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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Investment insights August 2020

After a sharp downturn in the first quarter of 2020, global investment markets recovered the losses in the second quarter and we saw investor confidence return as actions taken by governments around

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Investment Insights May 2020

Mercer’s Chief Investment Officer, Philip Houghton-Brown shares insights from Mercer’s global network of investment experts who have been gathering insights.

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Investment Insights February 2020

The global financial markets have been good to investors over the last decade, particularly in 2019 with both Global and New Zealand share markets posting stellar returns.

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Coronavirus Impact on Investment Markets

Market sentiment has been progressively impacted in January and February as investors have assessed the potential impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mercer NZ October 2019 investment report
Investment Insights October 2019

While New Zealand share markets have had a rather interesting time over the third quarter of 2019, Mercer’s funds have been performing well in recent months.

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Mercer NZ July 2019 investment report
Investment Insights July 2019

With the markets starting out strongly in the first quarter of 2019, the second quarter ended with a rocky ride.

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Threats to economic growth in the Asia - Pacific region - Mercer NZ
Top 4 threats to our economies

Asia-Pacific economies are expected to grow by 5.6% in the two years to 2021 however, serious risks lie ahead.

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Investment Insights May 2019

Global markets recovered strongly from the steep declines in the last quarter of 2018, it has been one of the fastest ever market rebounds.

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Investment Insights February 2019

Global markets are off to a promising start this year. However, an equally impressive start to 2018 resulted in one of the worst years in a decade

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Investment Insights October 2018

This quarter Mercer’s funds benefited from the strong performance in the share markets, resulting in very strong returns over the past twelve months.

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Investment Insights July 2018

The share markets rebounded strongly in the past quarter, despite the market volatility in the beginning of 2018. All of Mercer’s funds have generated positive returns so far

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Investment Insights May 2018

The first quarter of 2018 saw the stampeding bull market of recent years run right into the china shop, twice.

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Responsible Investment

We believe that a sustainable investment approach is more likely to create and preserve long term investment capital.

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