The New Zealand Herald business team is proud to present Continuous Disclosure, a fortnightly podcast that aims to help you better understand the rapidly changing and ever-evolving global financial market.
Every second Wednesday at 5am, join a rotating team of NZH business journalists, including Duncan Bridgeman, Liam Dann, Tamsyn Parker and Jamie Gray, as they talk to experts about the latest developments and trends that could impact your portfolio.
What will interest rates and inflation do to markets in 2022?
Financial markets in 2021 have been dominated by rising interest rates and inflation, and that is expected to carry on through 2022. But there are some potential risks - such as the spread of the Omicron Covid variant and the slow-motion crash of Chinese property giant Evergrande- that could see rates rise more slowly or even stop them in their tracks. Fisher Funds senior portfolio manager and head of fixed income David McLeish talks to Liam Dann about the highly uncertain outlook for interest rates in the year ahead.
The rise of retail investing and shareholder activism
As a growing number of apps make it easier for the average person to get into investing, rising inflation and interest rates, alongside ongoing concerns over Covid-19, are making the sharemarkets jittery. So what does these 'retail investors' need to know about these volatile markets - and how has shareholder activism evolved in recent decades? Oliver Mander of the New Zealand Shareholders Association joins Duncan Bridgeman to discuss what investors need to know about getting through this market uncertainty.
What you need to know about ethical investments
In this week's episode, NZH Personal Finance editor Tamsyn Parker talks to Senior Portfolio Manager at Fisher Funds Robbie Urquhart to discuss what impact the COP26 summit will have on the economy and how climate change agreements can impact investments. They also discuss what people can do to invest ethically - and how they can have an impact on their funds.