This segment was broadcast on 27 April 2017. Some information may be out of date.

Investment risks — Part 1

In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated booklet she wrote for the Reserve Bank, “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. You can download it here. In this session:

  • The one high-return, low-risk ‘investment’
  • Risk is not a dirty word
  • Next: Some of the risks you run into when investing

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.