Who we are

We are life, health, and disability insurance advisers based in Hamilton. We love what we do, which is tailoring personalised insurance solutions for our clients, their families, and their businesses. We have a particular focus on making sure clients are well informed when it comes to the risks they face, and how good insurance planning can help protect against some of those risks.

We have 45 years’ industry experience between us, and deal with several of New Zealand’s largest and best insurers. This enables us to give you the very best advice, so you can implement the right cover, at the right time, for the right cost.
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Ron

GradDipBusStudies(Personal Risk Management) Massey
FSP67461

I entered the life insurance industry in 1979, as a salesman for NZI Life. My very first client appointment was at 10:30am on Wednesday 1st August 1979 - Paul's 6th birthday. You can view my daily planner for that week below. It was a quiet start, but I'm still going strong and am proud to say that I'm now working with some of the children of clients I met during that first year in business.

I am passionate about the life insurance industry, actively participating in consultation around compliance standards and product design. In 2005 I completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies in Personal Risk Management (Massey). I am one of only 5 advisers in the Waikato, and 86 nationwide, who hold the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), recognised internationally as the pre-eminent qualification for life insurance advisers.

I belong to two industry professional bodies- the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) and the New Zealand Financial Advisers Association (NZFAA). I have previously served as President of the Life Brokers Association (LBA), which has since merged into the NZFAA. Over the years I have been privileged to receive many industry awards, culminating in a 2015 IFA President's Award for services to the IFA and the financial services industry.

Ron's been looking after people for a long time, check out his daily Planner from 1979!

Paul

BSocSc(Hons) Waikato MA Waikato
FSP397546

I joined Ron's business in early 2011, to help manage his successful and growing risk advisory. Initially I came on board to free up his time to concentrate on what he does best - taking the time to properly understand a client's situation, and advise on their best insurance options. My role has gradually shifted from a business support and development role to an advising role.

To be honest, I never thought I would end selling insurance for a living. After all, no one grows up wanting to be sandwiched between Real Estate Agents and Used Car Salesmen at the wrong end of the Readers Digest "Most Trusted Professions" table. Luckily, the last few years spent alongside Ron has made very clear for me the difference between advising and selling.

I get particular satisfaction from knowing that if I do things right from the get go, clients I am working with now will still be clients in 20 years' time. I see my role as being to provide clear, easy-to-understand advice that is free of jargon, and with no "sales pressure". Only then can clients make truly informed decisions about the types and levels of cover they are comfortable implementing.

 
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