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Broker pleads guilty

An insurance broker who was convicted of fraud a decade ago has pleaded guilty to new charges brought by the Financial Markets Authority.

Friday, March 16th, 2:00PM  1 comment

Garry James Patterson was charged in relation to insurance policies issued between July 1 2013 and May 28 2015.

He admitted holding out that he was in the business of providing financial services when he was not registered or a member of an approved dispute resolution service, and obstructing the FMA’s investigation by refusing or failing to comply with a notice to attend an interview.

He will be sentenced in April ...MORE»

NZ Funds CEO stepping down

Friday, March 16th, 6:00AM

Richard James is stepping down as the chief executive of NZ Funds Management.


Flight to big providers 'possible unintended consequence'

Wednesday, March 14th, 6:00AM  18 comments

An option that will allow financial advice providers and their financial adviser or nominated representatives to achieve new competency requirements “in aggregate” could cause a flight to big dealer groups.


Code working group reveals proposals

Financial advisers offering financial planning services are set to be expected to operate with a skill level equal to a degree qualification.

Tuesday, March 13th, 6:00AM  3 comments

The Code Working Group, developing the new code of conduct, has revealed its proposals and asked the industry for feedback.

The code will fill in many of the details of what operating under the new Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill, which brings financial advice into the Financial Markets Conduct Act, will be like.

The working group said it was taking a client-centric approach and wanted to provide practical minimum standards to create good client outcomes ...MORE»

Appeal Court sides with FSCL

Monday, March 12th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Advisers could soon have another ombudsman to choose to work with.


Pathfinder eyes carbon risk

Friday, March 9th, 6:00AM

Pathfinder Asset Management has cut ten companies from its portfolio, reducing its exposure to carbon and fossil fuels.


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ANZ signs responsible investment pledge

Wednesday, March 14th, 11:15AM


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Ralph Stewart's Lifetime group hits five

Tuesday, February 27th, 9:44AM

Ralph Stewart set up variable annuities business Lifetime five years ago. The business has evolved and become quite different to what was planned. MORE»

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Fidelity Life powers up income protection

Friday, March 16th, 3:35PM

Fidelity Life, has today launched three new enhancements to its income protection products which aim to power up its competitiveness and benefit customers. MORE»

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OCR call takes backseat

Friday, March 16th, 1:23PM

Changes are looming for the Reserve Bank and that has pushed OCR decisions into the background – despite a pending announcement next week. MORE»

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Adviser group reveals new chief executive

Tuesday, March 6th, 12:00PM

Adviser group Share has appointed a replacement for Scott Black. MORE»


KiwiSaver fee drop 'missed the mark'

Monday, March 5th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Small reductions to KiwiSaver fund managers’ fees are nothing to be celebrated, an adviser says. MORE»

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