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FMA concerned at AFA disclosure

Regulators are concerned about authorised financial advisers' disclosure statements not complying with regulations.

Tuesday, February 20th, 6:00AM

The Financial Markets Authority has released its latest conduct outcomes report.

In it, it notes that it visited 72 AFAs over 2017. They are the largest population the FMA supervises and it visits to understand how they provide advice and comply with their obligations.

The FMA also reviews disclosure documents and professional development logs.

"We were most concerned about AFAs' disclosure statements that did not comply wiuth regulations and an absence of signed client acknowledgement on client files ...MORE»

Wealth business boosts NZX

Monday, February 19th, 8:55AM

2017 was a good year for NZX's funds management business.


Big opportunity for advisers: Mercer

Monday, February 19th, 6:00AM  1 comment

A changing employment environment may provide new business opportunities for financial advisers.


Getting to Know: Nick Stewart

A family connection got this adviser into the industry but now he'd like to see some changes.

Friday, February 16th, 10:30AM

Who are you and what you do?

I am an AFA and CEO of Stewart Group and Boutique Advisers Alliance (BAA). Stewart Group is the Hawkes Bay-owned and operated independent financial planning firm, based in Hastings and in Wellington. BAA provides investment research services to like-minded, fee only, independent financial advisers as well as owning their own custodial platform and supporting advisers through back office administration ...MORE»

Barry Read's IDS to merge with Strategi

Friday, February 16th, 9:49AM

[UPDATED] Two companies offering compliance to advisers, Strategi and IDS, have agreed to merge their businesses under one brand.


GRTV: No bull like an old bull

Friday, February 16th, 7:24AM

There could be a year or two of the bull market left to run, despite wobbles in equities over recent weeks.


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Monday, February 19th, 8:46PM


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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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Advisers get automation boost

Thursday, February 15th, 6:00AM

A new service will automate adviser processes to streamline the provision of insurance advice. MORE»

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Get ready for downturn - Bagrie

Friday, February 16th, 11:35AM

The world is due for another bad economic downturn so people need to be aware of the signals, warns ANZ’s former chief economist Cameron Bagrie. MORE»

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Super Fund appoints acting chief executive

Thursday, February 15th, 10:25AM

New chief executive will stand in while the search for Adrian Orr's replacement continues. MORE»


Market wobble highlights value of advice

Friday, February 9th, 6:00AM

Share market volatility this week caused little concern for KiwiSaver members – and that could be down to financial advisers doing their job. MORE»

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