News Round Up: June 16
Adviserlink liquidated; Study trip opportunity.
Monday, June 18th 2012, 6:36AM 4 Comments
Adviserlink, which offers training services to financial advisers, was liquidated in the HIgh Court at Auckland on Friday.
Now Australian firm Mentor Education has taken full ownership of the Adviserlink business in New Zealand.
Mentor Education has agreed to take over all existing Adviserlink students and has retained all student records as required.
All the current staff will stay with the business.
"Mentor Education, through the acquisition of Adviserlink, will be a significant training force in the New Zealand financial services market and is now taking new student enrolments for level 5 courses and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)," Mentor Education general manager David Cairns says.
Study tour of China
Premium Funds Management is organising a study tour of China for financial advisers. The tour is an "immersive experience" which aims to give participants a deeper understanding of the strong interconnections between Chines culture, its people and the economy.
It will be hosted in Beijing and Shanghai. Each stage will blend company visits and tourist attractions to balance out the day. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the fund managers of the Premium China Fund, Value Partners, as well as to hear direct from company executives.
To register your interest contact email@example.com.
New savings plan needed, says FSC
New Zealand requires a new savings plan if young Kiwi's are to retire with the same levels of superannuation benefits today's retirees enjoy, according to the Financial Services Council (FSC).
"The country needs a new savings plan built on KiwiSaver, which allows those closer to or in retirement to keep enjoying a pension like NZ Super," said chief executive Peter Neilson.
"We also need a 21st Century retirement savings which can allow those under 40, and future generations, to nearly double their retirement incomes through their own savings."
The FSC has been pushing for private savings to make a greater percentage of people's retirement incomes, saying it's at least 60% more efficient as a means of funding superannuation, and probably more than twice as efficient.
"It does not appear that the mix of a low tax rate and early eligibility that has made New Zealand Superannuation attractive until now can be maintained," Neilson said.
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