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10% miss Information Return deadline

Ninety per cent of the inaugural AFA information returns were submitted on time.

Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00AM

The returns are part of new reporting requirements for AFAs and had to be filed by September 30, covering the period until June 30.

They will now be an annual requirement.

All 1881 AFAs are required to complete a return.

The Financial Markets Authority said 90% of them had been received by yesterday.

A spokesman said the authority was happy with the response to the returns.

The information return included 40 questions about adviser businesses, including details of benefits received from product providers, number of clients and transactions, persistency rates and broking services ...MORE»

The perfect performance fee: Part One

Wednesday, October 1st, 1:47PM  3 comments

Performance fees are intended to reward fund managers for outperforming the market and generating above average investor returns.  Each performance fee has several moving parts for which there is currently no market standard in New Zealand.  In this two part commentary John Berry looks at fair and unfair performance fee features, and thinks about how a fund manager might construct the perfect performance fee.

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NZFP's AMP ties cut next month

Wednesday, October 1st, 6:00AM

NZ Financial Planning expects to have completed its transition to its new platform, and away from AMP, by the middle of next month.

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Naylor: Time to rename advisers

There are calls for financial advisers to be given an image overhaul.

Tuesday, September 30th, 6:00AM  9 comments

The Financial Advisers Act is due to be reviewed next year and there have been suggestions that the registered financial adviser designation should be dropped.

Massey University school of economics and finance senior lecturer Mike Naylor said there was still a place for RFA advisers.

But he said new terms were needed to describe all advisers.

He said the current AFA, RFA and QFE designations were not easy for the public to understand ...MORE»

Meeting brought Van Eyk concerns to a head

Monday, September 29th, 6:00AM

Being unable to gain control of Van Eyk was what pushed Australasian Wealth Investments (AWI) to decide the shareholding was no longer part of its long-term strategy, its chairman says.

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[Weekly Wrap] Please minister, engage

Friday, September 26th, 9:23AM

One of the outcomes from this year’s election, no matter who won, is that we are likely to see a new Minister of Commerce and that is probably a good thing.

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Four year securitisation drought ends

Friday, September 26th, 1:54PM

Non-bank lender RESIMAC has completed a $150 million securitisation which will help it continue to grow in New Zealand. MORE»

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Make sure customers understand product: ISO

Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:00AM

Something as simple as a customer not completely understanding the insurance product they purchase can lead to a complaint, the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman says. MORE»

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10% miss Information Return deadline

Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00AM

Ninety per cent of the inaugural AFA information returns were submitted on time. MORE»

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Pinnacle Life appoints CEO

Thursday, October 2nd, 2:44PM

Online life insurance business Pinnacle Life has appointed a CEO to take over the role from Noel Vaughan. MORE»

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KIPT bonds oversubscribed

Friday, July 11th, 5:02PM

Kiwi Income Property Trust’s offer of seven-year bonds has been oversubscribed. MORE»

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FMA warns KiwiSaver providers to put customers first

Wednesday, October 1st, 1:16PM

More than twice as many KiwiSaver customers switched provider in the past year than in the same period the year before - prompting the FMA to warn that transfers must be done in the best interest of the customer. MORE»

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  • The perfect performance fee: Part One
    “Informative article but I think the best performance fee is no performance fee. What’s more part of the reason exchange...”
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  • Naylor: Time to rename advisers
    “Here's a thought - maybe the public actually gets better quality advice dealing with people who specialise and stick to their...”
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