Professional Investment Associates
Professional Investment Associates (PIA)
We are a member of this group of independent financial planning and investment advisory practices, sharing resources predominantly relating to fundamental asset allocation development, investment selection and regulatory compliance.
There are now 11 member companies spread throughout New Zealand, and each firm shares several common attributes which set us somewhat aside from other parts of the financial planning and investment advisory profession.
Are also members of the Institute of Financial Advisers.
Are registered with the Financial Markets authority as Authorised Financial Advisers. (AFA).
Hold the internationally recognised designation of “Certified Financial Planner Certificant”. (CFP cm).
Use the ASB owned and operated AEGIS Portfolio Administration System.
PIA contracts a former investment fund manager who provides us with completely independent market updates, leads our asset allocation discussions, and undertakes one-off research on particular securities about which we feel we need more information.
Formal meetings of the group include regular tele-conferences, in person meetings at least annually, and we often also meet at events like the Portfolio Construction Conference, as well as Institute of Financial Advisers and AEGIS conferences.
As members of the Institute of Financial Advisers we pledge that we will always
- ✔ Place the client’s interests above our own
- ✔ Act with integrity
- ✔ Be fair and reasonable
- ✔ Restrict our advice to those areas where we are competent
- ✔ Avoid or disclose any conflict of interest
- ✔ Protect client confidentiality
- ✔ Seek to continually improve as advisers