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Juno Magazine

Juno Magazine Spring 2017

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

2 min.
your investing contributors

01. MARK DEVCICH Mark is Head of Research at Pie Funds and has overall responsibility for research and company analysis. He is also the portfolio manager for the Emerging Companies Fund and the Dividend Fund. 02. PAUL GREGORY Paul is the Director, External Communication and Investor Capability, at the Financial Markets Authority. He was previously with the NZ Super Fund, in communications and investment roles. 03. AMY HAMILTON CHADWICK Amy specialises in property and finance journalism; she has been a writer and editor for almost 20 years. Amy is a former editor of NZ Property Investor magazine and is a registered financial adviser. 04. VICTORIA HARRIS A Senior Analyst at Pie Funds, Victoria researches and analyses global companies. Before joining Pie Funds, Victoria was a Senior Analyst and co-portfolio manager at Milford Asset Management. 05. MARTIN HAWES Martin is…

2 min.
from the editorial director & publisher

I LIKE TO THINK I’m a bit of a risk-taker. I enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone every now and then and taking on new challenges. And I’ve certainly clocked up an extensive list of adrenaline-fuelled activities I can now tick off my bucket list. On a recent adventure trip to the US, I decided to take on the challenge of abseiling down a 50-metre cliff – something I haven’t done since I was at a high-school camp! Looking down on the raging river and the tips of giant pine trees below, I considered pulling out. Taking deep breaths, I inched myself to the edge, leaned back into position, and began the descent. This story ends well. I am still here, so clearly I completed the challenge – but it wasn’t easy.…

2 min.
from the editor

“YOU’RE WRITING ABOUT INSURANCE?” a colleague asked me, disbelievingly. “That’s going to be boring!” In fact, the story Everything’s Going To Be All Right, on page 37, was one of the most fascinating topics I’ve ever researched. It had all the elements of a great novel: neardeath, disaster, tragedy, recovery, and love. Insurance is a hard sell. Considered by some to be a lottery (if you live, you lose), and others as a luxury (if you can afford it, you don’t need it), you’re asking people to protect themselves from things they don’t think are ever going to happen. But they do. When I’d finished writing the case studies for my story, people kept asking me: “Where did you find all the people who had such terrible things happen to them?” A house fire, blindness,…

1 min.
cars, money and lifestyle

A full house of 120 women attended the event, at Continental Cars’ Auckland Audi showroom on 20 June. Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell spoke about her own financial journey, from spending up large on shoes and luxuries, to making smart financial decisions for her future. Maxwell said she was concerned that women were not adequately preparing for the challenges of retirement. They needed to overcome issues like being reluctant to ask for more pay and time out of the workforce, considering they’re likely to spend longer in retirement. Sarah Laurie spoke about her research into women and stress, and offered some simple tips for reducing the ‘fight or flight’ response in day-to-day life. Then entrepreneur Cecilia Robinson of My Food Bag explained how she went from being a rookie at starting up companies, to becoming…

4 min.
what we like

EASY WHEELS Now you see it, now you don’t! The Brompton Folding Bike brings the convenience of an easy-to-transport bicycle to your city lifestyle. Its manufacturers say it’s small enough to tuck under your café leaner, or take on the train, yet big enough to extend into an adult-sized commuter bike. It solves so many transport woes that the JUNO team was intrigued, so we trialled a natty limegreen six-speed Brompton for a week. I picked up our speedster from Auckland’s Electric Bike Hub, where owner Maurice Wells gave me a quick demonstration, showing how easy it is to unfold and then pack back up in five easy steps. It was easy to carry and fitted neatly into my small car boot, but I wouldn’t like to lug it too far. Luckily, it’s generally…

5 min.
beware of the wolf

ALL INVESTMENT IS ABOUT TRUST. When you make an investment, you have to give your money to someone else. And when you do that, there is always a chance that you might not get it back again. To invest, you have to trust a range of people: your advisers, your bankers, the person selling you an investment – and you even have to trust yourself, by trusting your own judgement. It’s very difficult to assess trustworthiness. Both Kiwi David Ross of Ross Asset Management and American fraudster Bernie Madoff gave every appearance of respectability, honesty and competence. But both proved to be running Ponzi schemes and many investors lost a lot of money. People who look the part, sound the part, and even act the part may not be worthy of your trust…