Lifetime Group gets life business, sells general - Good Returns
The Christchurch-based Lifetime Group has formed a strategic partnership with insurance brokerage Rothbury Group which see each one focus on its core strengths.
The two groups will work together and Lifetime will focus on life insurance and mortgages and Rothbury will do general insurance.
Under the deal Lifetime has acquired Rothbury’s life and mortgage businesses; Rothbury gets Lifetime’s general business and it has taken a cornerstone shareholding in Lifetime Group.
Rothbury, which is the fourth largest general broker in New Zealand and part of the ASX-listed Steadfast Group, has bought a 19.5% stake in the business valued at $4.5 million.\
Investment portfolios had a rather subdued month in September, capping off a very strong quarter driven by solid returns during the months of July and August. In fact, the US share market produced its best local currency quarterly return since 2013, with the S&P 500 up 7.2% for the September quarter.