Bancorp Wealth Management Ltd. is New Zealand’s oldest and largest independent investment bank.

For over three decades, the firm has advised pioneering Japanese investors through a comprehensive range of tailored financial products and services. Recognized for their long-term approach to investment and the active role they play in contributing to the local economy, Japanese have long been favored clientele of Bancorp.

“We deal with the Japanese on several levels, including our involvement with the Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC) that actively promulgates bilateral trade,” said Craig Brownie, Bancorp’s managing director.

“As we play a role in facilitating investments into New Zealand, we have developed strong relations with Japanese companies investing in the country and our private banking services are tailored toward Japanese high net worth clients.”

“Our Japanese clients have been active in New Zealand for a long time and we are constantly strengthening our relationships,” added Mia Evans, general manager of Bancorp and JNZBC vice chair.

New Zealand has an efficient tax system, public and private sector transparency, low import tariffs, lack of currency restrictions, a floating dollar and a strong political system headed by a stable government. The country is now attracting the next wave of Japanese investors.

“Since the global financial crisis, the New Zealand economy has performed well and today, we play a strong intermediary role for our corporate clients in key industries,” said Brownie. “We have the expertise, we have Japanese staff who speak the language and we are driven to deliver.”

“We provide a range of innovative products and personal service(s) for our individual customers and offer impartial advice in order to better serve our clients, including a suite of residency-eligible investments,” said Evans.

In addition to private banking and wealth management, Bancorp has the largest team of independent treasury risk management advisers in Australasia.

“Our wide range of treasury services, flat fee structures and trusted reputation will enable us to continue to position ourselves as the partner of choice for our Japanese clients,” said Evans.