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Pie Funds relaunches global fund

Pie Funds is relaunching its global fund, and increasing the number of direct investments it holds

Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:01AM

Head of client services Sam de Court said the fund had been operating for just over three years and had evolved over the past year.

“It used to be entirely a fund of funds,” he said.

“The reason we did that was that we didn’t have the experience in investing outside Australasia, but over time two things changed. We came to realise with a fund of funds, it’s very hard to outperform.”

He said the fund was too highly diversified, with as many as 500 underlying stocks ...MORE»

One case in 10 related to advisers: FMA

Tuesday, February 21st, 6:00AM

Going to court is not always the most effective way to deal with conduct and compliance issues, the Financial Markets Authority says.


Gaynor: Role change part of succession plan

Tuesday, February 21st, 6:00AM

Milford Asset Management executive director Brian Gaynor says his decision to give up portfolio management duties is part of a natural evolution for the firm.


KiwiSaver popularity brings attention to 'second-order' problems

Former deputy prime minister and finance minister Sir Michael Cullen says the need for an annuity provider to help KiwiSaver members manage their lump sums on retirement is another sign of the scheme’s success.

Tuesday, February 21st, 5:59AM

He recently joined the board of the Retirement Income Group (RIG).

RIG manages New Zealand’s only variable annuity, Lifetime Retirement Income.

Sir Michael said annuity providers had not made much cut-through in New Zealand and the products that had been available to New Zealanders were not seen as attractive.

But he said as the KiwiSaver balances built up it raised issues about what options would be available to members at retirement ...MORE»

No more agents but not everyone impressed

Monday, February 20th, 6:00AM  17 comments

New rules governing financial advice have done away with a proposed "agent" category, but many people are unimpressed.


Profits down for Kiwibank

Monday, February 20th, 5:42AM

Funding pressures and infrastructure spending are to blame for a 13% decline in Kiwibank’s net after-tax profit in the last half of 2016.


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Industry must face up to trend for commission regulation

Friday, July 15th, 11:51AM  8 comments

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

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Volatility leads to tighter lending environment

Thursday, February 16th, 12:56AM

Expect slower lending growth and rising interest rates this year as banks respond to developments in 2016, the latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey says. MORE»

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nib boosts profit

Monday, February 20th, 12:21PM

nib has reported a 40% increase in underlying profit in its New Zealand operations. MORE»

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FMA warns on AML, won't name and shame

Wednesday, February 8th, 11:20AM

Twelve reporting entities, including advisers and advice firms, have been handed formal warnings for breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws. MORE»

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Sovereign appoints distribution boss

Thursday, February 9th, 12:00PM

A newly-created role will be charged with helping to grow adviser businesses. MORE»

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UDC gets downgraded on sale news

Thursday, January 12th, 10:23AM

UDC has had its credit rating down-graded following ANZ's announcement it plans to sell the business to a private Chinese conglomerate, and questions are raised about the future of the finance company. MORE»


KiwiSaver popularity brings attention to 'second-order' problems

Tuesday, February 21st, 5:59AM

Former deputy prime minister and finance minister Sir Michael Cullen says the need for an annuity provider to help KiwiSaver members manage their lump sums on retirement is another sign of the scheme’s success. MORE»

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