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Credit Ratings: Decoded

SO WHAT ARE THEY? In a nutshell, a credit rating is an independent opinion of the financial strength of a company, and more importantly, its ability to repay its debts in full and on time. WHO ISSUES THEM? They are issued by independent credit agencies, the most internationally recognized being Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Ratings, and Moody’s Investors Services. HOW ARE THEY CALCULATED? The rating agency looks at a wide range of financial measures when assessing an entity’s financial strength,...
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Australian Core Stock - Ramsay Health Care

Ramsay Health Care (Ramsay) is Australia's largest private hospital operator, capitalised at more than AUD 14 billion. Ramsay operates 223 hospitals and day surgery facilities, employs more than 60,000 staff, and manages more than 25,000 beds. Ramsay generate strong returns on capital due to its ownership of the best and most recognizable private hospitals within Australia. The population demographics in Australia are expected to support long term growth for private hospital operators. In 2015 there were 10.2 million hospitalisations (nearly...
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New Zealand Core Stocks - December 2016

This quarterly review we briefly profile MERIDIAN ENERGY LIMITED, GOODMAN PROPERTY TRUST, MAINFREIGHT & FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE. MERIDIAN ENERGY LIMITED - PRICE $2.55 - FORECAST GROSS DIVIDEND YIELD 9.0% Meridian is New Zealand’s largest electricity generator, producing around 30% of the country’s electricity from purely renewable sources (seven Hydro stations and five Wind farms in NZ and two Wind farms in Australia). This vertically integrated generator retails electricity to 357,000 customers in New Zealand and Australia through its two brands...
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The Aggressive Investor Profile

Last quarter we had a look at conservative investors, noting that although many investors proclaim to be conservative, many of their portfolios are anything but. Many who would consider themselves conservative, actually have portfolios that fall towards the aggressive end of the risk spectrum. An aggressive investor has the asset allocation outlined below. They accept that there will be ‘extreme’ variation in their returns, but expect to achieve greater returns over the long term. An aggressive portfolio may have dropped...
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Introducing Graeme McGlinn as Independent Director

Graeme has over 30 years of experience in auditing, consulting and forensic accounting, gained in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Asia. He has been an auditor of many publically listed companies and is often retained as an expert witness in forensic and litigation support cases that focus on director duties associated with offers of securities to the public. This expertise extends to accounting roles relating to securities law, capital markets and capital raising including occasional appointments by the Securities Commission...
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International Diversified Core Portfolio Stock

I-SHARES CONSUMER STAPLES ETF – IXI The aim of an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) or Tracker Fund is to track the performance of a specified index (like the FTSE 100) and to provide you with the same return as that index, less fees. As a fund, your ETF investment gives you access to a portfolio of companies (shares), bonds or other asset types (such as commodities or property). Like a share, an ETF is bought and sold on a stock...
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New Zealand Core Portfolio Stock

Vector Limited is a New Zealand infrastructure group that owns and manages a portfolio of energy and fibre optic infrastructure networks in New Zealand. The primary operations of the group are electricity distribution, gas transportation, natural gas, LPG sales, gas processing, metering and telecommunications. Vector’s main operational segments include: Electricity, Gas Transportation, Gas Wholesale and Technology. Vector exhibits reasonably predictable earnings as a result of the vast majority of their revenue being generated by regulated assets. While electricity and gas...
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New Zealand Growth Opportunity Stock

New Zealand has been warming to the potential of many high growth companies over the last few years. One such company is Pushpay. Pushpay provides mobile commerce tools that facilitate fast, secure and easy non point of sale payments between consumers and merchants. Pushpay services three target markets: the faith sector; non-profit organisations and enterprises (both small medium enterprises and corporate organisations). Those who invested $10,000 NZD in to the IPO in 2014 would be sitting on the tidy sum...
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Economic Update

WIDER ECONOMY Many asset classes, both at home and overseas, ran into heavy weather over the past month, principally because markets started to confront the reality rather than the distant prospect of more-normal monetary policy in the United States. Many asset valuations had made sense only when interest rates looked likely to remain very low, and thus were vulnerable when the tide started to turn. There are likely to be further episodes of valuation reassessment in coming months as investors...
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Upcoming Investor Presentation - 20th October 2016 - Ryman - EBOS - Metlifecare

HHG is proud to be hosting Chief Executives, Chief Financial Officers and Management from some of New Zealand's largest listed companies. Ryman Healthcare, EBOS Group and Metlifecare. The Investor Presentation which is to be held on the 20th of October 2016 at 9:30am through to 11:00am, at the newly built function centre of the Sudima Hotel, Christchurch Airport, followed by refreshments. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Thursday the 13th October at the latest. Seats are limited and...
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