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FADC investigations near completion

FMA is close to finishing its investigation into two advisers.

Friday, October 9th, 6:00AM

It revealed earlier this year that it was considering two advisers for possible referral to the Financial Advisers Discipinary Committee, which deals with authorised financial advisers’ breaches of the code.

The FADC can impose fines up to $10,000 and cancel advisers' authorisation.

The FMA said this week it did not have a set timeframe for those investigations but they were not far from being finished ...MORE»

NZ Super Fund lauds active management strategies

Thursday, October 8th, 6:00AM

NZ Super Fund’s tilting investment strategy has been the main contributor to it beating the market.


FSCL takes issue with ISO name

Wednesday, October 7th, 6:00AM

Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) is not ruling out taking legal action over the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman’s name change.


FMA keen on KiwiSaver engagement

KiwiSaver advice practices will always be a point of interest to the Financial Markets Authority, its director of markets oversight says.

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00AM

The FMA has released its latest KiwiSaver report, which shows the amount earned from the scheme’s investments doubled in the year to March from a year earlier. Assets increased by 33% to $28.5 billion.

The FMA expects to publish a report on KiwiSaver sales and advice practices later this year.

There had been concerns about KiwiSaver members being encouraged to switch fund without adequate information but the report showed that transfers had plateaued ...MORE»

Milestone gets military contract

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00AM  3 comments

New Zealand’s Defence Force (NZDF) has appointed its official financial advisers.


Rest of industry gets taste of what advisers have been through

Monday, October 5th, 6:00AM

The rest of the financial services industry is starting to get a taste of the regulation financial advisers have been operating under for years, the Financial Markets Authority’s chief executive says.


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Global factors make for low rates

Monday, September 28th, 2:10PM

Low interest rates look set to continue as the Reserve Bank’s annual report emphasises the importance of maintaining a flexible monetary policy in the face of global economic challenges. MORE»

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$500k health claims unlikely for now

Friday, October 9th, 4:12PM

AIA is unlikely to have to pay out many claims that reach the full extent of its new $500,000 medical cover. MORE»

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Submission slams FMA

Friday, August 7th, 6:00AM  11 comments

SiFA has entered a searing submission in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper. MORE»

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Morningstar makes research appointment

Thursday, October 8th, 3:56PM

Morningstar has appointed Carolyn Holmes as director of equity research for Australia and New Zealand. MORE»

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Big boost for Harmoney

Friday, September 25th, 11:15AM

International peer-to-peer operator P2P Global Investments has agreed to provide up to $200 million of lending capital to Harmoney, which will be used to support continued growth in the New Zealand market and the upcoming Australian operation. MORE»


FMA keen on KiwiSaver engagement

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver advice practices will always be a point of interest to the Financial Markets Authority, its director of markets oversight says. MORE»

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