Sam Stubbs

Sam Stubbs is managing director of Simplicity. He was most recently the CEO Of Tower Investments, a KiwiSaver default provider. Before that he was Managing Director of Hanover Group, and spend 10 years working for Goldman Sachs in London and Hong Kong.

Business
Jul 7, 2018

Are Australian banks rent seeking in New Zealand? And what can we do about it?

As Australian banks make more and more money in New Zealand, they contribute less and less to the economy. Here's what we can do about it.

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Society
May 15, 2018

Honey, we bought a road: how KiwiSaver can save our infrastructure

KiwiSavers like you and me are the benefactors New Zealand's infrastructural development is looking for, says Simplicity’s Sam Stubbs.

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Politics
Apr 29, 2018

Pull the other one. Of course NZ must launch an inquiry into banking

We must follow the Australians' lead and scrutinise our industry, writes the head of a KiwiSaver provider

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Society
Mar 14, 2018

Flipping capitalism on its head

The key to better jobs, more money and a successful economy for all New Zealanders? Investors need to quit thinking like shareholders and start thinking like stakeholders, says Simplicity's Sam Stubbs.

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Society
Feb 23, 2018

Is NZ ready for its $80 billion investment windfall?

With over 2.8m members, KiwiSaver is the most successful financial product in New Zealand since the chequing account. Simplicity managing director Sam Stubbs looks at its potential for New Zealand.

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Society
Dec 15, 2016

Finally, after the shitter that was 2016, some good news: For NZ investors and KiwiSavers, things have seldom looked better

Things might be bleak internationally, but as we close out 2016 there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about our own economic future, as Sam Stubbs explains.

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Society
Dec 7, 2016

A war has broken out in KiwiSaver – here’s why the big banks and funds are freaking out

Over the past month, buried in the finance and markets pages of the Herald and elsewhere, there’s been a war brewing over KiwiSaver. The cause is the arrival and quick success of Simplicity, a not-for-profit Kiwisaver scheme. Simplicity’s Sam Stubbs responds to the latest, most aggressive attack from the sector.

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