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Certified by Responsible Investment Association of Australasia

Jonathan Neal, director of Rise Financial, has been certified by RIAA (Responsible Investment Association of Australasia) according to the strict disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. The Certification Symbol signifies that an investment product or service takes environmental, social, ethical or governance considerations into account along with financial returns. Visit responsibleinvestment.org for more details on RIAA.

What Our Clients Say

We are wholly committed to providing the best possible service for our clients. Take a look at what some of them have said.
His knowledge and competence in planning for financial security is excellent.
In November 2004 we invited Jonathan to prepare a financial plan for us. Now, ten years on and mostly retired we have never regretted this step. Jonathan is meticulous in the detail that he continues to provide but always presents us with a range of options as he patiently helps us understand investment options. His advice is given in a most professional, helpful, friendly and caring way that always helps us invest responsibly to meet our long term goals. His knowledge and competence in planning for financial security is excellent. We have had no hesitation in recommending his services to other family members.
Dave & Roslyn McDonald
I would strongly recommend Jonathan as a financial adviser.
I would strongly recommend Jonathan as a financial adviser. Whether beginning an investment portfolio or developing one already established, Jonathan’s thorough, up-to-date knowledge, and professional diligence underpin his ability to provide appropriate individual advice. He is friendly, honest, patient and meticulous in the care he takes to ensure investments are ethical, wise and safe.
Elizabeth O'Connor
I was delighted to have the opportunity to invest responsibly through Jonathan's interest in this area.
I have been a client of Rise Financial since its inception, and was associated with Jonathan and his team for a number of years before that. I have always found them to be professional, friendly and helpful. Jonathan is very thorough and has extensive knowledge of the field of finance and investment. I was delighted to have the opportunity also to invest responsibly through Jonathan's interest in this area.
Anne Kroening
Jonathan keeps up to date with this growing market and therefore is able to keep us informed of the increasing opportunities to participate in responsible investments.
We chose to invest for our retirement with Rise Financial Ltd for many reasons and two in particular. Firstly, we have been salaried employees all our working lives so have not developed any useful knowledge about investments. Jonathan really understands needs for investment and therefore is very good at offering information and options, listening to our retirement plans and assisting us in making appropriate decisions. Secondly, we are particularly interested in ensuring our investments are used to assist the healthy, ethical developments within New Zealand and beyond. Jonathan keeps up to date with this growing market and therefore is able to keep us informed of the increasing opportunities to participate in responsible investments.
STEVE & PENNY MOLNAR

Responsible Investment News

Exclusions now the exception not the rule for NZ investors

Investment News 13 Sept, 2020
Engagement has supplanted exclusion as the most popular NZ responsible investment (RI) strategy for the first time, according to the latest annual review of the sector.

The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIIA) 2020 ‘Benchmark report’ for NZ found than environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration topped negative screening as the most influential factor in creating RI portfolios.

Sorry Shane Jones, 'woke' banking is the future

Stuff Daniel Dunkley Aug 06 2020
OPINION: The word “woke” originated in African-American communities in the 1960s to describe a person’s enlightened awareness of social and racial issues in the civil rights era.

Strange then, that the slang term has been used to bash New Zealand’s state-owned lender Kiwibank in recent weeks.

New Zealand First MP and associate minister for state-owned enterprises Shane Jones has lashed out at
Kiwibank’s plans to withhold banking services from the fossil fuel, military-grade weapons, synthetic drugs, palm oil, predatory lending, casino, and tobacco industries under its Responsible Business Banking strategy.

“The bank that goes woke may end up broke, so hop down out of your sermonising and join the rest of the world,” Jones told RNZ last month.

Election 2020: Financial sector will have to report on climate change risk in world-first move

Stuff Henry Cooke and Thomas Coughlan 15 Sep 2020
Roughly 200 of New Zealand’s biggest companies and financial organisations will be made to report on climate change risk, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has announced.

The policy will force large financial organisations in New Zealand to disclose how exposed their business and investments are to climate change-related risk. Some entities, such as the NZ Super Fund, are already proactively disclosing such risks, ahead of the mandatory regime.