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Can active management save your KiwiSaver from a downturn?

Dan Brunskill
Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Can active management save your KiwiSaver from a downturn?
International research shows active managers aren’t any better than the index when markets are falling. (Image: DepositPhotos)
Dan Brunskill
Fri, 14 Jan 2022
One of the most heated debates in funds management is whether active or passive management delivers better long term returns for investors.This debate has been more or less settled in the United States context, with study after study showing very few hedge fund managers can consistently outperform the benchmark.For example, the Financial Times (FT) reported fewer than half of all active funds outperformed the S&P 500 index in the year to June 2021 and fewer than 20% outperformed over a 10-year period.Defenders of active management have ofte...

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Vocus-2degrees merger makes sense – can they make it work?
Peter Griffin | Thu, 20 Jan 2022

The question isn’t whether 2degrees and Vocus should come together. It’s how will this newly merged player give us the third strong market player we’ve long needed.

Primary Sector
Fonterra wants new capital structure in place by June
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 20 Jan 2022

Talks are underway between the government and Fonterra to hammer out the final details of the capital structure reform. 

Markets market close
NZ shares routed as ANZ forecasts OCR to hit 3%
Dan Brunskill | Wed, 19 Jan 2022

Just seven of the top 50 stocks gained today as traders and economists predict central banks will have to make radical moves to slay the "inflation dragon". 

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Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Hiringa Energy are preparing to make green hydrogen to power trucks and produce sustainable farm fertiliser.