Markets & Economy

Investment insights April 2021

New Zealand just passed our one-year lockdown anniversary as a result of the spread of COVID-19 and the sharp drop in investment performance.

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Investment Insights February 2021

Welcome to our first quarterly update for 2021! We hope you had a wonderful summer break and took some time to relax and unwind from what was a tumultuous 2020.

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Investment Insights November 2020

2020 has been an extraordinary year for the global economy and we encourage you to watch our video.

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KiwiSaver & Retirement

Mercer continues as a KiwiSaver provider

From 1 December 2021, Mercer will remain a KiwiSaver provider, and our focus will be on active management, diversification and responsible investing.

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Mercer NZ mobile App

Update your personal details, track your retirement income, or change your investment options all from your mobile device.

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Time to take on riskier investments?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have scrambled retirement plans causing retirees to review their investment risk.

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Contribution tax (esct) rules

The Government has introduced a new top personal income tax rate of 39% which will apply to personal annual income that exceeds $180,000 from 1 April 2021.

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Understanding Unit Prices

If you’re keen to better understand the impact of unit pricing on your scheme's balance, watch this short video.

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Understand Market Cycles

Get a basic understanding of how share market cycles work, the types of asset classes there are and how they are affected by market fluctuations.

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Responsible Investments

Responsible investment insights - Mercer NZ
Responsible investment update

Watch our special edition of Investment Insights with Philip Houghton-Brown and Tatiana Mes discussing Mercer’s responsible investment approach.

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Climate Pressure

Humanity has about a decade to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to the latest report from the world’s leading body of climate change experts.

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10 of the world’s greenest destinations

From Singapore to Slovenia, here are 10 of the world's greenest places setting the pace for nurturing environmental and cultural sustainability.

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Kelly – At Work, At Play

Every year, we volunteer around 159 million hours of labour. And that number doesn’t include informal volunteering like simply lending a hand to a friend or helping a neighbour out!

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How 2020 changed our spending habits

Many of us were stuck at home in 2020 and we did things differently. So how did 2020 shape our buying behaviours?

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How to manage financial stress

Dealing with financial stress makes it hard to live the kind of life you want. Here are some tips to help you manage financial stress and take control of your finances.

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