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10% miss Information Return deadline

Ninety per cent of the inaugural AFA information returns were submitted on time.

Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00AM

The returns are part of new reporting requirements for AFAs and had to be filed by September 30, covering the period until June 30.

They will now be an annual requirement.

All 1881 AFAs are required to complete a return.

The Financial Markets Authority said 90% of them had been received by yesterday.

A spokesman said the authority was happy with the response to the returns...MORE»

Shorter version of return gets green light

Tuesday, July 8th, 6:00AM

AFAs will have to answer 40 questions about their businesses each year in Information Returns submitted to the Financial Markets Authority.

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Return 'may just add work for advisers'

Wednesday, March 26th, 6:00AM

Industry participants were scathing in their response to the first draft of the new information return advisers will now have to complete annually. But the changes the FMA has made in its second attempt have been cautiously welcomed.

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Worry at DIMS 'overkill'

Thursday, March 6th, 6:00AM

There is concern regulation of discretionary investment management services under the new Financial Markets Conduct Act is overkill.

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Call to add reasonableness standard

Monday, October 28th, 5:02PM

A “reasonableness” standard should be included in the conflict of interest standard in the new Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advisers, a Chapman Tripp senior associate says.

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Taking professional bodies out of the equation 'a boost'

Wednesday, October 9th, 6:00AM

Moves to require structured continued professional development credits to have credentials beyond merely being provided by a professional body will give genuine organisations a boost, the Institute of Financial Advisers says.

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Professional bodies 'will have to push harder' on CPD

Friday, October 4th, 6:01AM

[UPDATED, ADDS DAVID IRELAND COMMENT] Under the new proposed code for financial advisers, rules around CPD credits and who can offer them are being tightened and the proposed KiwiSaver delegation has been dropped.

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Draft version of revised code released

Thursday, October 3rd, 4:34PM

A controversial proposed KiwiSaver pathway has been all but done away with under the revised Code of Professional conduct, released today.

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