Here’s what is happening in the world and what to do with it… Kevin Stirrat & Martin Hawes

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We live in a world of risk and difficulty – but also in one of opportunity. Given what is happening in the world, how should you manage your money and invest.


Kevin  joined Forsyth Barr in 2005. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of money market research, trading and sales, liability management, fixed income distribution, balance sheet management and asset management.

Kevin is the Head of Investment Strategy for Forsyth Barr. He provides dedicated research on global macro themes for New Zealand based investors including key asset allocation implications. He has specific responsibilities for firm wide tactical asset allocation and currency hedging decisions. He also leads the investment strategy discussion within the Forsyth Barr Investment Committee.

martin-hawesMartin is the Chair of the Summer KiwiSaver Investment Committee and a financial author, seminar presenter and an Authorised Financial Adviser. He has written over 20 books. Martin currently writes a weekly column for the Sunday Star Times and Juno magazine.
Martin has a small number of independent non-executive company directorships on the Board of Lifetime Income Group (a variable annuity provider), Whai Rawa (a Ngai Tahu subsidiary), the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and is a member of the Code Committee for Financial Advisers.
Martin lives in Queenstown and his pastimes and interests include rock climbing, mountaineering (attempted Mt Everest in 1995), skiing, fly fishing, and cycling.