New Zealand Government Acceptable Investment Requirements

The New Zealand Government’s Immigration Investment mandate is for investors to invest their relevant investment amount (minimum $3 million) into acceptable investment funds, allowing for flexibility across asset classes.

ACCEPTABLE & FLEXIBLE INVESTMENTS ACROSS ASSET CLASSES

Acceptable investments in New Zealand can be in one or more of the following asset classes:

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Equity in NZ firms, public or private, New Zealand registered Banks. An equity investment can be active or passive, and be made direct or via managed funds (only the proportion of the Fund that is invested in NZ is counted as acceptable), ‘Angel Funds’ or network investments, philanthropic investments.

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Bonds, issued by the NZ Government, NZ local authorities or registered NZ banks, finance companies or firms traded on the New Zealand Debt Securities Market (NZDX) or with at least a BBB- or equivalent rating from internationally recognised credit rating agencies, eg Standard and Poor’s

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New residential property development that is not for the investor’s personal use, commercial property

Find out more about the types of investments deemed acceptable by the New Zealand Government

SALTER BROTHERS’ NZ FUNDS MEET ALL ACCEPTABLE INVESTMENT CRITERIA

If you are applying for an Investor 1 or 2 Resident Visa, your money must be invested in acceptable investments such as with Salter Brothers Funds, which meet all criteria including: 

  • Capability of a commercial return;
  • Invested in New Zealand in New Zealand dollars;
  • The potential to contribute to New Zealand’s economy;
  • Invested in lawful enterprises or managed funds;
  • Not be for personal use; e.g.. home, boat or car.

Salter Brothers Asset Management Pty Limited: ABN 33 119 833 760, AFSL 308971 is the trustee of all Salter Brothers Funds.