Funds management and superannuation

Our established funds management and superannuation team provides our local and international clients with responsive and solutions-focused advice.

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​​​​We have broad experience of all types of investment products including KiwiSaver, unit trusts, retail and employer sponsored superannuation, group investment funds and international schemes.

Our team acts for many of the leading New Zealand and international financial institutions as well as many employer sponsored superannuation schemes.

Our approach is multidisciplinary, combining trust, tax, securities, regulatory, corporate and other areas of expertise.

Recognition of our investment funds management expertise

"The firm delivers to an excellent standard and provides high-quality client service from commercially astute lawyers."

"[we are] very comfortable with the quality they produce" adding "the partners are good to deal with - they have a practical and commercial approach." 
Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

"They provide a high-level service with good commercial advice." 

"The support team is very good."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

New Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) advice

  • Advising subsidiaries of Craigs Investment Partners in their roles as manager of a number of managed investment schemes (including Kiwisaver, superannuation and unit trust schemes) on the transition of those schemes to the new FMCA regulations.
  • Advising New Zealand Guardian Trust on the transition process in its role as supervisor of a large number of schemes (15) for fund manager AMP, including the appointment as supervisor for a majority (10) of those schemes, to the new FMCA regulations.
  • Advising Asteron Retirement Investment on the transition of its legacy superannuation schemes to the new FMCA regulations.
  • ​Advising the Trustees of the Meat Industry Superannuation Scheme in relation to transitioning to the new FMCA regulations.​

KiwiSaver
Working with numerous clients, including providers, employers and supervisors to establish and maintain KiwiSaver arrangements.

General investment product offerings
Advising numerous local and international clients on all aspects of establishing and operating investment product offerings, including unit trust, private equity, superannuation and other managed investment schemes both within New Zealand and on a cross-border basis. We also advise on custodial arrangements, including enhanced custody structures.

Regulatory advice
Providing advice to local and international​ participants in the funds management and financial services industries in relation to regulatory compliance and structuring, including in respect of the Financial Advisers Act, the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act, the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations Act, the Financial Markets Supervisors Act, and anti-money laundering legislation.

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  • Haydn Wong

    Partner Auckland
  • Rachel Paris

    Partner Auckland
  • Sarah McQueen

    Special Counsel Auckland