Investor Education

The objectives of the NZSA confirm that investor education is core business. NZSA is to “undertake education activities, and work with other organisations in relation to investor education.” Regular branch meetings provide guest speakers who explain share market investing, analyse past trends and advise investors on possible areas of interest for the future.

The Seminar Courses:


Starting to invest? Confused? Wanting better options?
  • This course offers an overview of a range of options available to retail investors.
  • The emphasis is on shares, bonds and managed funds, but also covers, property, commodities etc.
  • This course will give you the basic tools and information required to get started. It includes simple strategies to build an investment portfolio including a range of common ratios used in assessing performance.
  • It includes ways to assess and mitigate risk, asset allocation, typical fee structures, ways to track investments common scams and much, much more.
  • The course assumes no prior investment knowledge, but is also suited for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of the available options or as a refresher.
  • A comprehensive 70+ page workbook is supplied. Yours to keep.
  • An independent educational and informational course presented by the NZ Shareholders Association. No sales pitches, just good advice

For the latest information on seminar courses in your area contact:

  • Auckland Andrew Reding
  • Bay of Plenty Chris Brown
  • South Island Frank Stewart
  • Taranaki Margaret Egarr
  • Waikato Bryan Clements
  • Wellington Adrian Parkyn

Introductory Investment Videos

These are introductory videos, publicly available on the websites of NZX, and The Commission for Financial Capability – Sorted. Along with the website for the Financial Markets Authority, these sources provide independent tools and advice for the investor.

For more in-depth education videos be a member of NZSA and use your members’ pages.

Membership of NZSA gives you access to the Member’s site which contains a selection of more advanced educational videos together with some questions by which you can test yourself on the main lessons to be learned from each.

Investors dictionary:

The most comprehensive glossary of financial and sharemarket terms is Investopedia. Wikipedia is also useful because it includes examples with many of its definitions. To get to Investopedia click on the link below and then enter the term you want defined into the search engine.

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FMA - Shares e-book

This is an introductory guide to choosing, buying owning and selling shares. Click image to view book.

FMA Shares e-book

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Invested - Managing Investment Risk

Presented by Rob Everett, CEO of the Financial Markets Authority.

In this video Rob defines the different types of risk to investments and how to mitigate these.

Investing in Shares – Presented by Mark Lister, Head of Private Wealth Research, Craigs Investment Partners. In this video Mark introduces the business of investing in shares, and how to get into and out of such investments.

Presented by Mark Lister, Head of Private Wealth Research, Craigs Investment Partners.

In this video Mark introduces the business of investing in shares, and how to get into and out of such investments.

Invested - the Road to Investing - Fixed Interest Investments

Presented by Ian Cox, Head of Fixed Interest Investments for the ANZ Bank.

In this video, Ian talks about the different types of bond and the advantages of this type of investment.

Invested - the Road to Investing - KIWISAVER

Presented by David Boyle, Commission for Financial Capability, Group General Manager

A good backgrounder produced by the Commission on KIWISAVER

Invested - the Road to Investing - Shares (Equities) in 30 Seconds

Presented by Chris Swasbrook, Elevation Capital, Manageing Director

Chris Swasbrook gives a quick in-site in picking shares in only 30 seconds!

Invested - the Road to Investing - Tips for Picking Shares (Equities)

Presented by Invested - the Road to Investing - Tips for Picking Shares (Equities)

Get the low down on how it is all done

Invested - Managed Funds

Presented by Carmel Fisher - Managing Director Fisher Funds

What is a Managed Fund and how they function

Investor Education Series: Basic Investment Analysis

Presented by Christopher Swasbrook - MD of Elevation Capital

Managing Director at Elevation Capital Christopher Swasbrook talks about the basics of investment analysis.

Understanding your Kiwi Saver Investment

Presented by Tom Hartman, Project Manager, CFLRI

Project Manager Tom Hartmann at the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income talks about how to determine the right KiwiSaver fund for you and walks through Sorted's KiwiSaver fund finder.