Investment Insights June 2022

For investors, the second quarter of 2022 saw a continued mix of difficult macro-economic and geopolitical conditions led by persistently high inflation, the tragic Russia-Ukraine war, ongoing supply chain disruptions, an accelerated pace of monetary policy tightening by major global central banks led by the US Fed, and concerns over slowing economic growth. As a result, most investment assets have experienced negative returns during the quarter.

Mercer’s Investment Consultant, Ray Fagan shares insights from Mercer’s global network of investment experts covering:

  • The impact of rising inflation for New Zealand investors in the short and long term
  • How bonds are being affected in the current volatile market
  • Sectors that have been performing well

New Zealand Defence Force Savings Schemes offer you the choice of seven different investment options. If you’re not sure if your investment option is right for you, take our Fund Selector and/or call NZDF’s appointed financial advisers, Become Wealth, on 0508 BECOME (0508 232 663) or email them at

Mercer’s team of experts based in 40 countries around the globe, including New Zealand, monitor global and local events and bring you the latest updates.  We also produce an investment report each month covering the NZDF Savings Schemes, which includes returns for each of the seven funds in each scheme.

27 July 2022