Are financial markets too complacent about geopolitical risks?

Financial markets appear to be overlooking any potential volatility from global political and other international developments, according to MJW in commentary attached to its latest survey of fund performances. “While bond market volatility is above average, it is trending down,” MJW's Ben Trollip said. “Equity market volatility is not far off 'rock bottom' levels. And […]

KiwiSaver highly competitive with much larger Aussie and British peers

KiwiSaver fees are “highly competitive” with the fees charged by much larger Australian and British peers, according to analysis by Deloitte Consulting Australia commissioned by Generate KiwiSaver. It also found that the fees charged on default KiwiSaver funds are on average lower than the fees charged to members of similar default fees in Australia and […]

Select committee against bill to limit use of KiwiSaver as part of pay package

The majority of the Finance and Expenditure Committee doesn’t think a bill to make it harder for employers to include KiwiSaver contributions in employees' pay should be passed. The Employment Relations (Protection of KiwiSaver Members) Amendment Bill introduced by Labour bank bencher Dr Tracey McLellan last year, aims to restore some financial protections originally given […]