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Associations expecting 'yes' vote

PAA’s chief executive says he would be very surprised if his organisation's members did not vote in favour of the establishment of Financial Advice New Zealand.

Tuesday, June 28th, 6:01AM

Rod Severn, his counterpart at IFA, Fred Dodds, and the two presidents of the organisations, Michael Dowling and Bruce Cortesi, held a series of sessions with members of the IFA and PAA around the country last week to discuss their proposal for a new adviser association.

Severn said the feedback from members had been positive. “There was a good turnout in each location and nobody came into the meeting with any negative ideas ...MORE»

Transfer firms untroubled by Brexit

Tuesday, June 28th, 6:00AM

Pension transfer advisers are expecting to have to reassure some British migrants about the impact of Brexit on their UK super savings.


Brexit: Don't panic

Monday, June 27th, 6:00AM

New Zealand investors are being urged not to panic about the potential impact of Brexit on their portfolios.


Boutiques take hold in NZ

KiwiSaver has been a driving force in the rise of boutique fund managers in New Zealand, one analyst says, but New Zealand still has a highly concentrated market with some capacity issues.

Friday, June 24th, 6:00AM

David Scobie, of Mercer, recently released research that shows nine of the 11 major fund managers in the New Zealand market have some form of ownership by key staff.  That compares to 2008, when five of the biggest operators were in full corporate ownership.

Scobie said the growth of boutique managers was a global phenomenon.

“Helping drive the rise is the fact that boutique structures offer investment managers, who have often forged a career as part of a larger organisation, the opportunity to work for themselves and determine their own destiny,” he said ...MORE»

Turbo-charged returns can't last: Super Fund

Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00AM

Strong market returns experienced over the past five years are unlikely to continue into the future -  but low interest rates are likely here to stay, the NZ Super Fund’s manager of investment analysis, Roland Winn, says.


Roboadvice could complement adviser businesses

Thursday, June 23rd, 5:59AM

Financial advisers could be able to make more money out of clients with smaller investment portfolios if they can find a way to introduce some roboadvice into their practices, it has been suggested.


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Commissions not driving adviser behaviour

Wednesday, June 15th, 10:40AM  8 comments

Former AIG managing director and GM of AIA NZ David Whyte argues a drop in commissions won't drive advisers out - because high commissions aren't attracting them in any great number. MORE»

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Mortgage lending hits record high

Monday, June 27th, 4:42PM

Mortgage lending was up again in May and nearly half of it was in interest only loans, the Reserve Bank’s new, more detailed lending data reveals. MORE»

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Building a new advice process – Start With A Question

Tuesday, June 28th, 11:37AM

Just say for a moment that one of the outcomes of the Financial Advisers Act Review is that most RFAs will have to meet the requirements of the AFA Code of Practice. MORE»

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IDS to offer complaint service

Wednesday, April 13th, 5:59AM

Compliance firm IDS is to tap the skills of its newly-appointed general manager to offer a new service to help advisers manage complaints. MORE»

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David Whyte takes chair of planning group

Monday, June 27th, 4:37PM

David Whyte has been appointed an independent director and chairman of the Camelot Group, which has strong ties to Grosvenor. MORE»

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Former finance firm completes full circle

Monday, June 20th, 2:36PM

Listed non-bank finance company GFNZ Group plans to revert to its old name of Geneva Finance and boost its share price. MORE»


Forget returns and fees, investors told

Tuesday, June 21st, 6:00AM  1 comment

New Zealand fund managers should be competing for KiwiSaver members on the basis of advice, transparency and service – not fees or returns, one manager says. MORE»

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