Market day: Strong domestic sharemarket returns have increased industry profitability

IBISWorld’s Financial Asset Investing in New Zealand market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Financial Asset Investing industry consists of units mainly engaged in investing money on their own account in predominantly financial assets such as shares, bills and bonds. Industry revenue largely depends on the performance of domestic and international financial markets. A strong domestic sharemarket performance and a significant rise in industry participation have fuelled industry revenue growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2017-18 to reach $26.9 billion. Due to a projected slowdown in both industry participation and domestic sharemarket returns, industry revenue is anticipated to decline by 0.1% in the current year...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has moderate entry barriers. Barriers to entry vary depending on the product segment and asset class. Industry players that specialise in wholesale unit trusts are typically large, integrated investment funds and financial services companies. These players are able to market diversified or specific trusts to institutional investors. It can be difficult for a smaller player to reach these types of investors, which could deter entry. Furthermore, retail unit trusts must register with the New Zealand Companies Office, and provide a prospectus for potential investors. This may also deter prospective industry entrants.

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Additional Insights for the Financial Asset Investing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Financial Asset Investing Industry are

  • Having a well-defined strategy/goal
  • Management of a high quality assets portfolio
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as NZX 50 index and MSCI World Index in the Financial Asset Investing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Financial Asset Investing in New Zealand Industry?

    This industry consists of trusts that primarily invest money on their own account in predominantly financial assets, including mortgages. The industry also includes investment-type unit trusts that hold financial assets. The funds of unlisted and listed property unit trusts and units providing benefits through superannuation funds are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Wholesale trusts
    Retail unit trusts
    Cash management trusts
    Other investment vehicles
    Industry Activities
    Investment operation (own account)
    Unit trust operation (except trust management on a commission or fee basis)
    Holding company operation
    Charitable or education trust operation
    Friendly society operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • NZX 50 index
  • MSCI World Index
  • year bond rate
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic sharemarket volatility
  • Fees and profitability
  • Falling cash rate
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition for funds
  • Market conditions
  • Table: Financial Asset Investing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Financial Asset Investing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance in New Zealand
  • Health Insurance in New Zealand
  • General Insurance in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Funds Management and Other Investment Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Wholesale trusts
  • Retail unit trusts
  • Cash management trusts
  • Other investment vehicles
  • Chart: Financial Asset Investing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporations
  • Retail investors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Financial Asset Investing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Financial Asset Investing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Financial Asset Investing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Financial Asset Investing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Financial Asset Investing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A class of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient.
  • Kiwisaver
  • A voluntary, work-based retirement savings initiative that provides members with benefits such as tax credits.
  • Sophisticated Investor
  • A high net worth individual with experience in investing.
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