The General Manager of RaboPlus, Mike Heath, says RaboPlus chose Fisher Funds because they are well respected by New Zealand investors and add further depth to the RaboPlus range of equity growth funds. "We are starting to see a cautious but renewed interest in high risk, high return products, however the credibility and reputation of the companies offering them is paramount," he says.
The Managing Director of Fisher Funds, Carmel Fisher, says Fisher Funds' investment strategy is simple.
"We are known for identifying and successfully investing in a hand-picked portfolio of growing businesses that meet our stringent investment criteria. We find undiscovered gems. Very often these are smaller companies that have been overlooked by other investors who focus on the large, established businesses."
Carmel attributes the success of Fisher Funds to a number of factors. "Apart from having a good reputation and proven track record, I think that investors are attracted to us because we communicate honestly and candidly with them. They know we are here for the long haul and they can talk directly to the people that manage their money."
The three funds RaboPlus will be offering via its fund platform are: the Fisher Funds New Zealand Growth Fund, Fisher Funds International Growth Fund and Fisher Funds Australian Growth Fund.
The New Zealand Growth Fund focuses on successful companies that offer a unique product or service, have a dominant market position or brand or operate in a fast growth sector; the International Growth Fund targets companies in Europe, the United States and Asia, that are often overlooked by other investors, while the Australian Growth Fund portfolio is an eclectic mix of small to medium sized listed firms with strong growth prospects.
RaboPlus will be reducing the entry fee for investors from 0.75% to 0.00% on these three funds for one month from 10th March. Investors wanting to hear more from Carmel Fisher can sign up to the RaboPlus newsletter Active Money (www.raboplus.co.nz) to receive an invitation to a webinar with her.