Sunday, May 26, 2024
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New Chair Appointed to FMA

Craig Stobo is the new chair of the FMA, replacing Mark Todd, whose term expired at the end of April. Stobo’s appointment is for a five-year term. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly announced the...
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Key Underwriting Appointment

Asteron Life has appointed Kathie Tutty as its Chief Underwriter. She is currently the firm's Underwriting Manager and Principal Underwriter, and takes up her new role on Friday 31 May. Tutty has worked in underwriting...

AI-Based Life Guide Helps Underwriters

An AI powered platform aims to increase the efficiency of underwriters by generating swift answers to their questions. Life Guide, a life & health underwriting manual, helps underwriters understand risks so they can make informed...

Risks of Business Ownership Continue After its Sold or Closed

An upturn in the number of practices rethinking their succession planning has emerged as the FAP regime beds down, says Tom Pasley of Robertsons. However, he says there are significant risks to a professional in...

What Australian Advisers Want – Report

There's been a marked shift in the focus of advisers in Australia according to the latest What Advisors Want report from industry networking platform Ensombl. Practice management, advicetech, and superannuation, were the topics most discussed in...

MDRT Focuses on Building Membership

News that MDRT is launching a range of initiatives to emphasise upskilling, education and strengthen connections among its members drew strong reader interest this week... MDRT New Zealand is introducing a range of initiatives to...
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Do Your Clients Understand You?

A tick-box system to help establish clients have understood the advice offered to them was suggested this week by Compliance Refinery CEO Steve Burgess. “The FMA seeks tangible evidence of advisers ensuring client understanding,” he...

More Work Needed to Increase Client Engagement

With the FMA increasing its engagement with FAPs, Compliance Refinery’s CEO Steven Burgess says advisers need to place more emphasis on ensuring their clients understand the advice they are offered. “While generic risks and limitations...

FSC Welcomes Proposed Industry Reform

The FSC is finalising its response to the Government's Contracts of Insurance Bill, with the organisation's Acting CEO Haydee Stroud saying the proposed legislation is a positive step. The Bill, which is the work of...

Door Opens for ANZIIF Award Entries

Submissions are now being invited for the New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) industry awards. This is the 12th year of the awards, which honour the accomplishments of individuals and businesses within New...