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Partners Life appoints new chairman

27 January 2017

Scoop: Life, a life insurance company whose owners include private equity firm Blackstone, has appointed Jim Minto as its new chairman. Minto will replace Sam Knowles, who will stay on as a director for both Partners Life and its immediate parent Partners Group Holdings. More>

New Zealand's place on the world stage

27 January 2017

BNZ: A turbulent week into Donald Trump taking office as US President, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander shares his views on how New Zealand fits into the new world stage. More>

Asian Credit Outlook 2017

27 January 2017

Nikkoam: In-depth report: Economic growth in Asia is expected to remain broadly stable in 2017. While there will be greater external uncertainties as well as country-specific challenges, Asian economies are, on balance, better equipped to deal with external pressures compared to a few years back. More>

Liquidators freeze Ponzi scheme

27 January 2017

Stuff: Serious Fraud Office investigation into alleged Hansa Ponzi scheme results in asset freeze.Waterstone Insolvency liquidator Damien Grant said in December they had so far identified payments of at least $9m into the company.  More>

'Year of the annuity'?

27 January 2017

Professional Adviser: The Chinese may be celebrating the dawn of the Year of the Rooster this weekend, writes William Burrows, but could 2017 also see UK advisers and their clients celebrating the return of annuities as a viable alternative to pension drawdown? More>

NZ Government financial statements

27 January 2017

The Treasury: The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the five months ended 30 November 2016 whave been released. More>

Workplace Savings breakfast leadership series

25 January 2017

Women in Super, in association with Workplace Savings and the Financial Services Council, are delighted to bring you the first event of our 2017 Breakfast Leadership Series on February 22 in Wellington and March 1 in Auckland.More  

Knock-out punches for markets in 2017

25 January 2017

Morningstar: As President Donald Trump settles into the White House, we reflect on the major macroeconomic developments of 2016, how they may play out in 2017 and how investors should respond--or not. More  

Nikkoam: global credit outlook

25 January 2017

As rates could rise further in 2017, Nikkoam expects that a broad range of investment themes will help generate enough alpha performance to offset the rates impact. More  

KiwiSavers face double tax sting

25 January 2017

NZ Herald: KiwiSavers could be missing out on higher returns because of the tax impact of their providers' offshore structures, a report says. More