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Getting to know...Clayton Coplestone

This week we meet the head of fund distribution business Heathcote Investment Partners, Clayton Coplestone.

Friday, March 27th, 10:43AM

Who are you and what do you do?

Heathcote Investment Partners actively seeks to own the NZ rights to world’s-best investment capabilities from here and overseas. We use a combination of independent research, adviser appetite and global connections to help identify capabilities that are appropriate for the retail, wholesale and institutional community.

How did you get into the funds management industry?

I started off working as a scripie for a stock broking firm in 1985 before joining a money market entity in September 1987 (more out of luck than management) ...MORE»

NZX launches options

Friday, March 27th, 6:00AM

Investors who want to trade equity options now have a local alternative.


Website list removed

Thursday, March 26th, 2:30PM

The Financial Markets Authority has dropped its website list of authorised financial advisers because it did not always provide the most up-to-date information, a spokeswoman says.


What is the value of CPD?

Continuing professional development does not offer much benefit for financial advisers, it has been claimed.

Thursday, March 26th, 6:00AM  10 comments

Authorised financial advisers are bound by the Code of Professional Conduct to complete 30 hours’ CPD over two years. But RFAs are only required to be competent to do their job.

It has been suggested the Financial Advisers Act review may increase what is required of RFAs. Already, several professional bodies require higher standard of their RFA members, including NZFAA, IBANZ and IFA. PAA has no set requirements but promotes CPD options ...MORE»

FMA takes AML action

Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00AM

Concerns about compliance with the anti-money laundering legislation have driven the Financial Markets Authority to issue warnings to a number of the businesses that report to it.


No choice but to get a DIMs licence: Regan

Tuesday, March 24th, 7:54AM

AMP been granted a DIMS licence and says it was essential to go down this route, although it is unlikely to make any extra profit from offering the service to advisers.


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Property prices impact on S&P’s assessment of NZ banking sector

Friday, March 27th, 9:52AM

A plunge in property prices is a key risk factor for banks in New Zealand, according to a new report from Standard & Poor’s. MORE»

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Watch out for the newly promoted income protection client

Thursday, March 26th, 10:14AM  1 comment

Russell Hutchinson provides an example of why the policy wording of some income protection products should be changed. MORE»

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Tell MBIE what you think of regulation

Friday, March 13th, 6:00AM

Advisers are being asked to fill out a survey for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on what they think about regulation of the sector, as part of the review of the Financial Advisers Act. MORE»

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Partners chief actuary retires

Sunday, March 22nd, 8:15PM

Partners Life chief actuary Chris Coon is retiring after more than four years in the role. MORE»

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Global bond yields collapse

Thursday, February 5th, 6:00AM

Global bond yields collapsed in January, driven by a combination of lower oil prices, inflation concerns and bond buying by the European Central Bank. MORE»


Crowded KiwiSaver market sparks concern

Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00AM

The number of KiwiSaver providers in the New Zealand market may be unsustainable, the head of one of them says. MORE»

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