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
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.
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.”
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.
Talking about money with your kids should be an easy thing to do. Right? After all, as adults it’s a fact of life we deal with every day. Truth is, money conversations are some of the toughest to tackle for many parents. But there are ways to make it easier.
The new Government budget has a distinct focus on wellbeing (social, natural and human, in addition to financial), rather than just raw economic numbers. Among those areas being addressed is social inequality – of which reducing child poverty is a key focus.
You want to make a positive difference in the world. You have some money. So, how do you do the greatest amount of good with the money you have? Here are some options, even if we're about as qualified for giving financial advice as an actual kākāpō would be for coaching the All Blacks.
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.
Wellington-based social enterprise Pomegranate Kitchen has been named as one of five top female-led Kiwi businesses by SheEO. So what comes next, and how do we help close the massive inequality gap when it comes to women-led businesses and venture capital funding? We're republishing this as part of our Poverty Week pop-up.