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Getting to Know...Brent Sheather

In this week's Getting to Know we meet Whakatane-based financial adviser Brent Sheather.

Friday, April 24th, 10:53AM

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a financial adviser, former member of the NZ Stock Exchange, and with two other advisers and a support team of five we manage $710 million for retail clients throughout New Zealand.  I have also written for the NZ Herald since about 1996.

From memory you were a sharebroker with Craigs many years ago, how did you get into the financial advice industry?

In early 1984 Neil Craig and I worked in the economics department of Tasman Pulp and Paper ...MORE»

Advisers under the magnifying glass

Friday, April 24th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Data collected from last year’s first round of information returns by authorised financial advisers shows how diverse the industry is and will help target monitoring activity, the FMA says.


FMA asks: What's your plan?

Thursday, April 23rd, 6:00AM  9 comments

FMA is surveying advisers who are currently authorised to provide DIMS, to determine what action they plan to take after next month.


More advisers sought

Good financial advisers are hard to find, according to a new recruitment survey.

Thursday, April 23rd, 5:59AM  2 comments

Recruitment firm Hays has released its latest quarterly report, which shows the pool of quality candidates in the finance sector is diminishing and available candidates are being snapped up quickly.

Hays managing director for New Zealand Jason Walker said the firm had a number of clients who wanted to hire financial advisers.

“[They] are always on the look-out for really strong business development financial advisers either in the life and risk adviser side as well financial advisers that also deal with investments and wealth ...MORE»

Reporting rules cause confusion

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:00AM

Advisers are worried new reporting requirements for wrap providers may be confusing their clients.


Asset allocation help coming

Tuesday, April 21st, 6:00AM  2 comments

NZIER is to launch a tool that will help financial advisers with asset allocation questions.


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RBNZ rate cut unlikely – for now

Friday, April 24th, 3:36PM

With the Reserve Bank’s next Official Cash Rate (OCR) announcement due on Thursday, a mortgagerates.co.nz survey of economists reveals many believe a downward bias is creeping into the RBNZ’s thinking. MORE»

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Advocates let advisers get on with business of advising: Kelly

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2:05PM  1 comment

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Time running out for DIMS decision

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00AM

With less than two months left to make a decision, a number of advisers are still unsure whether they will offer discretionary investment management services (DIMS) as of the second half of this year. MORE»

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Tuesday, April 21st, 12:33PM

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FMA warns on bank notes

Friday, April 24th, 6:00AM

Consumers are being warned to make sure they know what they’re doing if they invest in bank capital notes. MORE»


KiwiSaver for first homes gets boost: ANZ

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2:44PM

ANZ is reporting a surge in the number of customers wanting to use KiwiSaver to help buy their first home following the April 1 introduction of new regulations for KiwiSaver first-home withdrawals. MORE»

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