestNow News 15th Mar – Harbour Outlook – Slowing but still growing

The Harbour Outlook summarises recent market developments, what we are monitoring closely and our key views on the outlook for fixed interest, credit and equity markets.

Key points

  • Share markets continued their new year rally, aided by positive noises from trade negotiations and further dovish rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve (the Fed)
  • Economic data released during the month continue to portray lower economic activity, especially in Europe and China, […]
By |2019-03-15T12:10:05+00:00March 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments