Investment Insights October 2021

New Zealand went into a national level 4 lockdown in mid-August with restrictions only slightly easing for the remainder of the country, while Auckland continues to bear the brunt of level 3 restrictions. However, across the globe over 46% of the world’s population has received the first dose of the vaccine, with roll out’s continuing to speed up which is positive news for the global economy and financial markets.

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

  • Financial market performance and it’s influences for the third quarter of 2021.
  • The impact of New Zealand’s ongoing lockdown on local markets.
  • Whether the sped up vaccine roll outs in recent months is good news for financial markets.
  • How likely the OCR is expected to continue rising.

Mercer offers you the choice of seven different investment options. If you’re not sure if your investment option is right for you, take our risk quiz 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 read the report here.

28 October 2021