Category Archives: Financial Monitoring

Avoid Ponzi Schemes, is this one (unrealistic returns paid for with yours or other investors money!)? Hold everything in your name!

Ross Group receivers hold out little hope for missing $439M | Scoop News Ross Group receivers hold out little hope for missing $439M Thursday, 15 November 2012, 2:24 pm Article: BusinessDesk Ross Group receivers hold out little hope for missing … Continue reading

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Why you should never write a cheque to an advisor or their company!

Fraudster Evan Cherry’s Grand Facade Built On Lies… | Stuff.co.nz Evan Paul Cherry, a slight, bespectacled 53-year-old Aucklander, clutched a small overnight bag in the dock of North Shore District Court last Friday as he quietly admitted to lies spanning … Continue reading

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UK Banks too big to fail but also to big to get it right!

UK Banks have been under fire this year for: Mis-selling personal payment insurance to people who either did not need it, would not be able to claim on it, or did not know they had been sold it. On Thursday, Barclays was … Continue reading

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US Residential Property Fund to good to be true?

One of the presentations at the SIFA conference was from a an Australian Property Fund Manager who has launched a fund based on the purchase of distressed US residential property of middle Americans. They are being purchased  as mortgagee sales at 20% … Continue reading

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Volatility ahead but weakening of NZ$ helping

I have just attended a SIFA conference in Sydney (May 17-18). The consensus view from the range of speakers is that the share markets will experience significant volatility over the next 3-4 months. Further European social and economic a trauma a associated with addressing  the … Continue reading

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Online Access Proves Popular

Online access has proved popular with clients. Being able to see the current portfolio valuation, the balance in the portfolio transactional cash account and see all portfolio transactions bring a level of comfort not previously available before. Out of town … Continue reading

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