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Advisers’ role in the National Strategy for Financial Capability

Minister Clark has presented the National Strategy for Financial Capability to Parliament, Good Returns asks where do advisers fit into the overall plan?

Monday, April 19th, 6:57AM  1 comment

The strategy – a result of a collaboration between the FMA and the CFFC – was presented to Parliament on March 15.

Its key aims: to align New Zealand’s financial community, to better serve Kiwis and to make sure that they understand money.

Tom Hartmann, communications manager at the CFFC says that financial advisers have a crucial part to play in the Government's strategy for ...MORE»

Duff calls time on a 63-year insurance career

Saturday, April 17th, 6:07AM

On January 15, 1958, Warren Duff joined the National Insurance Company in Dunedin beginning what was to be a 63-year career in the insurance industry.


BlackRock dumps $1 billion stake in Meridian and Contact

Friday, April 16th, 6:52PM

Trading volumes surged and the market edged higher as passive fund manager BlackRock sold more than $1 billion worth of shares in Contact Energy and Meridian Energy.


Advisers should lead from the front on climate disclosure

As the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment bill is introduced to Parliament, one expert believes advisers have a key part to play in bringing it into the public consciousness.

Thursday, April 15th, 6:26AM

This week New Zealand became the first country in the world to introduce a law that requires the financial sector to disclose the impacts of climate change on their business and explain how they will manage climate-related risks and opportunities.

As well as being a moment where New Zealand is showing leadership on the world stage, one expert believes this is a moment for advisers to show leadership ...MORE»

Advisers’ part to play: FMA KiwiSaver fee guidance

Wednesday, April 14th, 6:00AM

The FMA has released its long-awaited guidance on managed fund fees. Director of investment management Paul Gregory says advisers have their part to play.


FMA breaks down the data

Tuesday, April 13th, 8:45AM

One month on from March 15, the FMA has shared a breakdown of the state of financial advice in New Zealand, and by the numbers the industry is looking strong.


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Thursday, April 15th, 10:05AM

Infamous US fraudster Bernie Madoff has died in a federal prison in North Carolina. MORE»

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Interest in interest rates is rising

Tuesday, April 6th, 7:43PM

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Cigna applies new commissions for advisers

Friday, April 16th, 1:59PM

Cigna New Zealand has released details of its new commission structure that came into force at the beginning of this week. MORE»

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Private fund activity grows

Monday, April 19th, 8:40AM

Small private lenders are becoming a bigger fixture in the mortgage market as investors seek new sources of financing for development projects. MORE»

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MMC further expands its executive team

Monday, April 19th, 12:46AM


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Pathfinder first carbon-neutral KiwiSaver

Wednesday, March 24th, 3:00PM

Fresh off its merger with Alvarium, Pathfinder has announced that its award-winning KiwiSaver fund is going carbon neutral and changing its name. MORE»

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