I have duties under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 relating to the way that I give advice.
I am required to:
- give priority to your interests by taking all reasonable steps to make sure my advice isn’t materially influenced by my own interests
- exercise care, diligence, and skill in providing you with advice
- meet standards of competence, knowledge and skill set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services (these are designed to make sure that I have the expertise needed to provide you with advice). I currently hold the NZ Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) (Life and Health Insurance), and I hold full accreditation standards with all the providers that offer this.
- meet standards of ethical behaviour, conduct and client care set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services (these are designed to make sure I treat you as I should, and give you suitable advice).
This is only a summary of the duties that I have. More information is available by contacting me, or by visiting the Financial Markets Authority website at https://www.fma.govt.nz.