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Managers ramp up communication

Fund managers’ communication channels have been put into overdrive by market downturns around the world – and some predict it could change the way KiwiSaver members engage with their investments in future.

Sunday, April 5th, 1:42PM

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began to have an impact on global sharemarkets, KiwiSaver managers in particular have dealt with a big increase in the number of people looking to de-risk their portfolios.

Managers have responded with emails, webinars and videos for members.

Jeff Ruscoe, general manager of product and marketing at AMP, said there had been noticeable concern from members when markets started ...MORE»

FSLAA overachievers 'could be collateral damage'

Thursday, April 2nd, 10:19PM  2 comments

A delayed start for the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act regime is the right thing to do – but it could be a problem for proactive advice providers who had already started to move their businesses towards licensing, one financial services law expert says.

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After the ups; the downs

Thursday, April 2nd, 6:44PM

New Zealand shares fell, led by a slump in Kathmandu Holdings after the retailer raised funds at a steep discount. Fears about the severity of the covid-19 outbreak in the US also weighed on investor sentiment.

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Advisers 'will drop out'

Advisers who are new to the industry will be most likely to drop out due to Covid-19 economic disruption, industry commentators say.

Thursday, April 2nd, 6:00AM  6 comments

The New Zealand economy has been stunted by a level four lockdown response to the global pandemic.

While economists are predicting heavy job losses – Westpac expects 200,000 – self-employed business people, such as advisers, are also expected to feel the heat.

David Greenslade, executive director at Strategi, said the impact would be most obvious among new advisers who had not yet built ...MORE»

Covid withdrawals possible 'but not always desirable'

Wednesday, April 1st, 6:57AM  10 comments

KiwiSaver members are being told they may be able to withdraw their money to help them through tough financial times caused by Covid-19 – but the decision should be made carefully.

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Fixed income 'not providing buffer expected'

Monday, March 30th, 9:29PM

Fixed income has not been providing the portfolio protection in the current market volatility that investors might expect, MyFiduciary principal Chris Douglas says.

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AML warnings issued

Monday, April 6th, 1:26PM

The Financial Markets Authority has issued a formal warning to NZX-accredited broker Tiger Brokers for not having adequate AML protection in place. MORE»

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Sunday, March 22nd, 10:00AM

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Southern Cross offers financial support

Thursday, April 2nd, 8:23PM

Southern Cross Health Society has announced a range of options it says should help members hit by the Covid-19 outbreak. MORE»

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ASB criticised over Covid-19 processing

Monday, April 6th, 9:28AM  2 comments

ASB has drawn criticism for its handling of Covid-19 mortgage requests, after asking customers to go direct rather than through their adviser. MORE»

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Covid withdrawals possible 'but not always desirable'

Wednesday, April 1st, 6:57AM  10 comments

KiwiSaver members are being told they may be able to withdraw their money to help them through tough financial times caused by Covid-19 – but the decision should be made carefully. MORE»

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