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Weaker Kiwi buoys A2, F&P Healthcare

New Zealand shares rose, led by A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare as a weaker kiwi dollar helped boost the value of their overseas earnings.

Monday, February 17th, 6:31PM

The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 39.16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 11,873.98. Within the index, 17 stocks gained, 24 fell, and nine were unchanged. Turnover was $87.6 million, with just four stocks trading on volumes of more than a million shares.

Equity markets across Asia were mixed, with investors sitting on the sidelines as they continue to digest the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, especially ...MORE»

Regulation pushes firms to vertical integration

Monday, February 17th, 6:00AM  2 comments

Fisher Funds chief executive Bruce McLachlan says new regulation is creating an environment in which it is easier for product providers, such as fund managers, to have their advisers in-house.


[The Wrap] Conduct wheels spinning

Saturday, February 15th, 7:01AM

Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi promised no more big announcements this year, but there are still plenty of issues for financial advisers and the broader industry to tackle.


National questions limits on adviser incentives

National MPs have questioned the need for a bill that brings in new conduct requirements for insurers, banks and non-bank deposit takers.

Friday, February 14th, 5:00AM  6 comments

It passed its first reading yesterday and will likely force insurers to monitor their adviser distribution channels more closely.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said conflicted remuneration and incentives were one of the biggest issues driving poor outcomes for consumers in the financial sector.

The bill will allow regulations to be set to govern those.

"The bill will also ...MORE»

A number of buyers interested in AMP

Thursday, February 13th, 1:55PM  1 comment

AMP says plans to sell its New Zealand wealth management business are well under way and that it is in discussions with an unspecified "number" of parties.


Generate members' data accessed illegitimately

Wednesday, February 12th, 7:32PM

KiwiSaver provider Generate says its members' personal data has been accessed by unauthorised third-parties.


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[GRTV] Apathy still reigns amongst advisers

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Lapse rates up; profit down at AMP Life

Monday, February 17th, 3:18PM

AMP Life’s profit has halved in the 12 months to December 31. MORE»

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When will interest rates rise?

Monday, February 17th, 12:19PM

ASB economists predict the next OCR tightening cycle will start in early 2022, with interest rates on hold throughout this year and next year. MORE»

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Familiar face returns to Underwriter role at Partners

Tuesday, February 4th, 2:58PM

Partners Life has appointed a new, but not unfamiliar, face to fill the role of Chief Underwriter. MORE»

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Morningstar: Don't expect another 2019

Wednesday, February 12th, 10:57PM

Investors are still being rewarded for taking risk – but there may not be another year like 2019 for some time, Morningstar’s director of manager research for Asia-Pacific Tim Murphy says. MORE»

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