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Juno Magazine

Juno Magazine Spring 2018

JUNO investing magazine is a New Zealand luxury investment and lifestyle magazine which explains in plain English your financial options and how to build wealth. It covers the share market, property investment, KiwiSaver, personal finance, the economy, books, travel, and all the good things in life you can buy when you invest wisely. Once it's done, we won't need to update it again.

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in this issue

4 min.
investing in a topsy-turvy world

Mike Taylor, CEO & CIO, Pie Funds Hello there, I always enjoy this magazine, so thought I’d take a leaf from some of my investment heroes and share a little about Pie Funds, the boutique funds manager I’ve been Chief Investment Officer for over ten years. In that time, we’ve grown from $3 million under management to over $850m, and while that might sound a lot, we’re still only a fraction of the size of the big banks and funds, and we love what being smaller and nimbler allows us to do. Like achieving industry leading returns, but that isn’t something we often talk about as it could imply we take big risks - which couldn’t be further from the truth. We work constantly on risk mitigation and every potential investment is subject…

2 min.
meet some of our contributors

BRIGETTE ARNOLD Brigette has worked across global financial markets for over 20 years and is an adviser at investment advisory firm Private Wealth Advisers, which is in partnership with GHA, a Māori accounting and consultancy firm. DOUG JOPLING Doug is a Senior Investment Analyst and Co-Portfolio Manager at Pie Funds. He is responsible for researching and conducting detailed analysis across multiple investment strategies. JOHN BERRY John is Co-founder and CEO of Pathfinder Asset Management. Prior to Pathfinder John worked in investment banks and law firms, including at Deutsche Bank Structured Capital Markets. ANDREW KENNINGHAM Andrew has worked for Capital Economics since 2011. He was previously an economic adviser for the United Kingdom Foreign Office and worked for Merrill Lynch in the City of London. AMY HAMILTON CHADWICK Amy specialises in property and finance journalism. She has been a writer…

3 min.
a purpose and a goal

On 1 August, the JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme was launched. This is a really exciting issue for me. It marks the start of something beautiful, something that will help to change Kiwis’ lives, improve their financial future, and secure better outcomes for their children. It’s a KiwiSaver scheme like no other, and it’s JUNO magazine that’s helped make it possible. When I started this magazine in 2014, I spoke to many Kiwis who felt that investing was well out of their reach, and their understanding. The concept of the share market was intimidating and something to be feared, rather than embraced. I get that. The industry is full of jargon and complexities and, at times, it’s hard to understand. JUNO magazine changed that. It’s a publication in plain English. Its simple language explaining complex concepts has…

2 min.
the people who need kiwisaver

This issue of JUNO is about KiwiSaver – but it’s also about people. Kiwis have withdrawn nearly NZ$2 billion from KiwiSaver accounts to buy a first home, or to recover from financial hardship since the scheme began. Many more are using the money to make retirement more comfortable. That’s a lot of people KiwiSaver has helped. In this issue we look at two great success stories in particular – and at a third, heart-rending, story that we hope will end well. Panicking as they stood in queues for a rental property which would allow them to keep a dog, Stephanie Munro (also JUNO magazine’s digital star!) and her partner Michael finally took a deep breath and decided to buy a house instead. They withdrew their KiwiSaver account money to buy their first home. With just…

2 min.
juno exchange

Hot Property Lots of younger Kiwis were among the more than 80 people attending the Winter JUNO Exchange event at Grid AKL in Auckland on 13 June. On a rainy night, JUNO turned the spotlight onto property and the investment landscape for investors, both hands-on and hands-off options. Executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation Andrew King said life as a residential investor is harder than it used to be. New government rules are tough, and investors are being accused of pushing first-home buyers out of the market. Despite those issues, being a landlord is still worth it, he said. Many Kiwis are desperate for somewhere to rent. There’s a limited number of rentals, creating huge demand in the market, especially for two and four-bedroom houses. There are gains to be made from buying…

4 min.
what we like

Talent Blooms Auckland artist Emma Bass makes it look easy to find beauty within nature’s imperfection. That’s the concept behind five new floral portraits as part of her ongoing ‘Imperfect’ collection. “I wanted to challenge our concept of what is beautiful. For me, this project is about framing reality. The flaws themselves are beautiful, because they’re true-to-life,” Bass says. Bass has been a freelance commercial photographer for more than 20 years, and now focuses on her art photography. To create her ‘Imperfect’ artworks, Bass first styles fresh flowers in specially collected vases, then photographs them. The flowers come from friends, markets, or roadsides. Sometimes her pet bird, Kowhai, makes an appearance in the photos. Sometimes she finds a vase she likes, then styles the flowers around it. Sometimes, it’s the reverse, and the flower inspiration comes first. “I’m…