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Death of small advice firms exaggerated: FMA

Advisers who have registered for a financial advice provider service on the Financial Services Provide Register but who have not yet finished their application for a transitional licence are being reminded to keep moving.

Friday, August 7th, 7:00AM

The new regime starts on March 15, at which point everyone giving personalised financial advice needs to have a transitional licence, or to be working for an entity that has a licence.

To apply, would-be financial advice providers need to register on the FSP with the relevant financial advice service at least 24 hours before they started their licence application.

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NZ shares flat as Tiwai smelter rumours swirl

Thursday, August 6th, 6:51PM

New Zealand shares edged higher as rumours of negotiations to delay closing the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter pushed Contact Energy and Meridian Energy higher. Exporters A2 Milk and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare fell.


Shake-up at AMP

Thursday, August 6th, 12:11PM

AMP Australia's chief executive is standing down, leading to changes in New Zealand, too.


Fund history should reset after reclassification, adviser says

One financial adviser says it’s misleading that the fund that tops the Morningstar KiwiSaver growth category for five and 10-year returns was not in that category for the whole of that time.

Thursday, August 6th, 7:00AM  1 comment

Milford’s Active Growth Fund reports a five-year return of 9.8% a year and 10-year return of 12.4%.

But adviser Rachelle Bland has taken issue with that because, until the first quarter of 2017, the Milford Active Growth Fund was classified as an Australasian equity fund, with 62.2% in NZ domiciled assets and 21% in Australia.

“Then, in Q2 2017, it was re-classified as a ‘growth’ ...MORE»

Financial Advice NZ ponders questions of experience in Trusted Adviser consultation

Wednesday, August 5th, 6:00AM  6 comments

How the Financial Advice New Zealand Trusted Adviser mark will recognise adviser experience is a question being ironed out through the association’s consultation on the mark.


Industry participants pick up more of FMA's tab

Tuesday, August 4th, 6:00AM

Industry participants will pay 83% of the cost of funding the Financial Markets Authority by 2022, documents released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show.


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BNP to boost offshore capital flows

Tuesday, August 4th, 11:16AM

BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNP Paribas) is intending to engage with the NZX on a new initiative focused on boosting offshore capital flows into NZX to further develop the New Zealand capital market. MORE»

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Sunday, August 2nd, 7:57AM

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Wednesday, August 5th, 10:14AM

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Borrowers pay down home loans in lockdown

Thursday, August 6th, 9:41AM

Westpac claims many of its customers used the Covid-19 lockdown to make additional repayments on their mortgages. MORE»

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Shake-up at AMP

Thursday, August 6th, 12:11PM

AMP Australia's chief executive is standing down, leading to changes in New Zealand, too. MORE»

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'Retirees' stick with KiwiSaver, AMP says

Monday, August 3rd, 5:00AM

More people over the pension age are choosing to keep their KiwiSaver funds active, AMP Wealth Management says. MORE»

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