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Making portfolios great.

08 February, 2017

Making portfolios great

Welcome to 2017, it’s good to be talking to you again. We haven’t been in touch since mid-December; not that we would have got a word in, with the countless articles devoted to all things Trump.
KiwiSaver — When a holiday isn't really a holiday.

07 February, 2017

KiwiSaver — When a holiday isn't really a holiday

If you're one of the tens of thousands of Kiwis on a contribution holiday, maybe it's time to reassess whether being on a break is still right for you.
The lucky country for whom?.

07 February, 2017

The lucky country for whom?

What the Dickens? Find out how we link the most famous opening lines of a nineteenth century historical novel to Australia today. Read more ...
Shopping centres: evolve or dissolve.

07 February, 2017

Shopping centres: evolve or dissolve

Online shopping may be growing exponentially but it will never replace the bricks and mortar places in our communities – if they continue to innovate and respond to customers’ needs.
Clarity of vision a winner.

07 February, 2017

Clarity of vision a winner

Our new international holding Essilor proves there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to profiting from the digital device explosion. Read more …
Short term focus not the driver of long term results.

07 February, 2017

Short term focus not the driver of long term results

While it’s easy to get sidetracked by quarterly results, we invest for the long term when you really see a pay off as an investor. Read more ...
Disregard Dow 20,000.

07 February, 2017

Disregard Dow 20,000

Hitting the 20,000 mark on the Dow Jones may be an “emotional milestone”, but is it really a big deal anymore? Read more …
Repotting — how to retire.

03 February, 2017

Repotting — how to retire

Fewer people actually want a retirement of all leisure and no work. Carmel shares one client’s retirement strategy of “repotting” — a sort of retirement but embarking on something new.
Good ideas are bad.

27 January, 2017

Good ideas are bad

Carmel Fisher discusses why good ideas aren’t always a silver bullet. Testable hypotheses however can create huge opportunities. Read more ...
Quality sells itself.

20 January, 2017

Quality sells itself

Carmel Fisher raves about New Zealand company Allbirds sneakers, ingenious merino wool design, great quality and selling like hot cakes. Find out more ...