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Degree work continues despite Code opting for Level Five

The Code of Conduct settling on a Level Five qualification requirement for financial advisers won't stop the development of a new degree for the sector.

Monday, May 20th, 5:00AM

Massey has been mulling the possibility of the degree since 2013.

It would be similar to the Bachelor of Accounting degree for accountants.

It is planned to launch in 2020.

The university's director of academic quality Claire Matthews said the decision not to require a degree at this stage for any financial advisers would not stop it.

Work was continuing on the proposal.

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Quiet trading on NZX ahead of upcoming earnings; Market finishes higher

Friday, May 17th, 7:00PM

New Zealand shares rose in quiet trading, as investors prepare for a flurry of earnings next week. Infratil entered a trading halt for the first tranche of a $400 million capital raising.

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[GRTV] No back-down from Level Five, Dale-Jones says

Friday, May 17th, 6:00AM

A suggestion that the new Code of Conduct for financial advisers is a back down on the requirement for Level Five qualifications is incorrect, Code Working Group chairman Angus Dale-Jones says.

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FADC hands down its punishment in non-disclosure case

A financial adviser who breached the Code of Conduct by skimping on client medical histories in insurance applications has learnt the fate. 

Thursday, May 16th, 6:00AM  5 comments

The  Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee (FADC) has decided to censure the Auckland insurance adviser, but not name him. That means that he will have to disclose the breaches – which the FADC said were at lower end of the scale - to prospective clients for the next five years.

However, the adviser will retain permanent suppression.

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Code creates opportunities for quality mark

Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00AM  4 comments

Financial Advice New Zealand's quality service mark could be used to fill in some of the gaps in the new Code of Conduct for the advice sector.

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Advisers' need for research a benefit, not a hindrance: Douglas

Tuesday, May 14th, 6:00AM

It should be seen as a positive thing that advisers are reluctant to recommend equities without third-party support, a former investment researcher in New Zealand says.

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Consilium Wrap on track for $4b

Monday, May 20th, 6:00AM

Consilium says its wrap service will grow to $4 billion in funds under administration in the next calendar year. MORE»

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[GRTV] New thinking needed around retirement savings

Sunday, May 12th, 1:15PM

In this interesting interview Russell Investments managing director Tim Noonan says there needs to be a total rethink around retirement savings and how advisers talk to clients about their futures. MORE»

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Insurer, client disagree over what makes an 'earner'

Friday, May 17th, 6:00AM  2 comments

An insurance company has reached a settlement with a seasonal worker it said did not meet its definition of "earner" to qualify for total temporary disability payments. MORE»

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Reserve Bank forces ANZ to increase risk capital by 60%

Friday, May 17th, 1:21PM

The Reserve Bank has revoked ANZ's license to model its own operational risk capital, a move that will force the lender to increase its minimum capital by 60%, or $277 million. MORE»

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AIA appoints Vitality coach

Thursday, May 16th, 6:00AM

AIA has appointed a Vitality coach for New Zealand. MORE»

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Investors deserve clearer insights

Wednesday, May 8th, 10:42AM  1 comment

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