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Wellington Regional Meeting

September 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm NZST

Wellington Regional Meeting September 2019


Estate Planning: Property (Relationships) Act review & case studies – Matt Hay

Estate Planning is the pinnacle of every financial strand, and the amount of legislation in this space makes it a complex area to navigate at times. The Property (Relationships) Act, in particular, is known to be under review. Matt will provide us with an update on why this piece of legislation is under the spotlight; and will share some scenarios that might reflect the types of client situations we come across. Some of these may also show the impact of personal and business trusts. The Q&A time will no doubt provided some interactive learnings also

Matt is a business and trust law expert. Formerly a corporate and commercial partner at a major national law firm, Matt is now principal at Succeed Legal, a firm that specialises in advising privately owned businesses, trustees and private individuals on a range of corporate and commercial, trust and property related matters. Matt has over 20 years’ experience as a legal adviser. He has acted on a number of large corporate transactions and has advised in connection with some of NZ’s leading Trust law cases. He is also a regular speaker on Trust law matters at professional and industry conferences and is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).


‘Unlocking the Code – adding value for your clients and building trust in you, their adviser’ – Andrew Gunn

The Duties and Code of Conduct in the new licensed regime provides all advisers and advice firms an exciting opportunity to review and revamp their business and advice practices!

The challenge however, is to turn a new compliance requirement into an effective business-transformation process – one that adds values to your clients and builds trust in you their adviser.

In a ‘principles-based’ environment some of the pressing questions are; how do you actually know your client understands your recommendations? Do your client-files reflect any of the diversity and vulnerabilities of your client base?

If a colleague were to review your files is there clear evidence your advice is suitable for your client? Is it totally apparent you’ve placed your client’s needs and interests first – effectively communicating and mitigating any conflicts of interests?

Andrew will provide a lens to view your obligations as a financial adviser – and importantly – take a practical approach to embed changes that ensure quality advice outcomes for your clients and foster their relationship with you – their trusted adviser.

Andrew’s role as Financial Advice New Zealand’s Learning & Development Manager is to bring relevant and timely learning content and resources to the organisation’s 1,700 Members. He has written a series of workbooks ‘Preparing the new licensing regime’ that brings a practical approach to meeting the ‘principles-based’ obligations, and also assisted the Association in their submissions to MBIE regarding the ‘Options’ and ‘Issues‘ Papers, the FSLAB Bill, Conduct of Professional Conduct and Disclosure Regulations.

Andrew previously owned businesses in Auckland and Christchurch and completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Canterbury University and BCom in economics from Auckland University, sits on a board of an Industry Training Organisation


Tea & Coffee on arrival, Sponsored by FMG

9.00am – 11.00am  Estate Planning: Property (Relationships) Act review & case studies – Matt Hay, Succeed Legal, Followed by Q & A

11.00am – 12.00pm Unlocking the Code – adding value for your clients and building trust in you, their adviser – Andrew Gunn, Followed by a Q&A

Where: The Conference Centre, Level 4, St John House, 114 The Terrace, Wellington

When 27 September 2019 9.00am-12pm

CPD 2 hours – Estate Planning & 1 hour – Compliance

Cost: Complimentary to Members. Limited to first 50 Members.

Please RSVP by completing form below and registering by Friday 20 September.


September 27, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Conference Centre
Level 4, St John House, 114 The Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand
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