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FMA: Changing regulatory landscape hard for some

New Zealand’s new world of financial regulation has come as a shock to many, but the Financial Markets Authority boss says it is building an improved investment environment.

Thursday, May 26th, 6:00AM  1 comment

FMA chief executive Rob Everett said some firms were left reeling when the previously unregulated environment changed and they suddenly had to engage with active regulation – even if there wasn’t necessarily a problem.

“There is an element of culture shock for firms that have not been regulated before, and indeed those that are regulated elsewhere but can’t grasp why the same needs to happen here in New Zealand ...MORE»

Tax changes suggested to hit richer pensioners

Wednesday, May 25th, 6:00AM  3 comments

Something will have to give when it comes to NZ Super, but whether that is an increase in the age of eligibility or a tax claw back from higher earners is up for debate.

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FMA: Advice at retirement 'crucial'

Tuesday, May 24th, 6:00AM  1 comment

New Zealand needs to address a financial advice gap, the chief executive of the Financial Markets Authority says.

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Lack of advisers a '10- to 30-year problem'

An ageing adviser workforce means New Zealanders may not be able to get advice when they need it - and the problem could last decades, AMP's director of advice says.

Monday, May 23rd, 6:00AM  6 comments

Blair Vernon spoke at the Commission for Financial Capability's decumulation forum in Auckland on Friday.

He said many New Zealanders had a consumption problem - both before retirement and in it. "That's the biggest challenge facing New Zealanders, their preparedness to spend on other things pre-retirement, not retirement savings or even the consumption of quality advice on how to accumulate. There is a belief they can carry on that consumption rate unabated in retirement and somehow be unhappy about the outcome ...MORE»

Stubbs looking to launch new KiwiSaver offer

Friday, May 20th, 4:00PM

[UPDATED] Former Tower Investments boss Sam Stubbs is staying tight-lipped about his latest venture, but Good Returns understands it is a fee-based KiwiSaver scheme.

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Nikko reports strong retail growth

Friday, May 20th, 1:31PM

Nikko Asset Management New Zealand’s assets under management has topped $5 billion.

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Some advisers earning more than $750k per year

Friday, May 13th, 6:00AM  9 comments

Insurance premiums would fall by up to 6% if advisers’ commissions were cut by a quarter, a new report says. MORE»

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Investors’ mortgage lending share up

Thursday, May 26th, 12:26AM

New Reserve Bank lending data leaves little doubt that investors are busy in the current market. MORE»

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What do you cut when something has to give?

Monday, May 23rd, 11:45AM  1 comment

What’s the right process for cutting cover when the client’s budget is tight? MORE»

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IDS to offer complaint service

Wednesday, April 13th, 5:59AM

Compliance firm IDS is to tap the skills of its newly-appointed general manager to offer a new service to help advisers manage complaints. MORE»

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AMP makes advice appointments

Thursday, May 19th, 4:30PM

AMP has appointed Richard Brown has head of distribution and Clive Atkins as head of enterprise distribution, within its advice and sales business. MORE»

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Wellington Airport issues bonds

Monday, May 9th, 8:29PM

Wellington International Airport has allocated $75 million in bonds to participants in its book build process, including $25 million in oversubscriptions. MORE»

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Big lift in KiwiSaver withdrawals

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:44PM

New data from ANZ shows a big increase in the number of first-home buyers turning to KiwiSaver to help them get into the property market. MORE»

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