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Banks vulnerable to underinsurance

5 December 2016

Question marks remain over whether banks will be caught swimming naked if the tide goes out and New Zealand is hit with another major earthquake. Interest.co.nz. More>

Retirement Commissioner mocks policy failure

2 December 2016

The retirement commissioner has broken with staid civil service tradition by releasing a mockumentary-style teaser trailer to publicise the release of her three-yearly retirement policy recommendations. Stuff.co.nz. More>

FAA review delayed

2 December 2016

The much anticipated Exposure Draft of the new Financial Advisers Act won't be out before Christmas as previously promised. Goodreturns.co.nz.  More>

Hawes on KiwiSaver fees

2 December 2016

When choosing your KiwiSaver provider, you shouldn't base the decision on fees - they are only one factor in your choice, says Martin Hawes. Stuff.co.nz.  More>

NZIER quarterly predictions

30 November 2016

NZIER's Quarterly Predictions are for localised effects from earthquakes and higher interest rates. Interest.co.nz.  More>

FAA licensing deadline Thursday

30 November 2016

The process of licensing of fund managers is coming to an end and next up with be an even bigger job, the second round for financial advisers. Goodreturns.co.nz.  More>

Treasury forecast: "nonsense"

30 November 2016

PM says Treasury's forecasts of blow-out in debt by 2060 without NZ Superannuation changes "a load of nonsense"; says Treasury couldn't get forecasts right 44 days before Budget 'let alone 44 years out'; also downplays weak productivity. Interest.co.nz.  More>

Quarterly RBNZ disclosure changes

30 November 2016

Victoria University's Martien Lubberink encourages the public to give the Reserve Bank feedback on its proposed new approach to quarterly bank disclosure. Interest.co.nz.  More>

Milford on interest rates

30 November 2016

Where do US interest rates go from here? Milford Asset Management's portfolio manager David Lewis comments.  More>

Morningstar: don't sell out bonds

30 November 2016

While the outlook is mixed for bond prices, bond funds still have an important role to play in investors' portfolios, according to Morningstar. More>