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ASSET - Festive Talkfest

Yes, 2007 was a volatile year but relax, its almost over, and all sub-prime thoughts can be banished until the New Year. But before you go, ASSET brings you the closing thoughts of nine industry leaders who gathered at our end of year Roundtable to discuss the BIG issues.

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 4:11PM
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: Oh yeah, life goes on.
The global insurance industry is facing up to the challenges of maturity, a new study has found. David Chaplin finds out what the international thought-leaders are thinking.

Profile: Atkinson activates Plan B
Australian finance services group Plan B has made a significant investment in New Zealand and its new man in the country, John Atkinson, is here to make sure the firm's message gets across.

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

This month we have:

  • Mathematics for the people: software converts theory to practice
    A pair of academically-inclined brothers are hoping to upgrade the analytical approach of New Zealand's investors and advisers. David Chaplin reports on the progress of software firm Styleinsight
  • The KiwiSaver commitment: just say yes
    KiwiSaver has been something of a mixed blessing for financial advisers, but some are discovering the scheme can bring a higher purpose to their practices.

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: More big questions for growing businesses.
    Insurance advisers face many questions as their businesses develop. Dr Dave McMillan provides part 2 of his investigation into how advisory businesses can achieve their potential.
  • Hutchinson: Clean up your own house: lessons from real estate.
    The real estate industry is having a crisis of confidence with a softening market and its self-regulation powers removed. Russell Hutchinson reveals why financial advisers should watch carefully how the real estate story plays out.
  • Markets: Jenny Ruth follows the highs and lows of New Zealand's fund managers.
  • Economy: Year right: economist agrees with himself.
    Predictably, Donal Curtin claims his economic forecasts for 2007 were more or less on the money. With his confidence boosted, he divines some possible market scenarios for 2008.

Our book review this month is Marketing For Success by Glen Senior and Ian McBride $29.95.
A practical, down-to-earth approach to marketing your small business in New Zealand on a limited budget.

ASSET also contains the latest fund performance data from FundSource.

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