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Forsyth Barr Research - Advice Information Statement

Research publications from Forsyth Barr Limited (“Forsyth Barr”) and communications from our research team will from time to time include non-personalised financial advice.  This document provides you with information to help you make an informed decision about whether to seek, obtain, or act on that financial advice from Forsyth Barr in this context.

Forsyth Barr holds a licence issued by the Financial Markets Authority (“FMA”) to provide financial advice services. Some information about us and our financial advice services is publicly available. View our choosing a service page.

As a financial advice provider, Forsyth Barr, our Investment Advisers, and anyone else giving advice on our behalf are bound by duties to –

  • exercise care, diligence, and skill,
  • give priority to the client’s interests, and
  • when dealing with retail clients, comply with the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services, which includes standards relating to competence, knowledge, skill, ethical behaviour, conduct, and client care (you can find out more about the Code on the FMA’s website –

Our research publications and communications from our research team, and any related recommendations or opinions, cover selected listed securities.

Any recommendations or opinions in our research publications or in communications from our research team do not take into account your personal financial situation or investment goals, and may not be suitable for you. If you wish to receive personalised financial advice, please contact your Forsyth Barr Investment Adviser

Our research is conducted in good faith based on information obtained from sources believed to be reliable and accurate.  That information is not independently verified or investigated by Forsyth Barr. If there are material inaccuracies or omissions in the information it is likely that our recommendations or opinions would be different.  Any analyses or valuations will also typically be based on numerous assumptions (such as the key WACC assumptions); different assumptions may yield materially different results.  

Forsyth Barr does not undertake to keep current our research publications; any opinions or recommendations may change without notice to you.

There are likely to be fees, expenses, or other amounts payable in relation to acting on any recommendations or opinions in our research publications or communications from our research team. If you are a Forsyth Barr client we refer you to the Advice Information Statement for your account for more information.

Forsyth Barr and its related companies (and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees) may from time to time have interests in or in relation to the financial products that are the subject of our research publications and communications from our research team.  Refer to the most recent published report for a particular issuer or sector for further or more specific disclosure.  Forsyth Barr follows a research process (including through analyst certifications for each research publication) designed to ensure that the recommendations and opinions in our research publications and in communications from our research team are not influenced by these interests. 

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Last updated: 15 March 2021