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April 2022: Fisher Funds in the News

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27 April, 2022

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Fisher Funds has an amazing team of experts who are often asked by journalists and media commentators for their opinions on all sorts of topics - from investment products like KiwiSaver and Managed Funds, to broader economic trends in New Zealand and around the world. These articles and comments appear in newspapers, radio programmes and other media channels.

Read and listen to what the team were talking about in the last month.

 

Read: We need to teach our daughters the language of money

31 March 2022

NZ Herald

Cath Lomax - Chief Client Officer

You’ve probably heard about the value of financial education. And that financially literate people are more likely to be healthy and happy, less likely to end up with unmanageable debts.

But you may not have heard that Kiwi women lag behind men when it comes to financial literacy.

Read here > 

 

Listen: New data shows more Kiwis are relying on shares over traditional savings

31 March 2022

Newstalk ZB

Sam Dickie - Senior Portfolio Manager

Sam Dickie talks to Andrew Dickens on Heather du Plussis-Allan Drive. More Kiwis are relying on shares over traditional savings for their retirement.

New data says Kiwis are much more inclined to invest in shares, even though shares are much more volatile in the market.

Some of the trends show that Kiwis are more interested in managed funds over the past year or two, but older people are more likely to invest in managed funds than they were a year ago

 

Read: Getting on top of your emotions to unlock better investment returns

4 April 2022

NZ Herald

David McLeish - Head of Fixed Income

Investing success hinges more on mastering our emotions than it does mastering financial markets. That's because of how susceptible we are to a host of unconscious biases which often hijack our rational thinking. Identifying our emotional shortcomings is the first step in combating them. The second is putting in place steps to counteract these impulses.

Read here >

 

Listen: First quarter of the year, the worst return on record for bonds

7 April 2022

Newstalk ZB

Sam Dickie - Senior Portfolio Manager

Sam Dickie talks to Andrew Dickens on Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive. It’s no secret that stock markets have been very volatile this year and investors have had a tough time.

And now investors in bonds, which are always considered to be safe and conservative, are all over the shop as well.

This year, the return from investing in a global government bond is down more than 8 percent on average so far and the return from investing in a global corporate bond is down more than 9 percent on average so far.

 

Listen: Changing interest rates changes peoples demands

12 April 2022

Newstalk ZB

David McLeish - Head of Fixed Income

David McLeish talks to Andrew Dickens on Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive. There's no question inflation is going through the roof at the moment, but the question is how hard does the Reserve Bank want to go tomorrow to counter that?

 

Listen: Dusk Chorus: An 'orange' double-whammy

13 April 2022

The Kaka

David McLeish - Head of Fixed Income

David McLeish talks to Bernard Hickey on the Kaka. The Reserve Bank hiked its official rate by a ‘bazooka’-sized 50 basis points this afternoon, but a comment buried in its statement about not changing its forecast track caused wholesale interest rates that underpin fixed mortgage rates to actually fall in the last couple of hours. Go figure. I do that lower down.

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