Page last updated: 04 October 2021

World Investor Week

We’re helping New Zealanders take a mo before they jump into an investment. If you’ve got investing FOMO, first consider the Five D’s of DIY investing.

The Five D’s of DIY Investing

For World Investor Week New Zealand 2021, the FMA will be promoting The Five D’s of DIY Investing: 

  1. Do your due diligence
  2. Drip feed your investments
  3. Diversify
  4. Don’t freak out if markets go down
  5. In Doubt? Talk to a financial adviser.

For more information on investing via online platforms, see our Online Investing Platforms pages.

Panels and webinars

Free personal finance webinar

Join AUT Senior Lecturer with the Department of Finance. Dr Ayesha Scott for a free personal finance webinar on Wednesday 6 October, 4pm - 5pm.

Topics include: save, don’t spend, buy now - pay later, the sharemarket, the property ladder and KiwiSaver.

She’ll share what everyone can keep in mind while working toward a fulfilling financial life along with why money matters and finance is fun! Find out more and register here

Learnings from a lifetime of investing – NZ Shareholders Association (NZSA)

Join a panel of investing experts this Wednesday, October 06 as they share insight from their own investing journeys.

Drawing on a lifetime of investing experience they’ll have tips to help you no matter where you are in your own investing journey.

Panel members include NZSA deputy chair Samantha Sharif, author and financial commentator Martin Hawes, NZSA director Martin Watson and chief executive Oliver Mander. Join the event here

World Investor Week 2021 Supporting Partners

Thank you to the following organisations who are participating in World Investor Week 2021 to promote investor education.

Want to support World Investor Week 2021?

Download a World Investor Week Resource Pack and let us know what you are planning by emailing us at [email protected].   

About World Investor Week

World Investor Week is a global campaign to raise awareness of investor education and protection, promoted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and hosted in New Zealand by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

 The New Zealand theme for World Investor Week 2021 is ‘Investing FOMO?  Take a Mo’ which supports recent FMA research that almost one-third of investors using online platforms said they’d jumped into an investment in the last two years because they didn’t want to miss out.

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World Investor Week 2020

World Investor Week 2020 is jam packed with interesting resources for investors that remain relevant, particularly in a COVID world. Take a moment to view our tips and resources.

For World Investor Week 2020 (5 – 11 October), the FMA focussed on the thousands of Kiwis who are taking an interest in investing, amid the uncertainty and volatility of COVID-19, and on ensuring Kiwis are well-informed, so they can make educated decisions and protect themselves against risks.

Investing Q&A with Mary Holm and Gillian Boyes

On Thursday 8 October 2020, finance writer and educator Mary Holm sat down with the FMA’s Investor Capability Manager, Gillian Boyes, and answered investors’ questions in a one hour webinar.

Watch the full replay below for Mary’s views on topics including KiwiSaver, shares and managed funds.

Hits and Myths: an introductory guide to investing by Mary Holm

During World Investor Week 2020, the FMA published an introductory guide for new investors, written by finance writer and educator Mary Holm. 

Download the Hits & Myths: Introductory Guide to Investing by Mary Holm PDF.

The new guide is part of the FMA’s suite of investor guides, which also includes:

  • Bond Voyage: a guide for investors on choosing, buying and owning bonds
  • Share This:  about choosing, buying, owning and selling shares
  • Funds for Everyone:  on choosing, buying and monitoring managed funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

World Investor Week key messages

  • Do your research before investing.  Take the time to understand risk and assess fees.
  • Taking a long-term, diversified approach is important.  Before investing, think about your future needs and goals and invest accordingly. 
  • Digital platforms have made it easier for people to invest, but it’s still important to do your homework.  Use information from trusted sources like the FMA and, as well as information from the organisation you’re investing with.  Avoid basing investment decisions purely on advice or tips from individuals on chat rooms or social media.

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