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Fixed income

By Warren Potter
on 30 May 2017 08:30 a.m.
The announcement of the details of the future New Zealand government bond (NZGB) programme may not be the most exciting or widely reported part of the Budget on 25 May. However, the bond programme and its composition can have significant implications for fixed income markets in New Zealand. The 2017 budget was no exception and following the release of the details of this year’s budget there were two key take-outs for fixed income investors:
  1. The Government  has committed to maintaining a functioning government bond market; and
  2. The issuance of inflation indexed bonds would be set at NZ$1 billion of the planned NZ$7 billion issuance in the 2017/2018 budget year.
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By Vicky Hyde-Smith
on 14 March 2017 11:14 a.m.
From our recent Investment Outlook event in Auckland... Covering the outlook for 2017 from a fixed income perspective.
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By Vicky Hyde-Smith
on 19 September 2016 01:13 p.m.
00:00 What is the aim of the Fund?

00:44 What does the Fund invest in?

01:52 Investment style and approach

03:10 How do you assess who to lend to?

03:48 How do you manage risk?




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By Vicky Hyde-Smith
on 11 July 2016 07:00 a.m.
Last week Standard and Poor's (S&P) revised the outlook on the Australian sovereign rating (AAA) to negative. The local currency rating (AAA) has also been revised to negative outlook.
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By Warren Potter
on 21 June 2016 09:19 a.m.
The New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) first issued inflation-indexed bonds (IIBs) in 1995. However, the low volumes (the maximum outstanding being just NZ$2 billion), and lack of any follow up issuance, meant the inflation-linked bond market did not flourish at that time. Turnover in the bond waned and investor interest in the issue diminished to the point where it was largely a ‘hold to maturity’ investment for investors.
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By Vicky Hyde-Smith
on 14 June 2016 07:59 a.m.
The mention of the words “banking regulation” is enough to send anyone off to sleep. But without a doubt it has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on financial markets since the GFC. For this reason we can’t ignore it. 
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By AMP Capital NZ Investment Team
on 27 July 2015 09:10 a.m.
The move higher in bond yields over the June quarter arrested the relentless grind lower over the previous 15 months. Part of the reason behind the move higher in yields was a recalibration of some extreme investor positioning in core Eurozone bonds.
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