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A Day in the Life: Hatch co-founder Natalie Ferguson

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A Day in the Life: Hatch co-founder Natalie Ferguson

Natalie Ferguson is the co-founder of Wellington-based digital investment platform Hatch and is also in charge of product, marketing and customers for the company. Here's how she gets through the day, how she organises her time and what's unique about the way she approaches her work

Investing smarter

Investors across the world are increasingly wanting to align themselves to an organisation’s purpose, rather than just its profits, and Aotearoa is no different. New research commissioned by Wellington-based digital investment platform Hatch has found socially responsible investing is the primary driver of investment decisions for 37 percent of New Zealanders, with 93 percent of women and 83 percent of men taking it into consideration. Hatch general manager has a chat about what the findings mean for the investment landscape.

Most Innovative Companies

The winner of Idealog's Most Innovative Companies in Finance/Money is Sharesies. Bringing investment to the masses, Sharesies thinks different, acts different and looks different from your typical investment company. “At Sharesies, we don’t see a future where banks, ETFs or managed funds remain the primary wealth holding,” says Brooke Roberts, Sharesies CEO. “We see personalised, values-based portfolios created by people, community and algorithm. In New Zealand alone there is an opportunity worth over $1 billion for Sharesies.”

Saying no to sin

Simplicity has announced its intention to remove fossil fuel extraction companies and other "sin stocks" - such as porn, alcohol, tobacco and weapons manufacturers - from its KiwiSaver schemes. CEO Sam Stubbs discusses why they've made such a decision - and what the implications could be.

Poverty Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

While the world may sometimes feel like it’s going to hell in a handbasket, Sam Stubbs believes saving can help reduce poverty and social inequality - and believes it's something that could benefit Aotearoa, too.