Cannabis: how to invest (legally)

CareSaver recently invested in medical cannabis company Rua Bioscience.  CEO John Berry explains why this investment is a winner, and what it’s not. We have seen a number of critics confuse our investment in medicinal cannabis with recreational cannabis.  The two are very separate.  There’s also uncertainty about the role of New Zealand’s referendum in […]

We love success stories…

We’re focused on growing a KiwiSaver that is much more than purely making good investment decisions. CareSaver is also about supporting causes that positively impact our communities and our environment. Causes that matter to Kiwis. We’re on a mission to engage with individuals and groups who are working to improve the future for our planet […]

In the News….

KiwiSaver provider pins hope on higher growth from medicinal cannabis company A KiwiSaver scheme is hoping to make money out of the rise in demand for medical cannabis. By: Tamsyn ParkerMoney Editor, NZ Herald A KiwiSaver scheme has bought a stake in a Kiwi medicinal cannabis company as part of its move into private company […]

5 questions to ask right now about your KiwiSaver….

With extreme market volatility, we all want reassurance that our KiwiSaver is managed with great care as markets go down. Markets have been hit hard with the S&P 500 falling 25% from its peak only 5 weeks ago. To manage these difficult times, what do we think is important right now? Obviously, compassion as a […]

How we are dealing with Coronavirus

It has been a tough few weeks in the investment markets, with lots of excited commentators predicting doom and gloom. Year to date, the wider equity markets are down around 16%. Our active approach to managing the CareSaver Funds has resulted in our Growth Fund down just 2.1%, our Balanced Fund down 1.1% and our […]
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Finalist in Fund of the Year

The Global Water Fund, from our parent Company Pathfinder, is a finalist for Fund of the Year in the Alternatives Sector. The combination of great returns and ethical investing model has made this Fund very special. Have a look here:- https://www.path.co.nz/global-water-fund
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KiwiSaver fails the Johnson & Johnson test

It seems that nearly every KiwiSaver provider is now promoting themselves as a "fully integrated ESG manager" or "the most ethical". Frankly, we don't believe most of them. There is a simple test to determine whether your manager really believes in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis or is just applying it as a nice layer of marketing spin on top of their business as usual approach. That simple test is called the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) test and it's a test that almost all the New Zealand ESG KiwiSaver schemes fail.
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Raise $100 for Movember NZ – here’s how

This November CareSaver is joining forces with Movember NZ to help raise money to tackle prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. When you join or switch to CareSaver this November...
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CareSaver Quarterly Report

A Positive Outlook This is CareSaver’s first quarterly update for our Growth, Balanced and Conservative funds. We are an active manager of CareSaver, meaning we can decide if we want to be in high risk (and more volatile) assets like shares or lower risk (and less volatile) assets like cash.  So far the funds have […]
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Charity Partner Update

We are often meeting up with our charity partners and want to keep you up to date with their good work.  Here’s a quick overview of seven of our recent catch ups: We caught up with Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague who shared with us challenges that NZ wildlife faces from climate change – […]
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Why we don’t like the look of Facebook

Thumbs down Social media has changed the way we communicate, interact and source our daily news.  Facebook is a US$500 billion listed company, yet at CareSaver we don’t invest in it. For several years we have been concerned about its governance standards – it is a global media company yet effective control is vested in […]
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New KiwiSaver scheme will only invest in companies with women on board

A new KiwiSaver fund will invest only in New Zealand listed companies with female board members. CareSaver, which has been established by Pathfinder Asset Management, a fund manager committed to responsible investment, will target companies with good environmental, social and governance (ESG) track records.
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New KiwiSaver scheme CareSaver to only invest in NZX-listed companies with a female director

A new KiwiSaver scheme aligned with ethical investing promises to only invest in New Zealand listed companies that have at least one female director on their boards. CareSaver, which was launched today, comes as funds are getting keener to be seen investing ethically or responsibly.
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Big Oil Companies Deny Reality

We are disappointed but not surprised as Big Oil companies continue to deny reality and enrich themselves at the expense of wider society. We don't invest in Big Oil and if anyone wonders why, this kind of thinking by their boards is a good reason to ignore these companies.
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Johnson & Johnson

We haven't liked or owned Johnson and Johnson stock for quite some time as they have been engaged in various controversies like this, contributing to what has been called the "worst manmade public health crisis in our state's history".