Market & Portfolio Update - April 2021

7 May 2021 by Lifetime in Market Update

Market & Portfolio Update - April 2021

Global share markets continued their march higher during April, rising 4% in local currency terms. Economic data has brushed off the horrid Covid situation in India and continues to surprise to the upside. Labour markets are rebounding quickly compared to other cycles and business confidence surveys sit comfortably in expansionary mode.

One theme that continues to be front of mind for investors is rising inflation around the world. Covid-19 has disrupted the global supply chain, initially causing things to grind to a halt before quickly needing to ramp back up to levels higher than pre-covid. This “whip” type effect, along with the large-scale stimulus, has resulted in inflation rates rising. We began adjusting our investments for this in the second half of 2020, by adding inflation-linked bonds in both the NZ fixed interest and global fixed interest sectors.

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Lifetime Announces New CEO - Andrew Logan

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Logan has joined Lifetime's Senior Leadership Team as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Reporting directly to Peter Cave, who remains our Managing Director, Andrew brings over 20 years of rich experience in financial services, encompassing national advisory roles, management, and business development across banking and insurance sectors.

13 June 2024 by Lifetime
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Understanding Income Protection Insurance and Tax Deductions

Whether you're a business owner or earning a salary, income protection insurance can offer valuable financial security in uncertain times. But did you know that you may also be able to claim the cost of your income protection insurance as a tax deduction?

30 May 2024 by Lifetime in Accounting, Insurance