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Who We Are

Our dedicated private wealth research team analyse the financial markets and publish timely research reports on a range of companies and sectors. 

We believe in:

  • ‘Protecting capital’ first and ‘building capital’ second
  • High quality assets and impose rigorous quality tests
  • Cost efficient solutions to maximise returns to investors
  • Building and preserving wealth through long-term investment portfolios
  • Seeking investments that generate high levels of free cash flow, as in our view a portfolio is only as good as the cash flow it generates

Private Wealth, Investment Banking and Institutional Equities

Our Investment Advisers can work with you in developing a personalised partnership to plan your financial future the way you want it - providing the right level of personalised advice, research and investment solutions to fit your financial and lifestyle goals.

Our Institutional Equities team has years of experience in both New Zealand and international markets, across equities dealing, investment research and local and global Investment Banking mandates.

Our Investment Banking team advises corporate, institutional and Government clients on capital raising and advisory transactions, utilising their team of highly experienced individuals. The company has one of the largest distribution network in New Zealand and is focused on building long-term strategic partnerships and generating shareholder value through advising public and private mid-cap to large corporates, institutions, and Government bodies in New Zealand and offshore.

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Our History

The history of Craigs Investment Partners began in 1984 when Neil Craig, now Chairman, established Craig & Co in Whakatane. Through Neil’s initiative, Craig & Co became the first regional broker to have its own operator on the trading floor in Queen Street, Auckland. 

The company began to expand throughout 1988 and 1989, purchasing Franklin Holmes (operating out of Tauranga and Rotorua), The Ararimu Holdings and Hickey broking firms in Tauranga and another in Gisborne. It was at this point Craig & Co established its head office based in Tauranga, with Neil Craig teaming up with new Director David Coleman. Identifying the growing trend north, Craig & Co established a full service office in Auckland and on Auckland's North Shore.

Between 1992 and 1997, Craig & Co either acquired or established businesses in Invercargill (formerly Frater Williams operation), Gore, Wanganui, Hamilton, New Plymouth and Whangarei. 

In 2001, Netherlands-based ABN AMRO, a global financial institution agreed to take a 50% shareholding in the company and Craig & Co became ABN AMRO Craigs. The same year ABN AMRO Craigs acquired the retail advisory business of Merrill Lynch and established a new branch in Wellington.

Between 2004 and 2006, ABN AMRO Craigs acquired the Christchurch sharebroking firm Lawrence Millton & Howarth and the assets of Greenslades, opening offices in Christchurch, Dunedin & Invercargill. A new branch was also established in Kerikeri to better service the needs of clients in the far north. The enlarged firm strengthened its national footprint and positioned itself as the largest private client NZX firm in New Zealand with 15 branches nationally.

Between 2007 and 2009 ABN AMRO Craigs acquired Winstanley Dickson, an NZX participant firm based in Blenheim and Glendinnings Advisory Firm in Palmerston North adding an additional two branches which further cemented ABN AMRO Craigs position as New Zealand’s largest private client, investment advisory firm with 17 branches nationwide. In late 2007 the consortium of Fortis, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Santander globally acquired ABN AMRO. This effectively meant ABN AMRO's 50% equity stake in ABN AMRO Craigs, was now owned by RBS. Two years later RBS announced withdrawal from the New Zealand market and sold back their 50% equity interest to ABN AMRO Craigs and the company name was changed to Craigs Investment Partners.

In 2010, Craigs Investment Partners and the Deutsche Bank Group officially formed a strategic alliance, whereby the Deutsche Bank Group holds a 49.9% equity interest in Craigs Investment Partners. The remaining 50.1% stays with our existing shareholders. The strategic alliance with Deutsche Bank allows us to provide world class equities trading and global research capability. It also provides trans-tasman solutions for multi-national investment banking transactions.

In 2013, to complement the strategic direction between Craigs Investment Partners and the Deutsche Bank Group the Corporate Finance arm of Deutsche Bank New Zealand was integrated into Craigs Investment Partners. We now have an  investment banking division called Deutsche Craigs. This division will continue to provide leading New Zealand companies with advice on mergers, acquisitions, disinvestments, corporate restructuring, debt products and equity capital raising.

In July 2014, Craigs Investment Partners formally created a new, wholly owned subsidiary called ‘QuayStreet Asset Management Limited’. With growing Funds under Management, and growth of the PIE Funds managed in-house, it was the opportune time to assemble a highly experienced, and dedicated funds management team to lead the funds business.

Click here to learn more about the history of Craigs Investment Partners

 

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Associated Companies

Craigs Investment Partners provides a complete range of investment services to clients via our network of Investment Advisers throughout New Zealand. The breadth and strength of our service offering is a reflection of the companies we are associated with.

Our strategic alliance partnership with Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a leading global universal bank, providing a wide range of retail, transaction, corporate and investment banking services. It has more than 100,000 employees in more than 70 countries. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank continuously growing in North America, Asia Pacific and emerging markets.

The Deutsche Bank Group holds a 49.9% equity interest in Craigs Investment Partners. This strategic alliance offers a broader range of financial products and services, global research and significant investment opportunities.

In October 2013, Deutsche Bank combined its New Zealand corporate finance team with Craigs Investment Partners' Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets business to create Deutsche Craigs Limited, which is 100% owned by Craigs Investment Partners. You can also visit their website - www.db.com.

The following business relationship, subsidiaries and associated entities have been established in order to meet our clients’ broad range of investing requirements.

NZSIF Management Limited

NZSIF Management Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Craigs Investment Partners, manages the New Zealand Social Infrastructure Fund, a fund established to invest in New Zealand and Australian infrastructure assets. For more information on the New Zealand Social Infrastructure Fund visit www.nzsif.co.nz.

Pohutukawa Management Limited

Pohutukawa Management Limited was established in 2004 by Craigs Investment Partners and specialist private equity manager, Direct Capital to enable our retail clients to participate in the New Zealand private equity market. Pohutukawa Management II Limited was established in 2009. For more information visit www.pohutukawafund.co.nz.

FMG

FMG and Craigs Investment Partners formed a business relationship in 2009. This relationship enables both companies to work more closely together to provide investment advice and specialist rural insurance services to clients across the rural heartland of New Zealand.

If you would like to learn more about FMG and their services, please contact your Investment Adviser to better understand how FMG may be able to help you. You can also visit their website - www.fmg.co.nz.

Custodial Services Limited

Custodial Services Limited (Custodial Services) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Craigs Investment Partners. Custodial Services act as a Bare Trustee, which means although CSL assumes legal title of your securities, you retain beneficial ownership of your securities at all times.

All correspondence and administration relating to your investments is taken care of including managing your assets, processing trades, receiving income and ensuring appropriate action is taken when a corporate action affects your portfolio. To find out more click here>>

CIP Cash Management Nominees Limited

CIP Cash Management Nominees Limited*, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Craigs Investment Partners, was established in 2010 to hold funds on trust for our clients in pooled cash management accounts with ANZ National Bank Limited (“ANZ”). CIP Cash Management Nominees Limited provides investors with competitive interest rates for on-call deposits in New Zealand dollars and selected foreign currencies. For more information go to Cash Management Accounts.

*CIP Cash Management Nominees Limited holds the funds as bare trustee on our clients’ behalf in Pooled Cash Management Accounts with ANZ or any successor or other registered banks selected by Craigs Investment Partners. The Pooled Cash Management Accounts are unsecured debt securities of ANZ. The amounts held are recorded in a separate Cash Management Account in the name of each client.

QuayStreet Asset Management Limited

QuayStreet Asset Management Limited (QuayStreet) is a specialist funds management firm with a team across Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. QuayStreet offers a range of diversified and sector specific investment funds for investors. The QuayStreet specialists seek to deliver superior investment returns for clients by actively managing the funds.

QuayStreet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Craigs Investment Partners Limited.

To read more about QuayStreet, go to the Funds Management page or quaystreet.com

Craigs Investment Partners Superannuation Management Limited

Craigs Investment Partners Superannuation Management Limited (CIPSML) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Craigs Investment Partners, is the manager of the three Craigs Investment Partners Superannuation schemes:

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Disclaimer
Deutsche Craigs Limited is not a registered bank within the meaning of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989.