CEO Report

January 17, 2019By nicolegWhat's new

Firstly, welcome back to the New Year – we hope everyone has managed to get a relaxing break in over the holiday period and is ready for an interesting 2019. I suspect this year will be all about responding to the impact of, and implementing the changes from, the review of the Financial Advisers Act. … Read More

Planning for Christmas

December 6, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

Christmas is almost here and hopefully your planning for the close down is well underway. This helpful list is a good starting point to cross-check your planning for Christmas. Close down period: Decide on the dates you are closing and reopening. This year Christmas is on a Tuesday so commonly firms are closing on Friday … Read More

Royden Shotter – Board Bio

December 6, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

Royden’s career in financial advisory now spans more than 20 years across multiple financial disciplines. He owns and runs Echelon Advisers, a financial planning practice based in Parnell, which provides a stable platform to expand on some of his ideas. With a view to leveraging his knowledge and experience and to help people better understand … Read More

CEO Report

December 6, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

Well this is the last ezine for the year so let’s start it with some Christmas wishes. I hope that everyone has a well-deserved break, gets to enjoy some quality time relaxing away from the rigours of work, and comes back refreshed for what will be an interesting 2019 I’m sure. 2018 has been a … Read More

Embracing the Code: Building a profitable business

November 5, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

The proposed new Code (The Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services: Consultation draft October 2018) has been a long time coming but is worth the wait. It is easy to read, it makes sense and it creates a framework to enable future financial advice providers (FAPs) to operate in a way where they can provide a … Read More

Chair’s report on the sale of AMP Life’s legacy book

November 5, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

October has a special place in finance as a month that has traditionally seen volatility in share markets, known as the “October effect”. However, many of our members may now remember it as the month a 169-year-old insurance company died, with the news on 25 October that AMP Life will sell its NZ legacy book … Read More