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NZ shares rise as optimism over US-China trade deal lingers; Fletcher gains

New Zealand shares rose for a third day as investors around Asia remained optimistic that trade tensions between China and the US will ease, removing a risk to global growth.

Thursday, December 13th, 6:15PM

The S&P/NZX 50 index increased 54.81 points, or 0.6 percent, to 8,793.17. Within the index, 28 stocks gained, 17 fell, and five were unchanged. Turnover was $150.6 million.

Stocks across Asia rallied for another day on growing optimism US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will overcome their trade dispute, which threatens to weigh on global growth. UK Prime Minister ...MORE»

FMA scores own goal with KiwiSaver tracker: Booster

Thursday, December 13th, 6:00AM  2 comments

[UPDATED] If the Financial Markets Authority's KiwiSaver Tracker was designed to make investors wary of higher-fee funds, it is not achieving its goal, one fund manager says.


Financial services boosting NZ's bottom line

Thursday, December 13th, 6:00AM  2 comments

New Zealand's financial services sector contributed $13.5 billion to New Zealand's gross domestic product last year, or 6% of the total, research commissioned by the Financial Services Council (FSC) says.


ASB appoints Vanguard as manager

ASB has appointed Vanguard Investments Australia as the new investment manager for the Australasian Equity assets of a number of its products, including the ASB KiwiSaver scheme and ASB Investment Funds.

Tuesday, December 11th, 10:10AM  6 comments

It had previously been managed by Colonial First State Asset Management.

The move comes after a review of its underlying investment manager arrangements, which ASB said was designed to ensure it was delivering on its commitment to deliver the best investment outcomes for customers.

Vanguard is a subsidiary of the passive-focused Vanguard Group based in the United States.

ASB’s general manager ...MORE»

IOOF directors under scrutiny

Tuesday, December 11th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Two directors of a New Zealand wealth management firm are in hot water with the Australian regulator.


Law doesn't have to be broken for FMA to take action

Monday, December 10th, 6:00AM  12 comments

What impact a public warning would have on an adviser’s career is one of the considerations the Financial Markets Authority takes into account when determining the sanctions to hand out, its director of regulation says.


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Record profit for UDC

Wednesday, December 12th, 2:00PM

UDC Finance has posted a record net profit after-tax of $65.3 million for the year to September 30, a 6% increase on the prior financial year. MORE»

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[GRTV] Great advice from the best

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In our second show from the Financial Advice NZ conference Good Returns talks with popular keynote speakers Don Connelly and Michael Harrison. MORE»

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Not acceptable that ACC doesn't cover illness: OECD

Thursday, December 13th, 12:28PM

New Zealand's ACC scheme should be extended to cover illness, the OECD has said in a new report. MORE»

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Treasury predicts OCR hike in 2020

Thursday, December 13th, 4:41PM

The Treasury has followed the Reserve Bank and pushed back its prediction for the next OCR hike. The Treasury now expects the OCR will tighten from the 2020/2021 financial year, as New Zealand's major institutions forecast a lower-for-longer rate environment. MORE»

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Olympic gold medalist joins Consillium

Thursday, December 13th, 4:36PM

Consillium adds an Olympic medalist to its team in a business development role. MORE»

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What contribution rate should I have in order to retire?

Thursday, December 13th, 10:41AM

More specific guidance is needed from advisers if clients are to have the income they require in retirement.  MORE»

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