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ASSET - Big tick for KiwiSaver

In spite of the cringe-worthy TV advertising campaign KiwiSaver has made a largely positive entrance into the public consciousness. David Chaplin reports on two surveys which find the New Zealand public ready for a rethink on retirement (and why they need advice).

Friday, November 16th 2007, 6:00AM
There are several features in ASSET Magazine this month, including the ability for advisers to earn CPD credits. To do this all you have to do is read several selected articles and then answer a set of questions online at assetmagazine.co.nz

Other features this month include:

Insurance: Achievement in the field of Excellence.
Adviser legislation might be two or three years away but Axa is already educating its aligned network to meet expected new standards, David Chaplin reports.

Profile: Preaching to the unconverted
The life insurance message has not yet cut through to a population mortgaged to the hilt. Kevin Brailey tells David Chaplin what he is doing to spread the word.

Practice Management
ASSET has a strong practice management section with articles designed to help advisers grow their businesses.

This month we have:

  • The Mythbuster - How to exit gracefully in disgraceful times:
    The shake-up in the finance company sector might have put some advisers' retirement plans on hold but smart planning and a confident attitude can overcome uncertainty, according to Mike Moore.
  • Raise your game by lifting your profile:
    Journalist, film-maker and author, Steve Hart, explains how to get your name in lights – for free.

Columns
ASSET brings you some great columnists each month. PAA chief executive always has interesting ideas for advisers, economist Donal Curtin puts the mundane economic matters into words everyone understands, Jenny Ruth looks at the sharemarket through the eyes of fund managers and Russell Hutchinson provides an insight into issues impacting on advisers' businesses.

  • Professional Adviser's Association: Big questions for growing businesses
    Insurance advisers face many questions as their businesses develop. Dr Dave McMillan provides a few answers – or at least a better way to think about the questions.
  • Hutchinson: The reinvention of insurance
    It might be alleged that insurance is one of the least innovative professions in the world. While its lineage is not quite as ancient as the world's oldest (prostitution) and second oldest professions (spying), according to biblical chronology, it is nonetheless pretty old. But Russell Hutchinson reveals while age is no barrier to innovation.
  • Markets:Jenny Ruth follows the highs and lows of New Zealand's fund managers.
    Dollar spooks Walker on US-sensitive stocks; Axa drives on; Pumpkin Patch finds support.
  • Economy:Emerging markets why we should look at the blindlingly obvious
    As the world's more mature investment markets have suffered a wobbly year, emerging markets have shone over 2007. Donal Curtin explains why this may be the shape of things to come.

Our book review this month is Investment Tax Facts by Cameron Watson $29.95.
Who would've thought a book on tax could find such an enthusiastic audience? But that's what ABN Amro Craigs chief investment officer, Cameron Watson, has achieved with his new book Investment Tax Facts.

ASSET contains the latest fund performance data from FundSource and this month we have tweaked the performance numbers for the alternative assets - these are many of the popular funds which aren't included in the research house's tables. The new look data allows better comparison of products.

To get your own copy of ASSET, either call Amy on 0800-345675, or you can subscribe online here.
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