About Us

Cambridge Partners, founded in 2017, is a merger between two of New Zealand's most highly respected independent financial services firms - Bradley Nuttall and iQ2 Private Wealth. We offer thoughtful, independent wealth and investment management services throughout New Zealand.

Our goal is to help you prosper

Cambridge Partners was founded in 2017 following the merger of two of New Zealand’s most highly respected independent financial services firms – Bradley Nuttall and iQ2 Private Wealth. Both firms share the same values, investment philosophies and aspirations – to help our clients prosper through our role as investment fiduciaries and financial stewards.

Cambridge Partners is a founder member firm of GAIA (Global Association of Independent Advisors) based in Switzerland, which currently comprises 15 firms and provides a forum to share resources and debate best investment practices.

Our strong global connections are invaluable when it comes to staying at the forefront of advisory best practice. Through these connections, we have the opportunity to mix with like-minded businesses and to be educated by many of the world’s leading financial thinkers, including several Nobel Prize laureates.

The benefit of this approach is that it enables us to remove ourselves from the so-called “education” put forward by local financial institutions who frequently demonstrate bias advocating certain investment solutions that favour products they have designed and/or promote.

As fee-only advisers we are completely independent and therefore do not need to promote or sell any specific financial product. Our primary commitment is to put your interests first and provide quality, independent advice, tailored to your requirements.

As financial stewards and investment fiduciaries we will only recommend what is right for you and your circumstances. We take a comprehensive wealth management approach, and have a dedicated and highly effective support team.

Our business is based on referrals from our clients and professionals, such as lawyers and accountants. Lawyers in particular tend to favour our approach; we focus as much on managing the downside risks as on providing a good investment return.


Certification & Accreditation

We are independently certified by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) as achieving global best practice standards, and are also granted the Discretionary Investment Management Service (DIMS) licence by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

A DIMS license means we are able to use our discretion and act on behalf of clients (in accordance with their approved investment strategies) when providing ongoing wealth management services.

We are a member of the Global Association of Independent Advisors (GAIA). GAIA firms share best practices and learn from each other, meaning we can better serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity.

Certificate of Registration


DIMS: Licensed Discretionary Investment Management Services

Cambridge Partners Ltd has been granted a Discretionary Investment Management Service (DIMS) licence by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

A DIMS is where certain buy and sell decisions can be made by the adviser on behalf of a client without requiring their prior authorisation for each transaction. Licensing of DIMS was introduced as part of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. It places greater obligations and minimum standards on the DIMS licensee, which in turn may help to provide better protection to investors.

 


Governance Structure

Our board is comprised of our four adviser partners – Andrew Nuttall, Steve Mander, Jacob Wolt and Richard Austin – along with an independent chair, Julie Bohnenn.

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