ERIKSENS MASTER TRUST SURVEY AND ECONOMIC COMMENTARY
Published quarterly, Eriksens surveys the annualised returns of New Zealand Master Trust providers. We also include an economic commentary and Kiwisaver updates.
We've been watching this month’s geopolitical and fiscal volatility with interest.
Click here to download full PDF to read more about what we're seeing.
Challenging yet exciting times ahead.
i3 Publishes New Pacific Region Insights
Link to the Investment Innovation Institute's 'Pacific Region' articles, for insights with a focus on New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Market Update and Link to Economic Commentary
Through uncertainty and fear of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, financial markets sold off heavily in the third week of February 2020. Initially shares, being the most liquid and volatile were sold. Investors bought bonds with some of the cash, pushing up bond prices. But the bonds were subsequently sold too and behaved like shares, because there were fewer buyers on the other side. Both share and bond prices fell sharply in March. In that situation, cash is king.
Investors in sound multi-asset managers’ products were not protected completely; some suffered sharp falls in value. However from a governance stand point it was helpful to know that the managers were managing the most abrupt market down turn in living history, while countries and people wrestled with combating an unexpected threat to both life and the way they live.
Now that markets have stabilised to some extent as central banks and governments focus their efforts on survival and then their economies, active investment managers are finding selective stock picking opportunities as markets recover. Having wider ranges also helps in asset allocation. There is more volatility ahead but light at the end of the tunnel.
We trust you find this month’s economic commentary of some interest. Click here to download the full PDF.
Markets Could Stabilise as Quarter End Nears
Fund rebalancing will see demand for equities, but today the key is to protect your health and that of your family.
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Eriksens Master Trust Survey and Economic Commentary
Published quarterly, Eriksens surveys the annualised returns of New Zealand Master Trust providers. We also include an economic commentary and this month highlight the recent changes made to Kiwisaver.
Current Master Trust Landscape and Changes Ahead
Informative article on the New Zealand Master Trust landscape courtesy of InvestmentNews.co.nz
RBNZ Scuppers AMP Life Deal
What could have been a lifeline for AMP Life is now being renegotiated with Resolution Life. The intrinsic instability of record high stock markets and record low interest rates will continue to make regulators critical and cautious, which means dealmakers need to be on their best behaviour.