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'Client first' right standard for the industry: Everett

Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett says he has no patience for people who think the requirement to put clients first is difficult to implement or inappropriate in financial services.

Thursday, July 28th, 11:00AM  8 comments

The FMA is today releasing a good conduct guide for financial services participants.

While authorised financial advisers have had conduct requirements for many years, many participants are only now encountering conduct obligations for the first time through the introduction of the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

The revised Financial Advisers Act is also set to introduce a requirement to put a client’s interests first, across the entire financial adviser population ...MORE»

Big DIMS bill looming

Thursday, July 28th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Financial advisers who provide DIMS are bracing themselves for a big increase in their annual Financial Markets Authority levy.


Investors must battle fear

Thursday, July 28th, 5:59AM

Investors hamstrung by fearfulness may be putting themselves at risk of ending up in retirement without enough money in the bank.


'Work to do' to get advisers on to responsible investment

Advisers are slower than their clients to catch on to a growing movement towards responsible investment, it has been claimed.

Wednesday, July 27th, 6:00AM

The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia’s latest annual report has been released, which shows $78.7 billion invested responsibly in New Zealand.

Total New Zealand assets managed under responsible investment strategies has grown by 28% in the last year.

The investment is happening though everything from the country’s largest institutions to boutique funds and KiwiSaver providers.

“This isn’t just a passing trend, but an evolution of the entire sector that is now being driven strongly by the acknowledgement that investments perform better when they are investing in more sustainable companies and assets,” said Simon O’Connor, RIAA chief executive ...MORE»

FMA wants more money

Tuesday, July 26th, 6:01AM  6 comments

The Financial Markets Authority wants more funding – and the Government thinks financial markets participants should pick up the tab. 


IFA mum on FANZ vote

Tuesday, July 26th, 6:00AM  1 comment

The Institute of Financial Advisers has voted on the formation of Financial Advice New Zealand – but will not reveal what it has decided.


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Industry must face up to trend for commission regulation

Friday, July 15th, 11:51AM  5 comments

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

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Fall in mortgage lending

Wednesday, July 27th, 11:07AM

Drop in new mortgage lending in June’s Reserve Bank data suggests slowing demand – and it occurred before last week’s announcement that further LVR restrictions are coming. MORE»

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KiwiSaver approach to health insurance needed

Wednesday, July 27th, 1:04PM

KiwiSaver-style incentives to boost health insurance coverage would ease the burden on the public health system and help more New Zealanders get access to surgery, Health Funds Association says. MORE»

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IDS restructures to guide advisers through change

Thursday, July 21st, 6:00AM

Compliance firm IDS has restructured to help advisers prepare for more regulatory change on the horizon. MORE»

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Auld takes on new KiwiSaver role

Wednesday, July 27th, 1:45PM


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Former finance firm completes full circle

Monday, June 20th, 2:36PM

Listed non-bank finance company GFNZ Group plans to revert to its old name of Geneva Finance and boost its share price. MORE»


Defensive funds regain ground

Wednesday, July 27th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver funds with allocations to defensive assets are starting to shine again, new data shows. MORE»

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