News

Hard Brexit? Keep calm and carry on

7 November 2016

Nikko Asset Management's Simon Down gives his latest analysis on the evolving Brexit situation. Video.  More>

ANZ's Hisco on apartments, LVRs and more

7 November 2016

Hisco comments on the volume of Auckland apartment developments falling over, the Reserve Bank's new LVR restrictions and the regulator's plan for debt-to-income ratio restrictions. Interest.co.nz. More>

Workers still have savings options outside KiwiSaver

3 November 2016

KiwiSaver may have cornered the market on retirement savings in New Zealand, but other non-KiwiSaver super schemes are still being used as a staff perk by some businesses. Stuff.co.nz. More>

Alpha may become more dominant in low-return environment

3 November 2016

Alister van der Maas, managing director of Russell Investment in New Zealand, said there had been a noticeable shift into passive investments over recent years, which started in the early 2000s but had picked up pace again more recently. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Funding boost for FMA

3 November 2016

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced the governments approval to increase funding for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Companies Office. Scoop.co.nz. More>

Government should stop tinkering with the Financial Service Providers Register

3 November 2016

Gareth Vaughan argues the Government should stop tinkering with the Financial Service Providers Register and simply abolish it. Interest.co.nz More>

FSC members want to see advisers' value highlighted

3 November 2016

Insurers are hoping the Financial Services Council will take on a strong advocacy role for advisers as its new chief executive takes control. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Green light for post-FMCA ROPS

2 November 2016

The industry had been waiting for an FMCA amendment that would allow ROPS providers to align their schemes' requirements with the withdrawal rules of UK pension funds. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Advice may be missing as schemes wound up

2 November 2016

There are concerns some members of superannuation plans that are being wound up ahead of the introduction of the Financial Markets Conduct Act are not getting enough advice on what to do with the resulting windfalls. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

Carmel Fisher to step down as managing director

2 November 2016

Founder Carmel Fisher is to step down as managing director of Fisher Funds Management to achieve a better work-life balance. Interest.co.nz. More>