Tagged: financial advice

The difference between a financial adviser and an investment manager

If the first question you ask a financial adviser is “where do you get your research from?”, it probably means you’re confusing the roles of financial advisers and investment managers. It’s an easy distinction to overlook – many financial advisers think they’re investment managers, too.

My second submission in relation to the future Code of Conduct for Financial Advice services

In this article I share my second submission to the Code Working Group responsible for the proposed Code of Conduct for Financial Advice services. I reiterate and expand on my original submission, trying to put a strong case for ensuring that high quality advice is widely available to Kiwis, and that there aren’t unnecessary compliance costs associated with providing holistic, strategic advice (rather than limited, product-focused advice).