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Chicken Little and the falling sky

It’s been said to me before, J-P how about looking at the glass being half full? Funny thing is the human brain is naturally a bit pessimistic, 60/40% if the studies I’ve read on the subject are right.

Monday, August 12th, 8:17AM

Given both my engineering background and my lifetime-held view of applying Murphy’s Law ... because if it can happen, it usually does for me. There’s probably few surprised that I’m in insurance and focused on risk in people's lives as a result.

What’s the old cliche, "if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em"?

So here we are feeling...MORE»

Southern Cross – service or not?

Friday, July 26th, 4:43PM

Jon-Paul Hale gives his take on what Southern Cross's change to trail commissions means for advisers.


Ideal client outcomes

Tuesday, July 23rd, 6:00AM

There seems to be a renewed amount of noise on what an ideal client outcome looks like. And to be frank, I haven’t seen or heard a definition of one that is clear, concise, and simple.



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Consumer and its misguided approach

Wednesday, June 26th, 8:27AM

Does the recent insurance market survey paint an accurate picture of consumer opinion?


Our new code

Monday, June 24th, 10:12AM

We've had plenty of commentary on the code, suffice to say the general feeling has been it is simpler more straightforward.


KiwiSaver and risk, how far out of bounds are we?

Monday, June 10th, 8:40AM

I ask the question, as I have through the consultation process, as I still don’t have clarity on the connection between the FMA guidance on general advice on KiwiSaver and the new rules that will apply to us.


Commissions - upfront and pendulum

Wednesday, June 5th, 6:29AM

The discussion on high trails and lower upfronts, while this is quite aspirational, frankly it is somewhat of a misnomer.


Advisers put in hours of unpaid work

Wednesday, May 22nd, 10:10AM

We've had a great couple of pages from Naomi and Partners Life on commissions, and it has been excellent to see an insurer standing up and speaking out on this issue surrounding advisers and their livelihoods. Not many are.



Insurance Briefs

AIA's shot at a TV ad
AIA New Zealand joins forces with Dame Valerie Adams to help Kiwis live healthier, longer, better lives.

Southern Cross recognised
Southern Cross Health Society has been recognised as one of Australasia’s top 10 ‘Most Innovative Companies’ for BeingWell, its corporate health and wellness programme.

OnePath to disappear
Cigna is intending to combine its two businesses by transferring the OnePath Life insurance business to Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand.

AIA celebrates gender diversity
AIA were among the winners for the first ever Women in Insurance Awards with chief customer officer, Sharron Botica amongst the winners.

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