War in Ukraine, a de-globalised economy and inflation: what it all means for NZ

April 19, 2022

    Erskine + Owen director Alan Henderson sat down with economist Dr David Skilling to discuss how changes in the global economy might affect New Zealand. David advises governments, companies, and financial institutions in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe on dynamics in global macro, economic policy, globalisation, and geopolitics. A global…

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Covid Crusher: Director Alan Henderson Thought Piece

August 25, 2021

No I don’t have a fail proof vaccine. What I have assembled are a few ideas on ways to deal with this lockdown and the impacts it may have. Hope it helps in some way. 1.      Think exponential – not linear. Times like these interrupt our linear approach to work and life. No point thinking linear…

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Residential Property Investment Post Covid 19 – Directors Market Commentary

May 19, 2020

Two months ago NZ’s property market was on its way to posting record high house price growth. And then Covid came. While we navigate the property market through these extraordinary and uncertain times – there is one thing that is not new in times of crisis, and that is the speed by which the media…

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Directors Market Commentary: Churchill on Covid-19

April 16, 2020

Some have likened Covid-19 to this generation’s war. My Grandfather who died in the war, and my Grandmother who had to deal with his death would probably shake their heads and tell me I‘m as soft as an over ripe avocado. That said, it is probably the greatest challenge this generation has faced and that…

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Broken Toes & Coronavirus

March 6, 2020

I am writing this as I sit in Auckland’s children’s hospital. My daughter broke her toe doing a backflip on the beam at gymnastics. There were tears when it happened and then a river of tears when she saw the x-ray and faced the harsh reality that she probably won’t be able to compete this…

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Directors Commentary -My Love Hate Relationship With My Rowing Machine

June 10, 2019

I have a love-hate relationship with my indoor rowing machine. I love it because I can stare at the monitor and precisely track my pace stroke by stroke and watch the metres tick down. And then at the end, the utter feeling of exhaustion – almost falling off the seat, but knowing I’ve just got…

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Are You Able To Earn While You Ski?

November 23, 2018

Looking to the future we all know we need to build equity to generate income without us having to work, so why is it that it gets so little attention? Last month a good friend finally bought an investment property. I’d been at him for years and he is now finally on his way to building the equity he’ll need…

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Earning While I Ski

October 4, 2018

Last month a good friend finally bought an investment property. I’d been at him for years to get a passive income sorted so that when he finally hangs up his boots he could still earn an income. Phew, he’s finally on his way to building the equity he’ll need that will generate him an income without having to work.…

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Big Air and Broken Bones

May 11, 2018

At the moment we don’t seem to be hearing much talk about property busts, not in NZ or many other countries. Are property markets maturing, is the age of a boom bust cycle at an end? It reminds me a bit of my bike riding age when I was about 10….bear with me… As kids we…

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