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Suncorp CEO ‘simply wrong’

27 Feb 17 - Insurance Business Magazine: Insurance academic Dr Michael Naylor has spoken out about the takeover bid for Tower that Suncorp has proposed this week, saying while it may be good for Tower shareholders, it would be bad for NZ consumers.

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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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Cullen says it's time KiwiSaver fees fell

27 Feb 17 - KiwiSaver founder Sir Michael Cullen says it's time for fees to drop. "There is certainly space for KiwiSaver fees to start coming down now that so many of the funds have bulked up substantially," the former deputy prime minister said.
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IMF shines spotlight on RBNZ

27 Feb 17 - IMF shines spotlight on RBNZ's heavy emphasis on banks' self discipline and directors' attestation regime, writes Gareth Vaughan. 


Social impact bonds will one day be in your KiwiSaver

27 Feb 17 - The launch of the mental health social bond this week marked the birth of a new investment asset class in New Zealand which could one day appear in your KiwiSaver.

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New mathematical model could stop future financial crashes

27 Feb 17 - Massey University’s Professor Emeritus Graeme Wake and Professor Jeong-Hoon Kim from Yonsei University’s in South Korea have revisited the Black-Scholes model and re-formulated it to better cope with today’s markets. 


Morningstar's 5 Favorite Foreign-Stock ETFs

27 Feb 17 - Morningstar: "These are some of our favorite exchange-traded funds for investors seeking to add or augment their portfolio's international-stock exposure."

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Active management mostly still fit-for-purpose

27 Feb 17 - 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.


Green paper warns on UK pensions regulation

24 Feb 17 - Financial Times: The UK government has resisted calls to force companies to obtain clearance from the pensions regulator before doing corporate deals, as it unveiled proposals to sustain the £1.5tn final salary pensions sector.

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