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[The Wrap] Things returning to normal

It feels as though things are starting to return to some normality - other than a few bombshell announcements. For the past couple of weeks my Wrap has failed to see the light of day; partly as I was not particularly happy with them and where they were going. Today is different.

Friday, May 29th, 6:34PM

Looking back at this week a debate on roboadvice has restarted (and nice to see the comments on this article).

The FMA is in the headlines after sanctioning an adviser. It seems the adviser, who was an AFA, did something dumb; sending an email to all his clients telling them to shift to conservative funds. 

The FMA has chosen not to name this adviser, essentially because they co-operated ...MORE»

NZ shares outperform weaker global markets

Friday, May 29th, 6:33PM

New Zealand shares edged higher today as positive earnings counterbalanced a weak lead from Wall Street as investors eyed escalating US-China tensions.


Digital advice the mass market solution: Carlyon

Friday, May 29th, 6:39AM  3 comments

All KiwiSaver providers should be required to have a roboadvice offering, kōura founder Rupert Carlyon says.


FMA warns adviser over advice to go conservative

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a formal warning to an AFA who made recommendations to clients that they urgently move their investments to low risk funds in the wake of Covid-19.

Thursday, May 28th, 10:07AM  6 comments

The adviser failed to clarify that the advice may not be suitable for all clients.

The AFA sent a bulk email in March 2020 to clients urgently recommending they move their savings in KiwiSaver and other funds to less risky options.

The FMA was alerted to the communication after receiving a complaint from one of the adviser’s clients.

FMA head of supervision James Greig said the advice was ...MORE»

OUT NOW: ASSET May issue

Thursday, May 28th, 10:00AM  1 comment

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


Guide to market recoveries

Thursday, May 28th, 6:00AM

The shape of a market recovery isn’t clear, but history provides some context.


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Professional IQ launches level five version two

Monday, May 25th, 4:23PM

Professional IQ College (PIQ) is now open for enrolments for version two of the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (level five). MORE»

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[GRTV] Investment themes for this decade

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Fidelity Life chief executive stands down

Thursday, May 28th, 1:59PM

Life insurer Fidelity Life has announced the resignation of chief executive Nadine Tereora. MORE»

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TSB relaunches price-match offer

Friday, May 29th, 5:28PM

TSB has revived its home loan price-match offer, vowing to offer rates in line with the big-four banks. MORE»

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New independent director at Partners Life

Wednesday, May 27th, 12:34PM

Former BNZ executive joins Partners Life board. MORE»

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Financial advice saving retirement futures: Adviser

Monday, June 1st, 12:51PM

A financial adviser who offers digital advice on KiwiSaver says he’s seen a “huge uptick” in demand for help during the Covid-19 disruption – and those who have received guidance have made it through the market volatility in better shape. MORE»

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