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

Ethical investing

November 1, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

Robbie Schneider, as a financial specialist, has recently spent time in the USA discussing a niche investment service that helps people get involved in socially responsible investing (SRI). Robbie offers a solution that the client can easily understand. SRI is becoming a mainstream investing style all around the world, with even the lay person interested in … Read More

Director Bio – Robbie Schneider

November 1, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

As a teenager in the 1980s, Robbie spent much of his time around a diverse and influential range of people involved in the financial services profession. It was always inevitable this would rub off on him. As is so often the case, the strongest influence started at home. Robbie’s mum, Jenny, joined Cook Taylor Quinn … Read More

Update from the CEO

November 1, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

Change continues apace for financial advisers at the moment. The Code Working Group has released its draft Code of Professional Conduct and we are pleased that it reflects much of the feedback the TripleA and other professional bodies gave during earlier consultation rounds. The notion of “good advice outcomes” has been dropped, and the equally … Read More

CEO’s Report – 2018 AGM

September 18, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

I’d like to welcome everyone to our AGM. It’s been another very solid year for the TripleA with our landscape dominated by the review of the Financial Advisers Act which soaked up a significant amount of Board and CEO time. We informed last year’s AGM that maintaining our level of reserves and increasing membership would … Read More

Chair’s Report – 2018 AGM

September 18, 2018By nicolegWhat's new

Thank you for coming along to support this AGM. Your Board has spent time over the last 12 months on several matters, some which the Board had been working on for some time, and some that came out of left field through the year. Firstly, last year we repositioned the TripleA Advisers Association as the … Read More