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Govt tells KiwiSaver providers to act quickly on weapons' investments

24 Mar 17 - NZ Herald: The government won't put a deadline on when it expects KiwiSaver providers to exit investments in banned weapons' makers instead insisting they should act as "quickly as possible."

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What have future generations ever done for me?

24 Mar 17 - His stake is in the ground. Prime Minister Bill English is progressively raising superannuation age of eligibility from 65 to 67. The change will be complete by 2040, but won’t start until 1st July 2037, twenty whole years away. No one born before 30th June 1972 will be affected.
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RBNZ’s geopolitical concerns now ‘extensive’

24 Mar 17 - BusinessDesk: The Reserve Bank’s concerns about geopolitical uncertainties have been upgraded to “extensive” at a time when US President Donald Trump is facing a tougher battle in winning over legislators to enact his regulatory and tax reforms and introduce major infrastructure spending.
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Who Is Buying Bond ETFs? Why Are They Buying Them?

24 Mar 17 - Morningstar: This article explores a few notable use cases, and it will also show that performance is not always the most critical factor that investors consider when selecting fixed-income ETFs. 


U.K. should increase retirement age faster, new report recommends

24 Mar 17 - A faster increase in the state pension age, an end to guaranteed increases of pension benefits and a midlife check to help people take stock of their work, health and retirement have been recommended in a final report reviewing the U.K. state pension age.

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BNZ adopts ethical screen on investments

24 Mar 17 - Goodreturns: BNZ has announced it will drop its investments in companies involved in the production of cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear weapons and tobacco or tobacco products.


Conflict over ‘client first’ in NZ

24 Mar 17 - InvestmentNewsNZ: The Financial Adviser Code Committee call to loosen the proposed ‘client first’ definition in draft legislation amounted to a grab for power that would lead to “bad law”, according to veteran NZ financial adviser, Murray Weatherston.

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FSC welcomes changes to New Zealand Superannuation

8 Mar 17 -

The Financial Services Council today welcomed the New Zealand Superannuation changes proposed by Prime Minister Bill English. “The package of changes announced on Monday is good policy,” said FSC Chief Executive Officer, Richard Klipin.


FSC sings out new direction

27 Feb 17 - InvestmentnewsNZ: The Financial Services Council (FSC) NZ was regaining its sense of purpose after a confidence-sapping couple of years, according to recently-appointed CEO, Richard Klipin.

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