2021 Highlights

2021 Highlights

Recently, we reflected on what NZSA had achieved during 2021. We’re always out there trying to make a difference, and we thought it was worth pulling out some of the key highlights from a very busy year…

380 Meetings

To support our advocacy on behalf of retail investors, NZSA met with 380 key stakeholders amongst the NZ corporate and investment community during 2021 – including listed companies, professional service firms, regulators and other stakeholders.

145 Reports

NZSA reviewed the disclosures associated with 145 companies, producing reports that help investors make great investment decisions!

567m Shares voted

NZSA’s proxy voting service  voted 567m shares (a 60% increase from 2020’s 370m), as more shareholders trusted us with their vote. That puts NZSA in the top 20 shareholders at around half of all NZX companies.

Activism at NTL

Shareholder activism still matters. During 2021, NZSA supported a shareholder group disenchanted with the governance and operations of New Talisman Gold Mines.  The result was resounding, with the entire board being replaced shortly after the annual shareholder meeting.

7 formal submissions

From class actions to climate-related disclosures…NZSA is looking after the interests of retail investors, now and into the future. All submissions are available here.

The ‘Beacon’ Award

We are always proud to represent and reward best practice.  That’s why we gave our Beacon Award to Fiona Oliver, Anne Urlwin, Phillip Strachan and Geoff Swiers, for their courageous role in supporting retail shareholders as Tilt Renewables Independent Directors back in 2018.  Read more about why at this link.

Supporting Business Journalism

NZSA, together with Simplicity and other supporters, offer practical financial support to reward excellence in business journalism.  Congratulations to Maria Slade (from NBR) who picked up 2021’s gong – and to the other individual category winners as well!  Read more about these annual awards here.

Investor Events

Covid-19 cramped our style, but we still operated many local and virtual events around New Zealand, giving that extra bit of up-front and personal insight for retail investors! 

New engagement tools

With a new website and new communication tools, like The Briefing, we’re continuing to reach out to all retail investors. We won’t stop in 2022, with new services already in the pipeline.

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