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Brian Gaynor leaves a formidable legacy in New Zealand finance


17/05/2022

Brian Gaynor

With the passing of Brian Gaynor this week, New Zealand lost a lion of finance.

Gaynor was the founder and longtime leader of Milford Asset Management and also one of the country's most prolific writers on business and finance.

New Zealanders don’t tend to welcome critics, however gently they tread. So it’s a testament to Brian that he could analyse and criticise our companies, politicians and policymakers so well, and yet be respected and admired by most.

What was his secret? He was always thorough, and he got the facts right every time. Even if you disagreed with his conclusions, it was still very difficult to fault his methodologies and evidence. But most importantly, he cared passionately about making this country a better place to live, work and play.

Simplicity managing director Sam Stubbs remembers Brian Gaynor, in The Spinoff.

Full article here.