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Wrap platforms should stick to their knitting: Coplestone

New Zealand wrap platforms have a better handle on their role in the market than their Australian counterparts, one industry commentator says.

Wednesday, August 5th, 5:59AM  1 comment

Heathcote Investment Partners director Clayton Copleston spoke at a conference in Australia last week, where he said platforms that applied prescriptive processes and filters on the products they would accept were overstepping their role and acting as a sort of proxy adviser.

Coplestone said the question arose at the conference about why it was so hard to get products on to the Australian wrap platforms ...MORE»

International equities exposure offered with no fees

Tuesday, August 4th, 6:27AM

Investors soon be able to get access to a group of highly rated fund managers who have waived their investment management fees.

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Alliance offers back-office support

Tuesday, August 4th, 6:00AM

Independent adviser businesses struggling to stay afloat amid increasing administrative requirements are being given an opportunity to outsource more of their back-office functions.

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Super Fund sticks with growth assets

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s passive Reference Portfolio, the basis on which the majority of the Fund is invested, will remain strongly weighted to equity ownership, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the manager of the Fund, say.

Monday, August 3rd, 10:39AM

The Reference Portfolio is selected as the lowest-cost access to the most relevant, liquid, market exposure the Fund needs to meet its mandate, providing both economic return and a benchmark for active investment.

The Guardians expect the Reference Portfolio to return 7.7% over 20-year periods, 2.7% above the estimated risk free (Treasury Bill) interest rate.

A five-yearly review by the Guardians has found that the Reference Portfolio’s current mix of 80% equity ownership and 20% fixed income assets is appropriate, given the Fund’s 20 year-plus investment horizon ...MORE»

Attitudes to advice cost must change

Monday, August 3rd, 6:00AM  2 comments

New Zealanders will need an attitude change to accept they will have to pay for financial advice as part of safe decumulation, Auckland University researchers say.

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Harbour good students

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HSBC does it again

Friday, July 31st, 11:28AM  2 comments

HSBC has launched an interest rate of 4.49% for its one, two and three-year fixed-term residential mortgages. MORE»

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Commission, replacement not an issue, summit hears

Tuesday, August 4th, 6:00AM

A recent PAA "summit on accessibility of advice" shows industry consensus that adviser remuneration and replacement business are not problems in and of themselves, the association’s president says. MORE»

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Massey calls for Act overhaul

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM  3 comments

Industry regulations are cumbersome and reduce the number of advisers operating in the New Zealand market, a group of Massey University academics say. MORE»

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Analyst goes independent

Wednesday, August 5th, 6:00AM

Former Morningstar equity analyst Nachiket Moghe is branching out on his own, offering independent stock research. MORE»

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General Finance experiencing good growth

Thursday, July 2nd, 2:56PM

General Finance is seeing growth in its business as investors chase good yields. MORE»

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Stick with KiwiSaver past 65, AMP urges

Wednesday, August 5th, 6:00AM

Many New Zealanders have the mistaken belief that once they get to 65, they have to pull their money out of KiwiSaver, AMP New Zealand’s general manager of investments and insurance, Therese Singleton, says. MORE»

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  • Wrap platforms should stick to their knitting: Coplestone
    “Our system and thus our clients don’t need platforms so we can avoid their fees and these sort of distracting issues. Regards Brent...”
    5 hours ago by Brent Sheather
  • Attitudes to advice cost must change
    “I am delighted to read a paper that is pro-advice and recognises the vital role that good financial advice does play in society....”
    1 day ago by Dirty Harry
  • Attitudes to advice cost must change
    “The challenge for the industry is to outline & justify what value they're adding, in exchange for payment. Unfortunately...”
    2 days ago by Pragmatic
  • Massey calls for Act overhaul
    “Completely agree with Tash, unfortunately common sense does not prevail and the last few years have been a complete waste...”
    3 days ago by Broker
  • Massey calls for Act overhaul
    “@tash if these "experts" understood or at least willing to listen to us, we will not be having this dialogue in the first...”
    4 days ago by w k
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