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PAA: Meeting failure could hold up Financial Advice NZ

PAA members are being told it was "disheartening" that the association could not get quorum for its recent annual general meeting in Auckland - and they'll need to do better if the establishment of Financial Advice NZ is to happen smoothly.

Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00AM

President Bruce Cortesi wrote to members after the association could not reach the 15 members required for its annual general meeting last month.

Only 14 showed up.

Cortesi said, while Financial Advice NZ was being established, the roles of existing professional associations needed to be maintained - and members' obligations continued.

He said it was disheartening that the quorum could not be met. The association is trying again in Christchurch ...MORE»

FMA pushes net returns over fees debate

Tuesday, November 21st, 9:04AM  5 comments

The FMA has made it clear that promoting KiwiSaver funds on low fees only is wrong.

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A survival guide for financial adviser licensing

Tuesday, November 21st, 6:14AM

All financial advisory businesses will begin a mandatory licensing process, but do not fear, the FMA comes in peace, John Berry says. In the first of two-part commentary he shares his views on what to expect and how to prepare for change.

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Active managers go passive

Two people closely associated with active funds management have established a new ETF funds management business.

Monday, November 20th, 6:00AM  7 comments

The new funds management company, EBT Capital, is planning to offer three international funds which use ETFs in their portfolios.

EBT Capital has Simon Botherway as its independent director and chairman. Botherway has had a number of high profile roles in funds management including establishing Brook Asset Management and running ANZ’s investment management business.

Thom Bentley, who has been involved with Mint Asset Management and PIE Funds, is the co-managing director of the new business ...MORE»

South Island tribe looks to add KiwiSaver scheme

Sunday, November 19th, 6:00AM

Ngāi Tahu's successful savings scheme for its iwi is considering offering a white-label KiwiSaver scheme to its 24,000 members.

 

 

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Roboadvice green light 'better late than never'

Friday, November 17th, 6:00AM  7 comments

Work is progressing on the exemption that will allow personalised roboadvice, or digital advice, in New Zealand. But one law firm says it's a case of "better late than never".

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Consilium adds advice firms

Tuesday, November 21st, 5:59AM

Consilium has signed Cliffe Consulting Limited and Alistair Bean & Associates Financial Services Limited. MORE»

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Five years of nib; award winning funds; and Fidelity's $100m injection

Monday, November 20th, 10:36AM

In this latest episode of GRTV, Good Returns publisher Philip Macalister sat down with nib CEO Rob Hennin; Ana-Marie Lockyer, ANZ general manager wealth and products; MD of Fiducian, Indy Singh; and Fidelity CEO Nadine Tereora.  MORE»

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Stop filling out forms for clients: IFSO

Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00AM  1 comment

A client whose policy was avoided because he did not disclose health issues is a reminder to advisers that completing insurance applications on behalf of clients can be risky, the Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman says. MORE»

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BNZ first bank to market with online lodgement tool

Monday, November 13th, 6:05AM

BNZ is set to launch an electronic lodgement process to help advisers and improve turnaround times on loan applications. MORE»

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Castle Point appoints head of operations

Monday, November 20th, 11:17AM

Castle Point appoints a head of operations and looks to make further appointments to assist with distribution and client servicing. MORE»

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KiwiSaver: Next crunch could be tougher

Friday, October 27th, 6:00AM  4 comments

KiwiSaver members shrugged off the only real downturn they have experienced because government incentives covered up its impact – but next time will not be so easy, new analysis suggests. MORE»

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