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Getting to Know: Richard Klipin

Richard Klipin is tackling the job of rejuvenating the FSC in a period of big change for the industry.

Friday, July 28th, 11:30AM

Who are you and what do you do?

I am Richard Klipin, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Council. The FSC is the peak industry body representing the wealth management sector with a focus on life insurers, wealth managers (Kiwisaver & Super) and funds managers.

How did you get into the industry?

Way back after finishing uni in Sydney, I was looking for a career that could combine my areas of interest – economics, people and education ...MORE»

Associations give nod to Financial Advice NZ

Friday, July 28th, 6:00AM

FAA, IFA and PAA have each given the green light for the establishment of the new adviser association, Financial Advice NZ.


Advisers should be whistle-blowers

Thursday, July 27th, 6:00AM  3 comments

Advisers are blowing the whistle on each other – and industry commentators say that’s to be encouraged.


Adviser complaints up 70pc

A jump in the number of complaints about financial advisers has prompted Financial Services Complaints Ltd to warn advisers to take care with their record-keeping and communication with clients.

Wednesday, July 26th, 6:00AM

The dispute resolution provider recorded a 21% increase in inquiries and complaints over the past year, up to 4365, and a 70% increase in the number of complaints about advisers.

Chief executive Susan Taylor said many of the complaints it received came from poor communication.

Insurance, particularly travel insurance, was the most complained about category. Complaints about personal insurance were rising in number, Taylor said ...MORE»

Bigger questions to ask of retirement policy: Report

Tuesday, July 25th, 6:00AM

Analysts says the 'jokey' 2016 review from the Retirement Commissioner missed some of the big questions.


Fisher joins Rich List

Monday, July 24th, 8:36PM

A familiar face for advisers has been named among the country's richest people.


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Industry must face up to trend for commission regulation

Friday, July 15th, 11:51AM  8 comments

Massey University's Michael Naylor discusses the FMA's report on insurance replacement business. MORE»

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OCR held again - here's what RBNZ had to say

Thursday, June 22nd, 9:00AM

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged while saying major challenges remain. MORE»

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EDRs: Here's how to protect yourself from churn claims

Thursday, July 27th, 8:56PM

Advisers must keep good records of their interactions with clients to protect themselves against allegations of churning business, dispute resolution services say. MORE»

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FARs - where's the accountability?

Wednesday, March 29th, 6:00AM  16 comments

It is appropriate for financial advice providers to be accountable for their financial advice representatives, because they are simply acting as a conduit between the provider and the client, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says. MORE»

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Slater to return to dispute resolutions

Monday, July 24th, 8:57AM

Trevor Slater is leaving IDS to take up a new role with one of the disputes resolution providers. MORE»

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Finance boost for UDC buyer

Monday, July 3rd, 8:34PM

TIP Trailer Services, a subsidiary of HNA Group leading the purchase of UDC from ANZ, has secured new financing arrangements to a total of $2.7 billion for UDC which will be effective when the sale is complete. MORE»


Booster buys into wine

Wednesday, July 26th, 8:42PM

KiwiSaver firm Booster has made a direct investment of capital into a wine company. MORE»

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