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Hundreds offer FAA review input

Hundreds of people have made their views on the Financial Advisers Act heard.

Monday, October 12th, 6:00AM

A Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment spokeswoman said it had received 164 submissions in response to the recent issues paper, from organisations and individuals.

Another 249 people responded to the shorter consumer brochure the Ministry put out.

“We also received a large amount of feedback from interested groups during workshops and meetings,” she said.

It is expected that an options paper will be released next month...MORE»

Submission slams FMA

Friday, August 7th, 6:00AM

SiFA has entered a searing submission in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper.


Massey calls for Act overhaul

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM

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



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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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