MD Sam Stubbs was honoured to be invited to chat with Duncan Garner on his podcast "Duncan Garner: Editor in Chief" recently, to discuss New Zealand's approach to housing and investment.Read more
The Kiwi dream has always been a stand-alone, suburban dwelling. But if we want to seriously address climate change, we must revisit how we live and redefine our dream. Our new dream should be quarter-hour, not quarter-acre.
The recent introduction of a taxation bill in Parliament included a bombshell – charging 15% GST on the fees charged by KiwiSaver and managed fund providers. The main problem with this is that it erodes the very incentives that made...
Given the recent berating of Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr for overstimulating the economy during Covid, leading to raging house prices, Sam Stubbs thinks it's worth asking whether the criticisms have merit.
Property developer Simplicity Living says it has cancelled all its orders for Fletcher Building Gib board and is instead directly importing plasterboard because it is cheaper, and faster.
Simplicity managing director Sam Stubbs remembers Brian Gaynor, the influential investment analyst and business commentator, who passed away earlier this week.
The recently announced deal for investment fund Silverlake to invest in the All Blacks is the first step on a long journey for both parties, and potentially a windfall for KiwiSaver investors. Sam Stubbs explains why.
Kiwibank was established in 2001 to give Kiwis a fair deal in banking. It was supposed to take on the Aussie-owned banks and create real competition. But according to Sam Stubbs, 21 years later it is not doing the job...
The removal of resource consents hints at desperation from both major political parties to fix the housing crisis. However, change this dramatic can have unforeseen consequences.
If National Super remains unchanged it will become increasingly unaffordable, and unable to fund a dignified retirement for Kiwis. Simplicity Managing Director, Sam Stubbs, thinks an upscaled and modernised KiwiSaver could help us fund the retirement we all deserve.
Quantifi's $15 million capital-raising shows KiwiSaver could end high-tech companies' need to go overseas for funding.