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Economic Commentary – March 2021

I hear the economy is doing better than expected so why are share markets down? When markets fell in February and March last year, it was crystal clear to everyone why this was happening. We had been plunged into lockdown, economists were expecting house price falls of at least 10%

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HHG – Top 5 Picks for 2021

Every year HHG is asked by media to provide our top 5 picks for the following year. We have selected the stocks below for their broad exposure. Each has its own pros and cons, so any investor considering them should contact their adviser to see if it is appropriate for

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Will The New Trusts Act Lead to an Exodus of Family Trusts

The new Trusts Act 2019 comes into effect on 30 January 2021 and there are important implications for most trusts including family trusts. The Act governing upward of 500,000 trusts in New Zealand replaces the Trustee Act 1956 which has been in place for more than 60 years. The new

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Goodbye Cheques

A reminder that Banks are withdrawing the use of cheques by mid-2021 and that Hamilton Hindin Greene’s Clearing and Settlement Agent and the custodian for the Overview Portfolio Service are both preparing to stop cheque processing (NZD and AUD).  In line with this HHG are preparing for this change and

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Rise in Scams Impersonating NZ Business During Covid-19

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has reported a steep rise in the number of investment scams attempting to impersonate legitimate New Zealand businesses since the emergence of COVID-19. The regulator is warning New Zealanders to be on the lookout for signs of such scams, which could include overseas phone numbers

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Jargon Buster – Share/Stock Split

A share split is a decision made by a company’s directors to increase the number of shares that are outstanding by issuing more shares (for free) to current shareholders. For example, in a “2-for-1” share split, an additional share is given for each existing share an investor holds, resulting them

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Fund of the Year – Listed Equity: Impax Environmental Markets

A strong year for the sustainability focused investment trust Impax Environmental Markets (IEM), saw its market capitalisation grow to over £1.1 Bn., which resulted in it earning its first FTSE 250 listing in March this year. Launched in 2002, IEM’s outlook ensures that all companies in its portfolio must generate

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Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is an internal committee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) and is responsible for formulating monetary policy in New Zealand, directed towards the economic objectives of achieving and maintaining stability in the general level of prices over the medium term, and supporting maximum

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