Two key themes are driving markets at the moment. These are inflation and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
An update of the Ukraine crisis on financial markets.
New Zealand went into a national level 4 lockdown in mid-August. Watch this video on its impacts on the markets.
The first half of 2021 has been strong with global markets posting positive returns.
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.
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.
2020 has been an extraordinary year for the global economy and we encourage you to watch our video.
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
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.
Market sentiment has been progressively impacted in January and February as investors have assessed the potential impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
With the markets starting out strongly in the first quarter of 2019, the second quarter ended with a rocky ride.
Global markets recovered strongly from the steep declines in the last quarter of 2018, it has been one of the fastest ever market rebounds.
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