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HHG Presentation - NZX Group CEO Mark Peterson and CFO Bevan Millar

Hamilton Hindin Greene had the pleasure of hosting Mark Peterson (NZX CEO), and Bevan Millar (NZX CFO) earlier this week. In front of a small group of clients and advisers, Mark explained the renewed focus on cost control at the NZX Group, and how shareholders are going to benefit from growth in New Zealand’s capital market. We looked back at the problems the NZX have overcome over the past few years. They have put the Ralec court case behind them (without...

Implementing Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and changes to Hamilton Hindin Greene's Terms & Conditions

Globalisation has provided opportunities for offshore tax evasion. In response, the OECD has developed the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) to provide a global framework for the exchange of financial account information about persons that invest outside of their jurisdiction of tax residence. In broad terms, the CRS requires that financial institutions carry out due diligence to review their financial accounts to identify accounts held or controlled by foreign tax...
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Bonus Bonds: The much more Fun Investment, Yeah Right.

Bonus Bonds hold a truly unique place in New Zealand’s investing landscape, like many new Zealanders, I myself have held them (courtesy of a gift of my parents) when I was a child. A Little History…. Bonus Bonds is actually a unit trust founded in 1970 with a reward scheme based on cash prizes. The New Zealand Government launched bonus bonds under the Unit Trusts Act 1960 through the Post Office Savings Bank (which later became PostBank) with the goal...

International Fund Update: Barramundi

Barramundi has long history of appearing in portfolios for retail investors looking for Australian exposure and a very attractive dividend yield. Barramundi is a well-diversified fund made-up of small to medium sized Australian companies, trading on the NZ share market, offering high growth potential to NZ investors. On the surface, the fund represents a favourable opportunity for NZ investors to achieve high dividend returns and diversification outside of NZ. Look below the surface and one question remains, is the dividend...
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Grant Williamson discusses last weeks movers on the NZX.

New Zealand shares dipped, with Contact Energy and Trustpower falling, while CBL Corp and Restaurant Brands rose. The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 10.05 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7553.64. Within the index, 22 stocks fell, 19 rose and 9 were unchanged. Turnover was $125 million. "It's been quiet and uneventful on the markets all week long," said Grant Williamson, investment adviser at Hamilton Hindin Greene. "The index is pretty much unchanged from the start of the week to the...

Which is better, Residential or Commercial Property Investment?

For many New Zealanders the goal of owning an investment property has been ingrained as one to aspire to. The reality can be quite different. Prices in Christchurch have been largely flat for last three years, sales volumes are falling and the engine room (Auckland) is running out of puff. The recent Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) restrictions put on by the Reserve Bank have seen landlords either being told to deleverage or that they cannot continue to build their property...

Market Talk With Tom McBride - Updates for Xero, Z Energy, Heartland Bank and Comvita

Tom McBride talks to Grant Walker of the National Business Review regarding the markets. Tom analyses the most recent annual result for Xero, their reduction in cash burn, and international ambitions. The Z Energy Annual Result boasted strong profit growth on the back of the Caltex acquisition, but experienced a drop in fuel margins . Heartland Bank's share price continues to rise on receivables growth and the Australian government levying a 0.06% tax on major bank's liabilities. Maintaining a 44% gross...
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A2 Milk shares hit record high - Increase guidance.

A2 Milk Co shares touched a record high after the milk marketer raised its annual revenue guidance following better-than-expected sales in the third quarter. The shares rose as high as $3.44 and were recently up 5.9 percent to $3.39, adding to a 50 percent gain so far this year. The Auckland-based, Sydney-headquartered company forecast revenue of $525 million in the year ending June 30, up from $352.8 million a year earlier, it said in a statement. A2 generated sales of $388...

Market Talk With Grant Davies - Market Overview, Inflation Data, Restaurant Brands, and the Aged Care Sector

Grant Davies talks to Andrew Patterson of the National Business Review regarding the markets. Grant analyses the dynamics of the power sector within the context of record rain fall in the North Island, and low lake levels in the South Island. This week also saw the highest level of inflation for 5 years, a solid result from Restaurant Brands, and big subsidies announced for aged care workers. We look at how these subsidies will impact the aged care sector and the...
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Aussie Opportunity Stock: Sonic Healthcare

Sonic Healthcare is the largest private pathology player in the Australian private pathology testing market with 40% share. Scale has been achieved via multiple acquisitions, integrated using a well-established hub-and-spoke operating model, has driven synergy benefits domestically and we believe will support the offshore growth strategy in the U.S. and European markets. Sonic has historically grown via acquisition, both domestic and offshore. With approximately 40% of the domestic market now captured, it is our view that future growth will be...
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