Viewing entries tagged with 'ACT'

Bond investors can’t rest on their benchmarks

1 May 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: Active management has a proven edge in the bond market, according to a new study by global fixed income giant PIMCO, where almost two-thirds of index-ignorers have outperformed passive peers in the US. More>  

FMA confirms short-term derivatives to be licensed

3 April 2017

The Financial Markets Authority has confirmed that businesses selling short-duration derivatives need to be licensed. The Financial Markets Conduct Act introduced licensing for derivatives issuers in December 2014. More>

Active Bond Funds Holding Their Own

22 March 2017

The latest update to the Morningstar active/passive barometer reveals that actively managed bond funds are much more likely to beat their benchmarks than equity funds. More>

Martin Hawes: Buffett versus the hedge funds

20 March 2017 It is with trepidation that I take on the world's greatest investor. Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway, has produced returns for investors of over 20 per cent per annum over the last 50 years – and it is pretty hard to argue with that.  More>

Active management mostly still fit-for-purpose

27 February 2017

InvestmentnewsNZ: Active management continues to be a good bet in the NZ equities market but the odds narrowed in recent years, a new Mercer report reveals. More>

Russell exits Australasian actuarial practice with Willis deal

20 February 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: Russell Investments in Australia is exiting the actuarial part of the industry, announcing last week that it has sold its Australian and New Zealand actuarial practice to Willis Towers Watson. The deal involves the transfer of 22 actuarial staff. More>

FAA review number two

27 January 2017 After a delay caused by the Kaikoura earthquake, MBIE says that an exposure draft of the new Financial Advisers Act should be ready for distribution before the end of February with the aim of introducing a Bill to Parliament by mid-2017. More>

Rekenthaler Report The New Breed of Active Management

23 January 2017

Morningstar looks at the five active fund managers who attracted the most net new assets in 2016. "Passive funds dominate, but a few active managers have braved the sales headwind."  More>

Goldsmith replaced by Jacqui Dean

19 December 2016

Paul Goldsmith is now the former Minister of Commerce following Prime Minister Bill English's Cabinet reshuffle. Jacqui Dean is the new minister and one of her roles will be to finalise the delayed review of the Financial Advisers Act. More>

Youi insurance fined $320,000

16 December 2016

Youi has been fined $320,000 for using misleading sales techniques when attempting to sell policies to people seeking quotes. More>