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[The Wrap] Divorce for AMP Wealth Management and AMP Capital

AMP Wealth Management's decision to move $10 billion of funds to a passive mandate in international hands leaves more questions than answers.

Saturday, October 24th, 6:36AM  1 comment

Talking to people around the market it's clear not many people saw AMP Wealth Management's switch to passive coming – least of all its sister company AMP Capital which currently manages Wealth's funds.

The funds total close to $10 billion with $6.2 billion in KiwiSaver and more than $3 billion in AMP’s workplace savings product the New Zealand Retirement Trust (NZRT).

The ...MORE»

Shares end muted week with small rise

Friday, October 23rd, 6:28PM

New Zealand's main share index rose half a percent today, closing out a week of muted trading.


FMA: Dangers of economic uncertainty in a post-covid world

Friday, October 23rd, 6:00AM

Lack of investor education, KiwiSaver fund switches, and complex scams, all signs of economic uncertainty here to stay, says FMA.


a2 Milk – growth stocks and downgrades don’t mix well

A case study in understanding how downgrades impact growth stocks, by Castle Point's Stephen Bennie.

Friday, October 23rd, 6:00AM  1 comment

Back in early August, we contributed an article that highlighted some potential headwinds that a2 Milk could be facing in the near, medium and long-term.

In it, we stated that we would be assessing the upcoming full year result to identify any of those emerging issues.

As expected, the financials for the year to June 2020, announced on August 19, were very strong.

This is attributed to the regional ...MORE»

Westpac dropping adviser wing to Forsyth Barr

Thursday, October 22nd, 6:55AM  7 comments

Westpac in talks to sell its adviser wing to Forsyth Barr in a move that could signal the end of advice from the big Aussie banks


It's time sharebrokers had uniform fee disclosure

Wednesday, October 21st, 7:03PM

NZ Funds chief executive Michael Lang says it is time sharebrokers based a uniform fees disclosure regimes like managed funds.


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Should Australian financial advisers be allowed into NZ?

Friday, October 23rd, 10:41AM

The FMA are wanting to hear the industry’s thoughts on a proposal to recognise that Australian qualified advisers meet the standards of the new code of conduct. MORE»

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[GRTV] Financial advice transformed my life: Shanks

Saturday, October 10th, 11:27AM

Financial Advice New Zealand chief executive Katrina Shanks says getting her own financial adviser has transformed her life. MORE»

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a2 Milk – growth stocks and downgrades don’t mix well

Friday, October 23rd, 6:00AM  1 comment

A case study in understanding how downgrades impact growth stocks, by Castle Point's Stephen Bennie. MORE»

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BNZ Life up for sale, according to Australian reports

Friday, October 23rd, 4:34PM

A report in The Australian Financial Review has stated that National Australia Bank (the parent company of BNZ) is selling its life insurance company, BNZ Life. MORE»

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Weak inflation means negative OCR: Kiwibank

Friday, October 23rd, 1:58PM  1 comment

Today's lower than expected inflation figures will force the Reserve Bank to make an aggressive 75 basis point OCR cut in February, according to Kiwibank. MORE»

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New board members announced at Financial Advice NZ

Wednesday, October 14th, 11:36AM  2 comments

Financial Advice has increased the size of its board with two new independent directors; plus it has elected a risk practitioner. MORE»

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KiwiSaver: The opportunity set of a lifetime

Monday, October 26th, 9:37AM

NZ Funds chief executive Michael Lang outlines three ways the financial services industry could further grow KiwiSaver. MORE»

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