Climate Change – Why Carbon Emissions Reporting Is Important For Your Investments


Climate Change – Why Carbon Emissions Reporting Is Important For Your Investments – Mint Asset Management

Article written by David Boyle – Mint Asset Management

It was around this time last year that I went to the movies and saw Vice, starring one of my favourite actors Christian Bale portraying Dick Cheney’s rise to Vice President under the GW Bush administration.

There was a short scene in the film that just blew me away. It was when a public focus group was […]

By |2020-02-12T12:41:12+12:00February 12th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

From good to great: How to best investNOW


From good to great – How to best investNow

Article written by InvestNow

How good was 2019?

According to NZ investment consulting firm Melville Jessup Weaver (MJW), last year was one of the best ever – for equity investors at least. Both NZ and offshore equities ended the decade with a final burst of enthusiasm that likely caught even the optimists off-guard.

MJW reports that the “return in 2019 accounted for 20% of the total return for the global shares sector for the decade”. […]

By |2020-01-28T13:11:24+12:00January 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

REITs: a great income solution – APN Property Group


REITs: a great income solution – APN Property Group

Article written by Corrine Ng, Portfolio Manager, Asian Real Estate Securities

What are REITS and why should investors use them?

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have unique characteristics that can make them attractive to both income and growth investors. REITs own property and pass the rent collected from tenants that occupy those properties onto investors in the form of dividends. Listed on the stock exchange, REITs are listed investments, trade just like stocks and […]

By |2020-01-27T13:25:30+12:00January 27th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Will NZ Property Fund returns keep building, or will they crumble? – Mint Asset Management


Will NZ property fund returns keep building, or will they crumble?

Article written by Carlie Eve – Property Portfolio Manager, Mint Asset Management

Property – it’s a New Zealand love affair that’s created a lot of wealth over recent years in the residential market for Kiwis; but what’s been happening where the big guns play in the listed market?

The Listed Property Sector has had an incredible run over the past few years, in particular over the last 12 months.  As Portfolio […]

By |2020-01-09T07:46:10+12:00January 8th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Good Returns Fund Manager of the Year awards – 2019

Good Returns Fund Manager of the Year awards – 2019

Congratulations to the following fund managers on InvestNow – all winners at this year’s awards:

  • Alternatives Sector – Pathfinder Global Water
  • Diversified Sector – Milford Asset Management
  • Australasian Equity SectorHarbour Australasian Equity Income Retail
  • New Zealand […]
By |2019-12-03T15:17:29+12:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Hot Property – 33% of InvestNow investors hold property funds


Hot property – 33% of InvestNow investors hold property funds

Article by InvestNow

It’s no surprise that we’ve seen investors flooding into property funds, given the consistent performance of the asset class over the last 18 months. Our October 2019 fund performance report show returns far superior to any other asset class – 7 out of the 10 top performing funds on InvestNow were property funds over the 12 months up to October.

Over this period the Smartshares NZ Property Fund lead the pack, returning 35.48% […]

By |2019-12-02T08:07:31+12:00November 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Heartland finds new home for term deposits on InvestNow

Media Release – Heartland finds new home for term deposits on InvestNow

21st November 2019

Another local bank has joined the growing panel of institutions offering highly-competitive term deposit products direct to consumers on the independent InvestNow platform.

Mike Heath, InvestNow general manager, said InvestNow welcomed Heartland Bank on board this week, bringing the total number of term deposit providers on the market-leading platform to five.

“We’re extremely pleased to introduce Heartland term deposits to our fast-growing client base of self-directed investors,” Heath said. “The fact that five banks have signed up to InvestNow […]

By |2019-11-21T14:13:18+12:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Beginners Guide To Responsible Investing – Mint Asset Management


Why Doing The Right Thing Is Good For Your Bank Balance: A Beginners’ Guide To Responsible Investing

Article by David Boyle, Mint Asset Management

If you asked a hundred Kiwis on the street what responsible investing means I bet you would get a hundred different answers. That’s because we all have our own moral compass on what we think is good or bad when it comes to the environment, social impacts and the way companies behave.

The other problem we have are the many and varied terms […]

By |2019-11-06T13:55:55+12:00November 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Adjusting To Low Interest Rates – The Alternatives


Adjusting to Low Interest Rates – The Alternatives

The world is flat – almost completely, if you measure it in money.

Here’s the proof. Interest rates on New Zealand Term Deposits (TDs) are almost the same stretching from 6 months out to 5 years. In fact, currently you’d be more likely to earn less on a 5 year term than a 6 month term. This is what is referred to as an inverted or negative yield curve, as depicted in the below InvestNow Term Deposit rate chart. […]

By |2019-11-01T09:49:11+12:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Congratulations to our winners – 2019 Zenith FundSource Awards.

Congratulations to our winners – 2019 Zenith FundSource Awards.

Huge congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Zenith FundSource awards!  We are really proud to offer award-winning fund managers to InvestNow members.

Here are the category winners (click the fund manager name to see their range of funds available to you)

Fund Manager of the Year – Milford

Alternatives –  AMP Capital

Australian Equities – Smartshares

Diversified – Milford

International Property – Fisher Funds

New Zealand Equities – Smartshares

New Zealand Fixed Interest –

By |2019-10-23T07:49:33+12:00October 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments