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DIMS conditions clarified

The FMA has clarified the additional standard conditions that it proposes will be imposed on AFAs who offer personalised DIMS.

Friday, January 30th, 6:00AM  3 comments

It consulted on the minimum standards for personalised DIMS in November.  That paper included additional standard conditions for AFAs relating to outsourcing and financial resources.

The FMA yesterday clarified and re-issued the standard conditions and has asked for more feedback. Submissions close February 27.

The outsourcing standard requires that any AFA who outsources processes or systems a part of their DIMS must be satisfied the provider is capable of performing the service to the standard required to meet the AFA’s authorisation obligations ...MORE»

Don't expect returns to continue: NZ Super Fund

Thursday, January 29th, 3:52PM

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund returned 13.89% over 2014 but there’s a warning 2015 may not be as good.

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KiwiSaver effect has wide reach

Thursday, January 29th, 6:00AM

New Zealand’s boutique funds managers are set to benefit from the growth of KiwiSaver, even if they do not operate funds themselves.

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Advisers concerns heard, Goldsmith says

Advisers’ concerns about the impact of regulation on the viability of their business have been noted, the new Commerce Minister says.

Wednesday, January 28th, 6:00AM

Paul Goldsmith said he was aware of the business pressure increasing regulation was putting on financial advisers and that would be part of the review of the Financial Advisers Act this year.

Goldsmith, who took over from Craig Foss after the election, said he had been talking to a range of people across the financial services sector and had heard that the administrative burden of regulation was significant, particularly for advisers who operated small businesses ...MORE»

2015 may see bonds' fortunes reverse

Tuesday, January 27th, 6:00AM

This year may mark a change in the psyche of the bond market, it has been predicted.

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Advisers wrongly get blame

Monday, January 26th, 6:00AM

Financial advisers are getting the blame for product failures and the mistakes of people who are not authorised to provide financial advice, Australia’s Association of Financial Advisers says.

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Friday, January 30th, 6:00AM

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DIMS conditions clarified

Friday, January 30th, 6:00AM  3 comments

The FMA has clarified the additional standard conditions that it proposes will be imposed on AFAs who offer personalised DIMS. MORE»

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Westpac adviser moves on

Wednesday, January 21st, 8:10PM

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2015 may see bonds' fortunes reverse

Tuesday, January 27th, 6:00AM

This year may mark a change in the psyche of the bond market, it has been predicted. MORE»

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KiwiSaver effect has wide reach

Thursday, January 29th, 6:00AM

New Zealand’s boutique funds managers are set to benefit from the growth of KiwiSaver, even if they do not operate funds themselves. MORE»

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