Over the last five years, we’ve had a trade war, a global pandemic, war in Europe, and an inflation shock – all of which have had a profound impact on the investment landscape.
There’s also a much stronger focus on climate change and the risks and opportunities this presents. It means we need to carefully consider the impact of climate change on the asset classes and regions we invest in.
Assets under management have grown significantly in recent times, along with the number of fund managers in New Zealand. However, KiwiSaver is outpacing the growth of the New Zealand share market, which means investment managers need to have a strong international proposition to be successful going forward.
As the industry grows, the standard rises – requiring robust systems, better use of technology, and great talent. The investment landscape also continues to grow, which can provide exposure to a wider range of investments and better risk-adjusted returns.