Aussie retirees dip into super

17 April 2017 A growing number of retirees are dipping into their super savings to pay off debt or fund holidays. More>  

John Roughan: Tampering with superannuation has done National no harm

17 April 2017

NZ Herald: Despite its timidity (an increase of two years starting 20 years hence) the decision was predicted by most commentators to be a political mistake, an "own-goal", a gift to Winston Peters in election year. More>  

RBNZ review needs ot be part of "root-and-branch" overhaul

17 April 2017 David Hargreaves would like to seen any review of the Reserve Bank undertaken as a part of a root-and-branch overhaul of its governing legislation. More>  

Are investors better off when investing with “superstar” fund managers?

13 April 2017

Otago University: You may think that when a fund manager wins a performance award, the investment fund they manage would fare even better, but University of Otago Business School accountancy and finance researcher Dr Eric Tan has found this isn’t necessarily the case. More>  

Forum: Retirement Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

12 April 2017

Retirement Policy and Research Centre forum: Two overseas experts will bring an international perspective to the forum and outline the best-practice thinking on future uncertainties in Australia, US, UK and Ireland. More>  

FMA launches consultation on KiwiSaver fees methodology

12 April 2017

The FMA is consulting on how those fees should be calculated and disclosed. Deadline for submissions is 5 May 2017. More>  

FMA Consultation released: Improving financial information in an equity PDS

12 April 2017

The FMA intends to issue guidance for equity issuers on how to disclose financial information in product disclosure statements (PDS) in a clear, concise and effective manner. It says the guidance will be used as a key reference point for its work and updated as necessary. More>  

No time to legislate Reserve Bank changes

12 April 2017 No possibility of govt legislating before election for 'technical' changes to Reserve Bank operations stemming from Treasury review, PM English says; Joyce requests review on OCR committee, Bank legislation overview. More>  

Beware a 2019 recession

12 April 2017 "Some superstitious investors worry about the chance of a global recession in 2017," says Harbour Asset Management. "They figure that the stockmarket crash in 1987, Asian crisis in 1997 and start of the GFC in 2007 make this the obvious year for troubles in markets." More>  

Reserve Bank updates its assessment of money laundering

10 April 2017

Press release: The Reserve Bank today published an updated assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing risks that face the financial sector. More>