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'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  5 comments

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

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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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IFA checks in on RFA members

IFA has approached its non-AFA members, to warn them they face the need to upskill to keep up with Financial Advisers Act changes.

Monday, July 25th, 5:59AM

But chief executive Fred Dodds said the association’s members were well-positioned for educational changes under the new regime.

“We only have 40 advisers who are RFAs, out of 700 practitioners. The 660 AFAs are also dominated by 360 of them holding wither CFP or CLU designations.”

He said the 40 advisers who were not AFAs had been contacted by the association to encourage them to be proactive about the forthcoming changes ...MORE»

Future Penny has eye on Kiwi market

Monday, July 25th, 5:59AM

An Australian roboadvice firm is looking to expand into New Zealand.

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FAA review means advisers spend less time advising clients

Friday, July 22nd, 5:58AM  5 comments

Small financial advice firms who have only just finished getting their businesses in line with the current Financial Advisers Act now face a hefty bill to do it all over again.

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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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Banks care more about income than equity

Sunday, July 24th, 9:53AM  2 comments

Homeowners who want to tap into their increased equity in their homes are being warned they may be disappointed, unless they have had an income boost, too. 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»

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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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