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  • 10 Years After the Global Financial Crisis - 10 Lessons to Learn

    10 Years After the Global Financial Crisis - 10 Lessons to Learn

    With the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers upon us, it is instructive to look back over the period and ask ourselves what we have learned from it.

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  • At work. At play. At Mercer.

    At work. At play. At Mercer.

    In this behind-the-scenes interview we talk with Strategic Projects Manager, Sarah Barnaby, about life’s big decisions and why having clear goals and personalised advice is so important.

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  • Investment report & insights July 2018

    Investment report & insights July 2018

    This quarter saw the share markets rebounded strongly, despite the market volatility at the beginning of 2018.

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  • Planning in a digital world

    Planning in a digital world

    We live a large part of our lives online – more than 4 million New Zealanders – about 89 percent of the population – were active internet users in 2018.

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  • Clean breaks: 10 of the world’s greenest destinations

    Clean breaks: 10 of the world’s greenest destinations

    From New Zealand to Bhutan, here are the places setting the pace for nurturing environmental and cultural sustainability.

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  • Investment report & insights May 2018

    Investment report & insights May 2018

    The first quarter of 2018 saw the stampeding bull market of recent years run right into the china shop, twice.

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  • Living only in the present can break your financial future

    Living only in the present can break your financial future

    'Present bias' is where we put the here and now ahead of whatever we might be planning to do in the future – and we all do it.

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  • At work. At play. At Mercer.

    At work. At play. At Mercer.

    Chief Investment Officer, Phillip Houghton-Brown, on investing & balancing risk & reward.

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  • How to get your $521 KiwiSaver Government Contribution

    How to get your $521 KiwiSaver Government Contribution

    Every year over half a million KiwiSaver members miss out on around $270 million.

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  • How to evaluate KiwiSaver performance

    How to evaluate KiwiSaver performance

    Investment fees aren’t the only thing to consider when evaluating KiwiSaver performance. When looking for the best KiwiSaver scheme, think about net return and the services a KiwiSaver provider offers

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  • Board games are playing for keeps

    Board games are playing for keeps

    With a new edition of Monopoly on the way and Dungeons and Dragons rekindling its fire, we roll the dice on the new golden age of the board game.

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  • 6 great ways to get your yoga on

    6 great ways to get your yoga on

    The science is in: yoga is good for you. From back pain to foggy brain, a little downward dog will soon have you looking up.

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  • The shape of water: Precious resource under pressure

    The shape of water: Precious resource under pressure

    As the global population grows and climate change accelerates, resources will become scarce.

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  • It takes a village to care for a village

    It takes a village to care for a village

    There is a lovely African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, which highlights the importance of community in the growth and development of children; our future leaders.

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  • CDs are dead: Long live music

    CDs are dead: Long live music

    Amid all the talk of music streaming and the renaissance of vinyl, plummeting CD sales haven’t been getting a lot of media attention.

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  • Goldfish blues: There’s something fishy about our focus

    Goldfish blues: There’s something fishy about our focus

    The humble goldfish may be able to focus for longer than us. Here are a few ways we may be able to regain the lead.

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  • Cool, calm, collecting: 3 ideas for investing in art

    Cool, calm, collecting: 3 ideas for investing in art

    Artworks can change hands for eye-watering amounts, but there are ways to build a collection without breaking the bank.

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  • What's going on at Mercer?

    What's going on at Mercer?

    It has been a busy start to 2018! We kicked of the year with bringing some of Mercer’s global thinking back home to New Zealand and celebrated commitment of our people to their communities.

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  • Investment report and insights – February 2018

    Investment report and insights – February 2018

    Bitcoin has taken a world by storm, but what is it and does it have a place in Mercer’s portfolios?

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  • Don’t panic – the world is not falling apart

    Don’t panic – the world is not falling apart

    It's not easy to hold your nerve as you watch share markets plunge – but 'don’t panic' really is good advice.

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