Investment Insights July 2022

For investors, the second quarter of 2022 saw a continued mix of difficult macro-economic and geopolitical conditions led by persistently high inflation, the tragic Russia-Ukraine war, ongoing supply chain disruptions, an accelerated pace of monetary policy tightening by major global central banks led by the US Fed, and concerns over slowing economic growth. As a result, most investment assets have experienced negative returns during the quarter. 


Mercer’s Investment Consultant, Ray Fagan shares insights from Mercer’s global network of investment experts covering:

  • The impact of rising inflation for New Zealand investors in the short and long term
  • How bonds are being impacted in this unusual market
  • Sectors that have been performing well

Mercer offers you a choice of investment options, please read the product disclosure statement to understand each of the options available to you. If you are not sure if your investment option is right for you, please answer a few questions in our Fund Selector Tool and/or schedule a call with one of our financial advisers via our online form.

Mercer’s team of experts based in 40 countries around the globe, including New Zealand, monitor global and local events and bring you the latest updates.  We also produce an investment report each month covering the Mercer KiwiSaver scheme, Mercer Super Trust and Mercer FlexiSaver, which includes returns for each of the seven investment options. You can find the latest information here.

27 June 2022