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Can conditions get better for NZ equities?

Friday, April 18th, 12:30PM

In the short term the New Zealand equity market might take a breather. There are signs that the market is ‘losing breadth’, although we doubt that is a robust measure to judge the outlook. Typically equity markets follow GDP growth trends, and New Zealand GDP growth remains robust. Over the medium term New Zealand equity returns have been nicely tied to GDP growth because company revenue prospects, margins and corporate profits are closely related to how well the economy is performing ...MORE»

[Weekly Wrap] A bit of financial planning nostaliga

Thursday, April 17th, 10:46AM

This week has had a tinge of nostaliga with some of the old names of financial planning coming into the news.


Call for advisers to audit each other

Thursday, April 17th, 6:00AM  3 comments

Senior financial advisers should set up a system to audit each other for compliance with things such as the Anti-Money Laundering legislation, the Institute of Financial Advisers says.


NZFP cuts AMP connection; Two jump ship

New Zealand Financial Planning, whose roots go right back to the start of financial planning in this country, is splitting with the bulk of the firm cutting its ties with AMP.

Wednesday, April 16th, 6:00AM

NZ Financial Planning has between $260 million and $300 million of funds under management that sit on the former AXA-owned platform, Assure.  That does not include funds under advisement - investments held directly by the client but upon which NZ Financial Planning advisers offer advice.

The company has been tied into Assure for many years, however that agreement is coming to an end and a decision has been made to establish a new platform and exit Assure, which is now owned by AMP ...MORE»

Call for Govt to come clean on intentions

Monday, April 14th, 6:00AM  6 comments

If the Government wants to get rid of independent financial advice, it should stand up and say so, one adviser says.


[Weekly Wrap] Crackle, bang, pop

Friday, April 11th, 9:40AM

This week the FMA's new CEO adds some crackle (but in an nice way). Bang. The courts reprimand Spicers and one of New Zealand's orginal financial planners. Pop goes another KiwiSaver fund. 


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Economists: Expect another increase

Thursday, April 17th, 5:00PM

Another hike is coming in the Official Cash Rate this Thursday, economists predict. MORE»

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Health Funds says research data wrong

Wednesday, April 9th, 9:38PM

The Health Funds Association says Roy Morgan's reseach on health insurance is wrong and the numbers don't stack up with what the association sees. MORE»

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Return 'may just add work for advisers'

Wednesday, March 26th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Industry participants were scathing in their response to the first draft of the new information return advisers will now have to complete annually. But the changes the FMA has made in its second attempt have been cautiously welcomed. MORE»

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New BNZ boss appointed

Thursday, April 17th, 1:16PM

BNZ has named Anthony Healy as its new chief executive and managing director. MORE»

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Strong demand expected for LG tender

Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:00AM

Offshore participation in local government funding agency bonds is increasing, Westpac says. MORE»


Make tax an election issue: FSC

Thursday, April 17th, 6:00AM

Tax on KiwiSaver should be an election issue this year, the Financial Services Council says. MORE»

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