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Massey calls for Act overhaul

Industry regulations are cumbersome and reduce the number of advisers operating in the New Zealand market, a group of Massey University academics say.

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM

Claire Matthews, Michael Naylor and Janine Scott have made a submission in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper.

They say adviser professionalism is the most important aspect for the Act to address.

"True professions are marked by high education standards and clear ethical guidelines, which are embedded in behaviour, so outside control can be minimised. For financial advice to be viewed as a profession, regulatory policies should aim to set the same rules of conduct for all who hold the title of ‘adviser'...MORE»

FSC: All advisers should be equal

Monday, July 27th, 6:00AM

The FSC wants RFAs to choose: Operate at the level of AFAs or declare themselves salespeople.

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Submissions call for big law changes

Wednesday, July 22nd, 6:00AM

The Financial Advisers Act (FAA) needs to stop thinking about advisers in terms of the products they deal in and start thinking about how they put them to work for their clients, the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) says.

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Qualification questions may cause concerns

Thursday, May 28th, 6:00AM

A crackdown on adviser qualification requirements could prompt some to leave the industry, it has been claimed.

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Time running out for DIMS decision

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00AM

With less than two months left to make a decision, a number of advisers are still unsure whether they will offer discretionary investment management services (DIMS) as of the second half of this year.

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Tell MBIE what you think of regulation

Friday, March 13th, 6:00AM

Advisers are being asked to fill out a survey for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on what they think about regulation of the sector, as part of the review of the Financial Advisers Act.

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Claim lawyers, accountants getting unfair deal

Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00AM

Accountants and lawyers should no longer be allowed any exemptions to offer financial advice outside the control of the Financial Advisers Act, one industry commentator says.

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FMA outlines supervision approach

Monday, March 9th, 6:00AM

The FMA is warning that just doing the basics of compliance won’t be enough under the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

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  • Attitudes to advice cost must change
    “The challenge for the industry is to outline & justify what value they're adding, in exchange for payment. Unfortunately...”
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    “@tash if these "experts" understood or at least willing to listen to us, we will not be having this dialogue in the first...”
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