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Active comes out on top in FMA debate

Active management was declared the winner on the night when the Financial Markets Authority debate pitted fund managers against each other to discuss what strategy delivered the best outcome for investors.

Wednesday, February 19th, 10:46PM

The FMA Debate was held at AUT on Wednesday night.

A team headed by Sam Stubbs argued in favour of passive management. Stubbs said Simplicity aimed to get its member fees down to $30 a year for all members. “Because that’s what it actually costs.”

He said passive management was best because it put more money in investors’ pockets. “It’s not that passive investing ...MORE»

Fletcher and Spark earnings settle investors

Wednesday, February 19th, 6:22PM

New Zealand shares rose as first-half earnings reports from Fletcher Building and Spark New Zealand brought confidence to investors.


The cost of running a one-person FAP revealed

Tuesday, February 18th, 9:21PM  4 comments

It’s been estimated it might cost $10,000 to become licensed as a small adviser business, and then $10,000 a year to operate – but there’s a warning that’s the wrong way to look at it.


Generate: Advisers dealing with questions

KiwiSaver provider Generate is encouraging advisers to refer clients who are worried about its recent hack back to its website.

Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00AM  2 comments

It revealed last week that there had been illegitimate access to its systems. Data about 26,000 members, including their ID documents and passwords, was accessed.

“We know that advisers are fielding questions from clients about this incident, both from affected Generate members and others. We want advisers to know that having taken immediate steps to secure our systems, we are working very hard ...MORE»

Regulation pushes firms to vertical integration

Monday, February 17th, 6:00AM  5 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.


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[GRTV] Benefits of Asia ETFs

Tuesday, February 18th, 10:45AM

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What the ratings agency said about Fidelity Life

Tuesday, February 18th, 10:00AM

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Newpark partners with Real Estate Together

Thursday, February 20th, 8:47AM

Adviser group Newpark Home Loans has teamed up with real estate specialist Martin Dunn to help first home buyers onto the property ladder. MORE»

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Fisher Funds adds experienced faces

Tuesday, February 18th, 8:38PM

Fisher Funds has made appointments to flesh out its top team. MORE»

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Generate: Advisers dealing with questions

Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00AM  2 comments

KiwiSaver provider Generate is encouraging advisers to refer clients who are worried about its recent hack back to its website. MORE»

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