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Super Fund sticks with growth assets

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s passive Reference Portfolio, the basis on which the majority of the Fund is invested, will remain strongly weighted to equity ownership, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the manager of the Fund, say.

Monday, August 3rd, 10:39AM

The Reference Portfolio is selected as the lowest-cost access to the most relevant, liquid, market exposure the Fund needs to meet its mandate, providing both economic return and a benchmark for active investment.

The Guardians expect the Reference Portfolio to return 7.7% over 20-year periods, 2.7% above the estimated risk free (Treasury Bill) interest rate.

A five-yearly review by the Guardians has found that the Reference Portfolio’s current mix of 80% equity ownership and 20% fixed income assets is appropriate, given the Fund’s 20 year-plus investment horizon ...MORE»

Attitudes to advice cost must change

Monday, August 3rd, 6:00AM

New Zealanders will need an attitude change to accept they will have to pay for financial advice as part of safe decumulation, Auckland University researchers say.

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Harbour good students

Friday, July 31st, 5:37PM

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FMA takes action against Milford trader

The FMA has issued civil proceedings in the High Court against Milford Asset Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger.

Friday, July 31st, 12:52PM  1 comment

It comes after the FMA reached a $1.5 million settlement with Milford over breaches of market manipulation provisions.

At the time, the FMA said trading by one of Milford's staff had broken the rules and the Milford board had insufficient monitoring of activity. It said it was still conducting enforcement activity with the person in question.

Today, it announced the action against Warminger for trading between December 2013 and august 2014 ...MORE»

162 offer FAA feedback

Friday, July 31st, 6:00AM

MBIE says it is pleased with the level of feedback it has received in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper.

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Massey calls for Act overhaul

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM  2 comments

Industry regulations are cumbersome and reduce the number of advisers operating in the New Zealand market, a group of Massey University academics say.

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HSBC does it again

Friday, July 31st, 11:28AM  2 comments

HSBC has launched an interest rate of 4.49% for its one, two and three-year fixed-term residential mortgages. MORE»

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Advisers represent less than half of insurance market

Monday, August 3rd, 6:00AM

Relatively few life insurance products are sold via advisers earning high upfront commissions, new research suggests. MORE»

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Massey calls for Act overhaul

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM  2 comments

Industry regulations are cumbersome and reduce the number of advisers operating in the New Zealand market, a group of Massey University academics say. MORE»

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Moffatt leaves FMA

Monday, August 3rd, 2:10PM

FMA enforcement boss Belinda Moffatt is leaving the regulator. MORE»

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General Finance experiencing good growth

Thursday, July 2nd, 2:56PM

General Finance is seeing growth in its business as investors chase good yields. MORE»

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ANZ calls for action on women's savings

Thursday, July 30th, 6:01AM

ANZ is calling on other employers to do their bit to help women achieve better outcomes through KiwiSaver. MORE»

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