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[The Wrap] Dealer group land like a game of Risk

If advisers didn't have enough on their hands at the moment, the latest challenge is the changing face of the dealer group network.

Friday, July 10th, 1:56PM  1 comment

If you have ever played the popular game Risk you will know it's a strategy board game of diplomacy, conflict and conquest.

It has simple rules, but complex interactions.

To me that sounds just like what's happening with the various dealer groups across the financial advice market right now.

In the past week rumours started swirling around the market that one of the bigger groups was about ...MORE»

Investors expect more information in Covid environment

Friday, July 10th, 6:00AM

Investors are looking for additional disclosure in the investment environment, new research shows.


What tune will property play post Covid-19 lockdown?

Thursday, July 9th, 6:00AM

Listed property was on song in 2019 before losing its mojo this year as the coronavirus struck. But are the real estate blues simply a crisis-triggered reversion to the mean or is something more fundamental at play? Mint Asset Management senior real estate portfolio manager, Carlie Eve, puts property in its place ...


[OUT NOW] ASSET Magazine: What CoFI means for advisers

Here is some weekend reading for you; the latest issue of ASSET Magazine. Find out what's inside it here.

Wednesday, July 8th, 3:34PM

In ASSET this month we unravel the proposed new conduct laws to understand what they mean for financial advisers. You can go directly the the feature here.

We profile an adviser who left his group after many years to establish his own business. Read about Gavin here.

Also we meet New Zealand's newest Retirement Commissioner. Find out more

While the lead story is about good conduct ASSET also ...MORE»

What I'm seeing at the moment

Wednesday, July 8th, 6:56AM  2 comments

Instead of a Weekly Wrap I thought I'd provide a few observations on what I am seeing in these rather unusual times.


Investors' search for returns overrides any market concerns, survey shows

Tuesday, July 7th, 6:35AM

New Zealanders haven’t let Covid-19 put them off investing, new research shows.


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AMP goes carbon neutral

Thursday, July 9th, 9:57PM

AMP Wealth Management says it is a carbon-neutral business, backed by its Toitū carbonzero certification that represents emissions measured, verified and offset for 2019. MORE»

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[GRTV] Watch out for some market surprises: Gaynor

Wednesday, June 17th, 3:38PM

Milford Asset Management director Brian Gaynor shares his thoughts on the sharemarket and what to expect in the Covid-19 recovery phase. MORE»

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Health insurers would struggle to cover transgender issues: Styles

Wednesday, July 8th, 9:30PM

Health insurers would struggle to provide cover for transgender-specific care, the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has been told. MORE»

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Why bank changes are good for advisers

Wednesday, July 8th, 7:42AM  1 comment

The days of face-to-face banking may be numbered with the big banks closing branches around the country in the wake of Covid-19, but this change could work out well for advisers. MORE»

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Harking back to the old days

Thursday, July 9th, 12:14PM  3 comments

Cigna has taken on a well-known insurance industry identity to strengthen its adviser offering. MORE»

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Is default status a gravy train?

Thursday, June 25th, 6:20PM  2 comments

Michael Lang compares default and non-default KiwiSaver investment options. MORE»

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  • [The Wrap] Dealer group land like a game of Risk
    “Excellent. I've said for a long time that Dealer Groups were a necessary evil. Especially to the new entrant into the...”
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  • Harking back to the old days
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