Welcome to the spring issue of Investor News. In this edition we share news about changes we’re making to some of our portfolios and how we’re making it even easier to join the MAS KiwiSaver Plan. You’ll also learn about investment returns during the September quarter and our investment managers tell us what their outlook for financial markets is.
The combined funds under management (FUM) of the MAS KiwiSaver and the MAS Retirement Savings Plan have exceeded $1.5 billion for the first time. We created this infographic to highlight some of the achievements of the MAS KiwiSaver Plan and the MAS Retirement Saving Plan.
No-one can predict if, or when, they may require extended time off work because of a physical or mental health condition, but you can control how well prepared you are if it does happen.
The world is now connected. Adults, businesses, schools, children, everyone is on the internet. While this brings lots of opportunities for education, communication and connectivity, the internet is also a place used by people that are looking to victimise, intimidate, oppress and bully others. We all need to be careful on the internet, and as parents we play an important role in protecting our children online.
The insurance industry is full of jargon that often appears to be part of a secret underground language, designed to confuse and bewilder. Money week is an excellent platform to reveal part of the secret code which makes up many Income protection policies. Prepare to have the magician’s cloak pulled aside and be amazed at how simple it really is.
When asked if they have life insurance, most people immediately think about the traditional death cover – you know, the type that pays a cash lump sum to your dependants when you die. But there are other types of “life insurance” that can assist you when illness or injury impacts your ability to earn an income.