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[GRTV] The future of insurance commissions
Commerce Minister Kris Faaoi talks to Philip Macalister on Good Returns TV about the future of commissions, law changes planned and churn.

[GRTV] Special Episode: Minister discusses adviser reforms, commission and KiwiSaver
Good Returns TV is pleased to bring you an extended interview with the Minister of Commerce Kris Faafoi. In it he discusses issues with the Code Working Group, the future of commissions, KiwiSaver and churn in the life insurance sector.

[GRTV] Faafoi responds to CWG criticism
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says he’s made it clear from the outset that small financial advice businesses need to have their voices heard as the new regime is developed.

[GRTV] Feel the fear and do it anyway
[GRTV] True success comes when businesspeople are not afraid to have big goals and effect big changes – even if they are not always successful on the first attempt, says David Braithwaite.

Finding the value of a financial planning business
[Good Returns TV] Mike Moore talks to Philip Macalister about the market for financial planning businesses and what sort of prices they are selling for at the moment.

NZ annuities market will grow: Challenger
[Good Returns TV] The chairman of the Retirement Income Group at Challenger in Australia, Jeremy Cooper, talks to Philip Macalister about how the annuities market will grow in New Zealand.

Ralph Stewart's Lifetime group hits five
Ralph Stewart set up variable annuities business Lifetime five years ago. The business has evolved and become quite different to what was planned.

Retirement beckons for Scott Black
SHARE CEO Scott Black talks with Philip Macalister about the changes he has seen in the advisory industry over his long career.

GRTV: No bull like an old bull
There could be a year or two of the bull market left to run, despite wobbles in equities over recent weeks.

Five years of nib; award winning funds; and Fidelity's $100m injection
In this latest episode of GRTV, Good Returns publisher Philip Macalister sat down with nib CEO Rob Hennin; Ana-Marie Lockyer, ANZ general manager wealth and products; MD of Fiducian, Indy Singh; and Fidelity CEO Nadine Tereora. 

What to do with $100 million
[GOOD RETURNS TV] The NZ Superannuation Fund is looking to spend $100 million taking a 41% stake in Fidelity Life. The insurer's chief executive Nadine Tereora explains what this means for advisers.

Why India and Tech funds count
Sydney-based manager Fiducian Asset Management took out a first and second place in the recent FundSource Fund Manager of the Year Awards. Managing Director Indy Singh joins Philip Macalister to talk about these winning funds.

What next for KiwiSaver
How to turn a lump sum into retirement income is a question that hasn’t been answered properly anywhere in the world, says Ana-Marie Lockyer, ANZ’s general manager of wealth products.

nib marks five years
[GOOD RETURNS TV] Advisers are well-positioned to talk to their clients about how health insurance can keep them healthy, happy and productive, once insurer says.

KiwiSaver fees and risk; Fisher Funds’ future
In this latest episode of GRTV, Good Returns publisher Philip Macalister sat down with Fisher Funds chief executive Bruce McLachlan; Ana-Marie Lockyer, ANZ general manager wealth and products; and Booster chief investment officer David Beattie  

Introducing Good Returns TV
In this little video Philip Macalister explains how you can use Good Returns TV to promote your products and services.

Leverage up your KiwiSaver fund
Booster chief investment officer David Beattie says people should be taking more risk in their KiwiSaver funds.

KiwiSaver fees: Paying for performance
Pricier KiwiSaver funds are delivering better returns for their members, the country’s biggest provider says.

Fisher Funds: Industry should pull together
New Zealand’s investment management industry should better pull together to represent its own interests and those of New Zealand, new Fisher Funds chief executive Bruce McLachlan says.

Top fund managers recognised
The annual FundSource Awards recognise the top performing fund managers in New Zealand. Chief judge Darren Howlin tells Good Returns TV about this year’s competition.

Tipping point for responsible investing
Fund managers are increasingly having to consider the social impacts of their investing decisions but there is a challenge to get enough retail products in the market, the chief executive of the Responsible Investing Association of Australasia Simon O’Connor told Good Returns TV.

Cameron Marcroft talks about becoming a top adviser
Eighteen months after leaving dealer group NZFSG, Cameron Marcroft has been named new mortgage adviser of the year. Here's his story.

GRTV Ep3: Code working group; the value of opening up to your clients; and risk advice upheaval
In this latest episode of GRTV, Good Returns publisher Philip Macalister sat down with the chairman of the Code Working Group, Angus Dale-Jones, Dr. Philip M. Randall, managing partner of The Thorndyke Group and Partners Life chief executive Naomi Ballantyne.

Dale-Jones happy with Code Working Group
The chairman of the Code Working Group, Angus Dale-Jones, responds to criticism of the make up of the group and also outlines its plans.

Start dating your clients
Financial advisers are realising that the value in their businesses is the relationships they have with clients, not just the skills they offer, says Philip M. Randall, managing partner of The Thorndyke Group.

Get basics right: Ballantyne (+ VIDEO)
Something as simple as producing a set of accounts to prove they have a financially viable business could be a significant challenge for some risk advisers, Partners Life chief executive Naomi Ballantyne says.

The big reveal (VIDEO)
Financial Advice New Zealand reveals its establishment board and new brand.

Milestone day for financial advice in New Zealand
A new bill to replace the Financial Advisers Act was to be introduced on Thursday, Commerce Minister Jacqui Dean announced at the National Advisers Conference.

Milestone day for financial advice in New Zealand
A new bill to replace the Financial Advisers Act was to be introduced on Thursday, Commerce Minister Jacqui Dean announced at the National Advisers Conference.

Kiwi Company Attracts $200 Million Global Investment
Kiwi Company Attracts $200 Million Global Investment

GRTV: Code working group, active v passive and the rising cost of financial advice
In this latest episode of GRTV, Mike Newton of advice firm Newton Ross discusses the "scary" make up of the new code working group, Hobson Wealth Partners' Warren Couillault talks about the rising cost of providing financial advice and finally Paul Moore of PM Capital explains why passive managers’ luck just might run out.

Concerns aired over Code Working Group
There is a risk that a lack of independent advisers on the working group developing their new code of conduct will cost New Zealand its opportunity to provide a sensible framework for advice, one adviser says.

Active managers time is coming: Moore
Passive managers’ luck may run out over the coming years, one fund manager says.

Advice becoming more expensive
It now costs 50% to 100% more to provide financial advice than it did five years ago, says Warren Couillault, executive director of Hobson Wealth Partners.

It's payday for The Co-operative Bank customers
The Co-operative Bank has paid $2.1 million in rebate payments to its customers following the release of its annual results.

GRTV: All eyes on Europe
In the third part of our new Good Returns TV series, Julian McCormack, an investment specialist for Platinum Asset Management in Sydney, tells publisher Philip Macalister why a recovery in Europe is creating opportunities for investors.

GRTV: Welcome to Good Returns TV
Publisher Philip Macalister introduces Good Returns TV and his first guest on the show, Andrew Bascand from Harbour Asset Management. Bascand says investors should halve their return expectations in an increasingly volatile market.

GRTV: A voice for the little guys
In the second part of our new Good Returns TV series, publisher Philip Macalister hears why financial adviser Murray Weatherston believes the review of the Financial Advisers Act has been resoundingly a win for the “big end of town”.

The state of the housing market
CoreLogic head of research Jonno Ingerson says the Reserve Bank's lending restrictions are having an impact on the market but property investors are looking for ways around them.

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