Discussing :: Mutual Funds in New Zealand score a "D-"

The report below is probably well deserved based on the experiences of offshore investors I have talked with or heard reports from. Plus it leaves out another large area of major weakness NZ has in attracting overseas investors. The cost and complexity of the RMA, Council approvals, Maori Rights, and the Jo-Blogs objector funded from the State purse.  CHICAGO, May 12, 2009—Morningstar, Inc.  a leading provider of independent investment research, today released results of a study that measures the experiences of mutual fund investors in 16 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. Morningstar’s evaluation of investor-friendly... read full article

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Mutual Funds in New Zealand score a "D-"

While this is a real indictment of our economic approach, one must say that its not too surprising. Given the lip service attitude towards business over the past 9 years by central Government,the way in which this sector has been managed is inevitably poor. BUT, its not all bad news. We can and will improve! We have a lot of exciting technological and IT based industries. These in particular are really attractive to overseas investors. Not hogtied so much by our rules and regs. So lets hope for better things to come!

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