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Partners Life appoints new chairman

27 January 2017

Scoop: Life, a life insurance company whose owners include private equity firm Blackstone, has appointed Jim Minto as its new chairman. Minto will replace Sam Knowles, who will stay on as a director for both Partners Life and its immediate parent Partners Group Holdings. More>

Naomi Ballantyne in New Year Honours

2 January 2017

NZ Herald: Pioneering insurance boss Naomi Ballantyne has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours. Ballantyne has spent 34 years in the insurance industry. Partners Life is the third insurance company she has helped to found. More>

Couillault maps out Hobson's path

21 December 2016

GoodReturns: The former Macquarie Private Wealth business, now called Hobson Wealth Partners, plans to become more prominent next year, its new owner, Warren Couillault tells Owen Poland. More>

Craigs schemes get rebrand

21 September 2016

Craigs has announced it is to repackage its kiwiSTART Defined KiwiSaver scheme as QuayStreet KiwiSaver. Quay Street will take over as the named manager of the fund from Craigs Investment Partners Superannuation Management, but the underlying product, and the funds it invest in remain unchanged. Goodreturns.co.nz.  More> 

Banks and financial institutions should consider ethics: report

20 September 2016

Banks and other financial services firms should consider issues such as client satisfaction when establishing staff pay structures, according to a report on ethics in the banking and financial services sector says a report report,from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Melbourne University's Centre for Ethical Leadership. Interest.co.nz.  More> 

Partners closes Blackstone deal

14 September 2016

Partners Life says the investment from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities has closed successfully. The transaction, first announced in May, was subject to regulatory approvals, which have now been granted. Goodreturns.co.nz. More> 

Lack of young advisers may leave businesses floundering

14 September 2016

A severe lack of young advisers is threatening the future of the financial advice industry. That’s according to Janine Scott, senior lecturer in financial planning and advice at Massey University. Goodreturns.co.nz. More> 

Resigned FSC members rejoin

31 August 2016

High profile members rejoin Financial Services Council. Chairman Rob Flannagan said things were moving in a positive direction for the group and it was keeping a focus on the future. More>