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Ara launches adviser degree - but is there demand?

Tertiary institute Ara is hoping it is well-positioned to take advantage of looming changes to financial advisers’ qualification requirements.

Thursday, September 1st, 6:00AM

The institute was formed through a merger of CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic.

It this year launched a graduate diploma and degree major in personal financial planning.

The specialisation is part of the broader degree in applied business management.

The graduate diploma is offered as a mix of online, classroom and one-on-one learning.

A spokeswoman said there were seven or eight students on the diploma course this year ...MORE»

Associations swerve Money Week

Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00AM  2 comments

Adviser groups are giving Money Week a miss this year.

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Resigned FSC members rejoin

Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00AM  1 comment

But some insurers yet to pay the invoices sent to them for the next year's membership.

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Stewart nails third capital raising

Ralph Stewart's Retirement Income Group has exceeded expectations with its latest capital raising which should enable the company to reach break-even point in 2018.

Tuesday, August 30th, 6:00AM  1 comment

RIG set out to raise a minimum of $1.3 million in its third and latest capital raising and ended up pulling in $1.8 million.

Managing director Ralph Stewart says the additional capital will be used primarily to support future sales growth. It will also help the company meet increased capital adequacy requirements.

RIG recently changed its capital holding policy: “We have increased our policy of holding at least 100% of the required regulatory capital to 110% ...MORE»

FMA 'suggested' Diversified sell to Fisher

Monday, August 29th, 6:00AM

The Financial Markets Authority says it “suggested” Diversified Investment Strategies talk to Fisher Funds about buying its Law Retirement KiwiSaver Fund – but did not recommend or broker the sale.

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Formal Financial Advice NZ conversations start next month

Friday, August 26th, 6:00AM  5 comments

More of the countries’ adviser associations will be approached more formally early next month about the possibility of becoming involved with Financial Advice New Zealand.

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Industry must face up to trend for commission regulation

Friday, July 15th, 11:51AM  7 comments

Massey University's Michael Naylor discusses the FMA's report on insurance replacement business. MORE»

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Rising pressures impact on Kiwibank

Friday, August 26th, 5:34PM

Competitive market and increasing funding costs mean Kiwibank has experienced a small drop in its annual after tax profits. MORE»

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Resigned FSC members rejoin

Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00AM  1 comment

But some insurers yet to pay the invoices sent to them for the next year's membership. MORE»

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Call for more scrutiny of regulators

Monday, August 15th, 5:59AM  2 comments

Financial services providers are becoming ever more familiar with the Financial Markets Authority in its industry oversight role – but who is keeping an eye on the regulators? MORE»

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Weaver leaves MJW

Monday, August 29th, 10:29AM  1 comment

Actuary Mark Weaver is moving on from the firm that holds his name. MORE»

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Look under the bonnet of bond benchmarks

Wednesday, August 31st, 6:00AM

The average maturity of widely-followed fixed interest indices has quietly been extending longer and longer. David Scobie, senior consultant at Mercer, takes a look at the potential implications for investor portfolios. MORE»

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Generate rakes in new FUM

Thursday, August 25th, 9:04AM

Adviser-distributed Generate KiwiSaver grew its funds under management by just over a quarter in the three months to the end of June, a new survey shows. MORE»

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