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Dr Michael Naylor Finance, Financial Economics, Economics, Economics & Economic History

Senior Lecturer

School of Economics and Finance

Michael has lectured in New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as working in distribution, international trade and economic consultancy. Michael's main research interest is asset market dynamics; including market crises, currency hedging, international financial management, exchange rate dynamics, complex networks and econophysics. He also has research interests in insurance, financial planning and international investment. He has published in internationally respected academic journals. 

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06-3569099 x 7720
    Location: 2.19, BSW
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • PhD - Massey University (2006)
  • M.Sc - University of London (1996)
  • B.A. Hons - Victoria University of Wellington (1991)
  • B.A. - Victoria University of Wellington (1985)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Insurance

Financial Planning

Financial Crises

Investments, ETFs

Foreign Exchange

Sports Econometrics

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Banking, Finance and Investment (150200): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Insurance Studies (150204): Investment and Risk Management (150205)

Keywords

Insurance

Financial Planning

Financial Crises

Investments, ETFs

Foreign Exchange

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 3

Research Outputs

Journal

Chen, J., Naylor, M., & Boardman, J. (2015). Real options in foreign investment: A south american case study. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. 27(1), 110-120 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jacf.12110/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+7th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+/+08:00+BST+/+12:30+IST+/+15.00+SGT+to+08.00+EDT+/+13.00+BST+/+17:30+IST+/+20.00+SGT+and+Sunday+8th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+/+08:00+BST+/+12:30+IST+/+15.00+SGT+to+06.00+EDT+/+11.00+BST+/+15:30+IST+/+18.00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience+caused+.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chen, J., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Wongchoti, U., & Ith, H. (2014). Market Microstructure of Precious Metal ETFs. Journal of Index Investing. 5(2), 48-56 Retrieved from http://www.iijournals.com/toc/jii/current
[Journal article]Authored by: Naylor, M., Wongchoti, U.Contributed to by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Wongchoti, U., & Gianotti, C. (2011). Abnormal returns in gold and silver exchange-traded funds. Journal of Index Investing. 2(2), 96-103 Retrieved from http://www.iijournals.com/doi/abs/10.3905/jii.2011.2.2.096
[Journal article]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ. (2011). AMI and the Christchurch Earthquakes. GIPC Newsletter. , 8-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., & Greenwood, RC. (2008). The characteristics of foreign exchange hedging: A comparative analysis. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business. 9(2), 121-152
[Journal article]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ. (2008). Listen to the world: Rule-based regulation of advisers always fails. New Zealand Assest: The magazine for smart advisers. 7(8), 28-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M., Rose, L., & Moyle, B. (2007). Topology of foreign exchange markets using hierarchical structure methods. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 388(19), 199-208
[Journal article]Authored by: Moyle, B., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Marshall, BR., & Greenwood, R. (2007). How do New Zealand firms manage foreign exchange risk? Survey evidence. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business. 8(1), 51-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Marshall, B., Naylor, M.
Chen, J., Naylor, M., & Lu, X. (2004). Some insights into the foreign exchange pricing puzzle: Evidence from a small open economy. Pacific Basin Finance Journal. 12(1), 41-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Chen, J., Naylor, M.

Book

Naylor, MJ.(2017). Insurance Transformed: Technology Disruption. London: Palgrave-MacMillian
[Authored Book]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2010). Risk management and insurance in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Dunmore Publishing Ltd
[Authored Book]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2005). Risk management and insurance in New Zealand. Southbank, VIC: Thomson/Dunmore Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Naylor, M.

Creative Work

Naylor, MJ. (2015). Insurance Commission Spreadsheet [Artefact]. : Massey File
[Artefact]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2009). Invited to help develop and review NZ Retirement Commission online calculations for Insurance 2009 [Artefact].
[Artefact]Authored by: Naylor, M.

Thesis

Naylor, MJ. (2006). A network topological approach to currency cascades. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, NZ)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Naylor, M.

Report

Naylor, MJ.(2017). Insurance, AI, and Disruption.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M., Matthews, C., & Birks, KS. (2011). Exploring underinsurance within New Zealand. Massey University and Investment Savings and Insurance Association.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Matthews, C., Naylor, M.

Conference

Hsu, WH., Naylor, M., & Allen-Browne, B.The Characteristics of Risk Perception: Advisers vs. Clients. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hsu, W., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ."The Application of Fundamental Indexing to BRICS". . Stockholm, Sweden
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Chen, JG., & Cao, T.(2014). Exchange Rate Dynamics: Evidence from a small open economy. . Bali, Indonesia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Matthews, CD., & Birks, KS. (2014). The extent of underinsurance: New Zealand evidence. http://academyfinancial.org/afs-2013-proceedings/. (pp. 1 - 46). : Academy of Financial Services
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Matthews, C., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2012). Real option in foriegn investment: A South American casestudy. . Krakow, Poland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2011). Ethnicity and retirement wealth. . Las Vegas, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M., Wongchoti, U., & Chen, J.(2010). Profiting from black swan trades: Evidence from S&P 500 puts. . Barcelona, Spain
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Chen, J., Naylor, M., Wongchoti, U.
Naylor, M., Wongchoti, U., & Chen, J.(2010). Profiting from black swan trades: Evidence from S&P 500 puts. . Barcelona, Spain
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Naylor, M., Wongchoti, U.
Naylor, M., Rose, L., & Moyle, B.(2008). A network theory of financial dynamics: Currency cascades. . Praque, Czech Republic
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moyle, B., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Rose, LC., & Moyle, BJ. (2008). An agent-based network model of currency cascades. 2008 Financial Management Association (FMA) European Conference. (pp. unpaged - 32).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Moyle, B., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2008). Discussant: 'The value-relevance of foreign currency derivatives disclosures', by W. Verschoor and A. Muller. . Prague, Czech Republic
[Conference Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2007). Session chair: International finance. . Kowloon, Hong Kong
[Conference Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2007). Discussant: 'When the tail wags the dog: Industry leaders and cross-industry information diffusion'. . Kowloon, Hong Kong
[Conference Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2007). International finance: Session chair. . Kowloon, Hong Kong
[Conference Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Rose, LC., & Moyle, BJ. (2007). An agent-based model of currency cascades. 18th Asian Finance Association / Finance Management Association Conference. (pp. unpaged - 26).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Moyle, B., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Rose, LC., & Moyle, BJ. (2007). Topology of foreign exchange markets using hierarchical structure methods. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. Vol. 382 (pp. 199 - 208).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Moyle, B., Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2006). Discussant: 'The efficacy of trading halts: Evidence from Bursa Malaysia'. . Auckland, NZ
[Conference Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ.(2006). Discussant: 'Malaysian bank capital and risk profiles: Causality tests'. . Auckland, NZ
[Conference Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Marshall, BR., & Greenwood, R. (2005). The impact of the board-treasury relationship on foreign exchange hedging. The 16th Asian Finance Association Conference. (pp. 2 - 31). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ., Greenwood, R., & Tripe, DW. (2002, July). Micro-Method of Surveying Exchange Rate Hedging: a comparative analysis. Presented at The 2002 APFA/PACAP/FMA Finance Conference. Tokyo, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Naylor, M., Tripe, D.
Chen, J., Naylor, MJ., & Lu, X. (2001, October). Share price reaction to exchange rate movements in a small and open economy: The New Zealand case. Presented at Financial Management Association International Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chen, J., Naylor, M.
Chen, J., Naylor, MJ., & Lu, X.(2001). Share Price Reaction to Exchange Rate Movements in a Small and Open Economy: The New Zealand Case. Paper presented at the meeting of International Financial Management Association Conference. Toronto, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Naylor, M.

Other

Hsu, W., Naylor, M., & Allen-Browne, B. (2016, August). Does a financial education change gender risk aversion?. Presented at Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hsu, W., Naylor, M.Contributed to by: Hsu, W.
Naylor, MJ. (2014, August). Econometric Analysis of Commonwealth Games Medals. : Radio NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ. (2013). Stock Picking beyond most AFAs - Asset Magazine. (pp. 11). Good Returns
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ. (2013). Underinsurance - $650 billion estimate a bit low.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, MJ. (2011). AMI would have gone under.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2011). Government has no idea how much AMI bailout could cost.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2011). AMI deal not a 'bailout'.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2011). Customers stay loyal to bailed out insurer.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2011). AMI 'underestimated worst case'.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2009). Invited to review Consumer Association article on health insurance.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2009). Reviewed NZ Retirement.
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.
Naylor, M. (2009). Anything to declare?. (pp. 22 - 24).
[Other]Authored by: Naylor, M.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2012 - FSC
    Insurance

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Teaching

Personal RIsk Management

Business Insurance

Investments

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Trang Phung - Doctor of Philosophy
    Perceived risk of using financial leverage in investment decisions
  • Robert Lissington - Doctor of Philosophy
    How prepared are New Zealand to achieve adequate consumption in retirement?

Media and Links

Media

  • 31 Oct 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Article in NZ Herald
    "Car Industry gone by 2030, academic predicts." Feature story in NZ Herald business section on my opinions on the impact of technological disruption on the international auto-insurance industry. This
  • 31 Oct 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Front Page article in Dom-Post
    "Warning for insurers: tech will change industry". Front page feature on the views on the looming technological disruption of the insurance industry. This was an indication of the substantial media re
  • 31 Oct 2016 - Online
    Feature article in Good Returns
    "Adapt or die, insurers told". Feature article on my views on the technological challenge facing insurers. This was created in response to the release of my "Perfect Storm" publication. Good Returns i
  • 31 Oct 2016 - Online
    Article in BizEdge
    "How technology will disrupt the insurance sector". A feature on my opinions about technological disruption in the insurance sector. BizEdge is NZ's premier technological news outlet.
  • 31 Oct 2016 - Online
    Good Returns article
    "Lower costs, better processes: Future bright for advisers". Feature article on my predictions for the future of financial advisers during the looming technological disruptions. This was created as
  • 31 Oct 2016 - Online
    Article on Stuff
    "Real-time tech to revolutionise insurance industry". This was an article based on my opinions relating to the impact of telematics and other technology on the insurance industry. This was created a
  • 31 Oct 2016 - Online
    Good Returns Article
    "Roboadvice could divert clients: Naylor". Feature article on the Good returns relating to my opinions about the impact of robotic advice software on financial advisers. Good Returns is NZ's premier
  • 31 Oct 2016 - Online, Magazine
    Article in Insurance News
    "Automation will wreck car insurance, says academic". Feature article on my opinions relating to technological disruption of the insurance industry. This was created as a reaction to my "Perfect Storm
  • 31 Jul 2013 - Other
    Good Returns Web Site
    "Bank insurance practises queried" - An article based on my views on the training of bank staff around insurance advise. This is the main industry website.
  • 31 Aug 2016 - Online
    Article in Insurance Business
    This article featured and discussed my NZ Herald opinion piece on the need for quality advice around business insurance. Insurance Business is NZ's premier insurance news outlet.
  • 30 Nov 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Quoted in NZ Herald Article
    "Good advice or just sales". My analysis of the MJW report on life insurance commissions was featured in this article. My advice on how to find a quality financial adviser was then quoted.
  • 30 Aug 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald, HawkesBay TimesOpinion Piece
    'Hawke's Bay water crisis shows importance of quality insurance." This was a featured opinion piece on the importance of NZ businesses obtaining quality advice insurance planning advice, using the exa
  • 29 Oct 2016 - Newspaper
    Feature article in business section of Sat Dompost
    "Full Replacement Insurance Returns". Feature article on my opinions on the likelihood of full replacement house insurance returning. This was created because of my reputation within the business medi
  • 29 Feb 2016 - Radio
    NewsTalk ZB
    Live interview featuring my opinions on the possible future impact of social media postings on insurance premiums.
  • 29 Apr 2016 - Newspaper, Radio, Other, Online
    Chch Press feature opinion piece
    "EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications." Feature opinion piece in Chch Press, relating to a legal settlement tied to Cant quake claims. This opinion piece was extensively covered
  • 28 Oct 2016 - Online
    Comments in Good Returns article
    "Releasing claims data not straightforward: Insurers". My comments on data release were included as an expert insurance commentator in this article. Good Returns is NZ's premier financial advice news
  • 27 Jun 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    A Nightmare on Underinsurered Street
    Saturday Dom-Post feature Business article. My opinions and the Massey research is quoted at length. This is evidence of my reputation with NZ business media.
  • 27 Jun 2015 - Newspaper
    Saturday Dominion-Post and Stuff
    "Are you underinsured?" - Quoted as an expert in article on reasons for and types of under-insurance. This was the lead article in the business section of the Saturday Dominion-Post and the Stuff web
  • 27 Jul 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Featured in Stuff article
    My comments as an expert featured in 'Commerce Commission declines Vero Insurance takeover of Tower. Story was covered in five different foreign news sites.
  • 27 Jul 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Featured in front page DomPost article/ Stuff
    My views featured in front page DomPost article 'Quake insurance at risk'. Also covered in Stauff
  • 26 Jun 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Quoted in Dom-post and Stuff articles
    "Are you underinsured?" I was quoted as an expert commentator in an article discussing my prior research into the extent of personal risk underinsurance in NZ. This is an illustration of my reputation
  • 26 Jul 2017 - Magazine, Online
    Featured in German insurance website.
    Featured as an expert in article on main European reinsurance media website.
  • 26 Jul 2013 - Other
    Stuff website + regional newspapers
    "Quake damage estimate disputed" - my views on the response of house insurance buyers after the Seddon quakes were used.
  • 26 Apr 2017 - Online
    Insurance Business Article
    "Time to ban new builds near NZ Waterways" - Lead article based on my opinions around insurance cover and zoning regulations relating to housing areas with altered risk profiles due to natural disaste
  • 25 Nov 2016 - Online
    EFMA insurance news website
    "Surviving technological disruption in insurance". This was a personal interview on a leading UK finance and insurance news website. This was created due to the UK reaction to my "Perfect Storm" publi
  • 25 Nov 2016 - Online
    Collision Repair Magazine
    My book and its views on the technological disruption of insurance was covered in an article. This is the leading North American auto repair magazine with a substantial audience.
  • 25 Apr 2016 - Radio
    Live Interview on Newstalk ZB
    Live interview on Newstalk ZB about issues relating to the difficulties around Chch insurance cliams
  • 24 Sep 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Herald/ Stuff Article
    My comments as an insurance expert were quoted in 'Time to force car insurers to give data to online comparison sites". Also covered in Asia Insurance Review
  • 24 Sep 2015 - Radio
    Live Interview on Morning Report, RNZ
    Live interview on my opinions and background on issues relating to insurance disclosure law and Insurance Ombudsman cases.
  • 24 Nov 2015 - Online
    Good Returns feature article
    "MJW missed their chance". This was a feature article analyzing and critiquing a report on by MJW actuarial consultants on the impact of sales commissions on financial adviser behavior. This analysis
  • 24 Jun 2013 - Online
    Good Returns article
    "No Reason for soft dollar commissions". Feature article on my opinions around bans on soft dollar commissions for financial and insurance advisers. Good returns is NZ's premier financial advice media
  • 24 Jul 2013 - Other
    "No good reasons for soft dollar commissions: Nayl
    My views on soft dollar commissions were the basis of a feature article on the main industry website
  • 24 Jul 2013 - Newspaper
    Dominion-Post
    "Quake puts insurers, home buyers on alert". My views on the response of buyrs of house insurance were the basis on a front page article on responses to the Seddon Quakes.
  • 24 Feb 2017 - Online
    Insurance Business Article
    "Suncorp CEO is 'simply wrong' says insurance academic". This was a feature article outlining my opinions on the proposed Suncorp-Tower merger vs Fairfax and the Suncorp CEO's statements. This was a s
  • 24 Feb 2017 - Online, Magazine
    Market Intelligence (HK) Media Article
    "Suncorp's proposed deal for Tower would create an duopoly in the NZ Insurance market." This was an article based on the opinions on the proposed Suncorp-Tower merger vs the Fairfax offer. Market Inte
  • 23 Nov 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Chch Press, Dom-Post, Manawatu Standard and Stuff
    "Quake shows need for business cover". These slightly were requested opinion article, sourced based on my media reputation and comments about the business reaction to the Kaikoura quake.
  • 23 Jul 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Feature article in NZ Herald business section
    "Tech could turn industry upside down". Feature article on my views on technological disruption issues facing the insurance industry.
  • 23 Jul 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald
    "Tech could turn insurance upside down". This was an article describing and explaining my opinion on the impact of technological changes on the insurance industry. This was a sourced article based o
  • 23 Aug 2016 - Radio
    Extensive radio coverage of Olympic Medal research
    I was interviewed and quoted on approx 15 radio stations across NZ, relating to my statistical analysis of the relative success of NZ's Olympic squad in wining medals.
  • 22 Nov 2016 - Radio
    Three Live Interviews on Radio
    Live Interviews on Radio NZ morning report, Radio Live, & Radio Rhema. These covered my opinions relating to the requirements for business to arrange business insurance, and the impact of the Kaikoura
  • 22 Jul 2017 - Radio
    Live interview on RNZ Nine to Noon
    Live interview on Prime Radio NZ programme, Nine to Noon, for 18 mins. Featured my view on the impact of technological changes on insurance and emplyment.
  • 22 Feb 2017 - Online
    Stuff website article
    "Vero makes a play for Tower but it could be bad news for customers". This as a lead article in the business section of Stuff. It is based on the opinions related to the proposed Suncorp-Tower merger
  • 20 Mar 2013 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald opinion piece
    "Farmers need to be able to insure against drought". Opinion piece in NZ Herald and associated website, relating to business insurance policies and the 2013 drought.
  • 18 Feb 2013 - Newspaper
    Kiwis are under-insured finds survey
    NZ Herald Article discussing the FSC/Massey underinsurance research. I am quoted at length.
  • 18 Feb 2013 - Newspaper
    "Kiwis are underinsured: Survey finds"
    NZ Herald. Half-page feature article covering the Massey Under-insurance surveys, including my comments around under-insurance.
  • 16 Jun 2017 - Online, Newspaper
    Feature Stuff article on my Tech report
    Feature article, 'Real-time tech to revolutionise insurance industry'. On my views about the impact of new technology on the insurance industry
  • 15 Jul 2016 - Online
    Good Returns Article
    "Insurance must face up to trend for commission regulation". Feature opinion piece on the need for the financial advice industry to become proactively involved in creating a blueprint for regulation o
  • 14 Jul 2017 - Online
    Personal profile in Good Returns
    Personal profile in main industry news website.
  • 14 Jul 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Opinion piece on main business page in NZ Herald
    1/3rd page opinion article in front page of business section of NZ Herald, 'What's next? Don't panic about the future just yet'. This featured my opinions on the employment impact of technological ch
  • 14 Jul 2013 - Newspaper, Online
    Alarm Bells over Commissions
    Quoted on front page feature in Sunday Star-Times. I am quoted discussing the role of regulation in controlling sales commissions on insurance products.
  • 14 Jul 2013 - Newspaper
    Sunday Star/ Times
    "Alarm Bells over Commissions" - My views featured in a full page feature article. I was regarded as the equal to three insurance company CEOs.
  • 14 Aug 2012 - Online
    Article in Asia Insurance Review
    "Insurers to be rocked by negative earthquake publicity". This was an article on my opinions on the public reaction to poor insurer response to Cant quake claims. Asia Insurance Review is Asia's premi
  • 13 Sep 2016 - Online, Newspaper
    Quoted in Dom-post & Stuff articles
    "Insurers backing down from sum-insured policies". I was quoted as an expert commentator on my opinions as to future changes relating to the possible reintroduction of replacement value house insuranc
  • 13 Jul 2015 - Online, Newspaper
    Stuff, Chch Press & Interest.co.nz
    "EQC reform proposals weak". My opinions on the govt's proposed changes to the EQC Act received coverage by Stuff, Chch Press & Interest.co.nz.
  • 13 Feb 2017 - Online
    'Insurance News' Article
    "Tower was teetering and had to be sold" - Article in Insurance News. I was quoted at length in a lead story on the proposed Fairfax takeover of Tower. Insurance News is Australia's leading insurance
  • 11 Nov 2014 - Online
    Goods Returns Article
    "Advisers out of their depths". I was quoted extensively as an expert responding to an opinion about the capability of financial advisers.
  • 10 Mar 2013 - Newspaper
    "Farmers should be able to insure against drought"
    NZ Herald. A quarter-page feature article about my comments about the need for weather-based insurance products as a hedge against droughts.
  • 10 Aug 2017 - Magazine, Online
    Good Returns Article
    My opinion as an insurance expert quoted in Good Returns magazine 'Sovereign for sale but who will buy'.
  • 09 Jun 2016 - Online
    Good Returns feature article
    Feature analyzing and critiquing a NZIER research report into the impact of sales commissions on the life insurance market. good Returns is NZ's premier financial adviser news outlet.
  • 09 Feb 2017 - Online
    Stuff article
    "Insurer Tower had to be sold to Canadians" - Lead article on my opinions on the Fairfax offer for Tower. This article was sourced based on my industry reputation.
  • 09 Feb 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald Article
    "Canadian firm targets Tower Insurance". I was quoted at length in an article about Fairfax's offer for Tower.
  • 09 Feb 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Article in leading HK financial news website.
    "Fairfax's acquisition would help Tower get out of quake claims trouble". This was an article based on my opinions on the offer by Fairfax to take over Tower. This was sourced based on the internation
  • 09 Apr 2011 - Newspaper, Online
    DomPost BusinessDay feature article
    "Insurer should have been prepared". Front page (Business) full page article based on my opinions relating to the collapse of AMI Insurance, the reasons for it, and whether AMI should have been better
  • 07 Nov 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Manawatu Standard and Stuff article
    "Smart-technology set to change the insurance industry". Full length articles on my views on the technological disruption of the insurance industry. This was created as by the reaction to my "Perfect
  • 05 Nov 2013 - Newspaper
    DominionPost
    "Doubts cast on KiwiAssure's Influence" - My comments on Labour's proposal to introduce a state-owned insurance company reported.
  • 05 Feb 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald article
    My opinions were quoted in an Herald article, "With Insurance, it pays to read the small print". This was both website and print. My views were sourced based on my industry reputation.
  • 04 Nov 2016 - Online
    Article in InsuranceBusiness
    "IBANZ urges members to wake up to academic's 'uncomfortable truth." Feature article on my "Perfect Storm" publication and the industry reaction to it. Insurance Business is NZ's premier Insurance new
  • 04 Nov 2016 - Online
    Article on NBR website
    "Technology could disrupt 80% of insurance jobs, academic predicts". Article on my views on the technological disruption on insurance, created as a reaction to my "Perfect Storm" publication.
  • 04 Nov 2016 - Radio
    Live interview on Afternoons, Radio NZ
    Live Interview on 'Afternoons', on Radio NZ. The was created as a reaction to my "Perfect Storm" publication.
  • 04 Jun 2013 - Other
    "Govt should regulate commissions - Naylor"
    Good Returns website - my views on insurance commission were the basis of a feature article on the main industry website.
  • 04 Aug 2017 - Magazine
    National Business Review opinion article
    Half page opinion article 'Preparing for the demise of non-electric vehicles'
  • 03 Oct 2016 - Online
    Article in Asia Insurance Review
    "Insurers returning to replacement-value cover" This was an article on my opinions relating to the likelihood of insurers reintroducing replacement-value insurance. Asia Insurance Review is Asia's pre
  • 03 May 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    InsuranceBusiness Article
    "Are brokers the key to solving underinsurance crisis?" My opinions on the importance of quality insurance advisers/ broker to business insurance were featured. InsuranceBusiness is NZ's premier Insu
  • 03 Dec 2015 - Newspaper, Community Service, Television, Radio, Online, Other
    TV 3 news and extensive world-wide media
    The launch of the Cant insurance claim research project was covered on TV3 6pm news, Chch Press, Radio NZ, NZ Herald, numerous radio stations, Stuff, Insurance News Aust, Insurancebusiness, and severa
  • 02 Oct 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald lead business story.
    "Can your social media posts make insurance more expensive?" This explored my opion on the impacty of electronic data gathering on insurance premiums. This was a lead story in the business section of
  • 02 Nov 2016 - Online
    Middle East Insurance Review
    Technology: "Perfect Storm to utterly disrupt insurance Sector" - Review of my first edition of "A Perfect Storm". This was a very positive review, encouraging readers to obtain the book. It was accom
  • 02 Nov 2016 - Radio
    Live Interview on Morning Report, RNZ
    Live Interview on Morning Report, RNZ on my views on ECQ reform as well as a background on issues.
  • 02 Mar 2013 - Newspaper, Online
    Quoted in article in NZ Herald
    "Insurance pitfalls for the unwary". My advice as an expert commentator on insurance was sought and quoted relating to the pitfalls to be wary of when buying house insurance.
  • 02 Jan 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Manawatu Standard/ Stuff article
    "Post-earthquake insurance freeze thaws in Manawatu". I was quoted at length in an article on the post-Kaikoura quake insurance freeze. I was sourced becuase of my industry reputation.
  • 01 Nov 2016 - Online
    Article in Automobile Industry news outlet
    "Car insurance industry to disappear by 2030"?' My opinions were covered by 'Car and SUV', which is a NZ car industry media outlet.
  • 01 Nov 2013 - Magazine
    Asset Magazine
    "Soft Incentives: Is it time to take a hard line?" - Detailed reporting of my comments on the use of sales incentives for insurance advisers.
  • 01 Mar 2017 - Magazine, Online
    Cover Story in CoverNote
    "Insurance, AI and Disruption". Cover opinion story on my Insurance Disruption research. This is the premier magazine for NZ insurance brokers.
  • 01 Jul 2013 - Magazine
    NZ Asset Magazine
    "Mike Naylor, Not Afraid to Take a Risk". This was a two-page feature article on myself in the main industry magazine. Thnis was recogniston of my position as one of the main media commentators in the
  • 01 Dec 2016 - Magazine, Online
    Asia Insurance Review
    Review of my 'Perfect Storm' book. This was very favorable. Asia Insurance Review is the premier Asian Insurance media group. The review was in the magazine and on the website
  • 01 Dec 2013 - Magazine
    Asset Magazine
    "The Code Rewritten" - A feature article in the main industry magazie on the code commitee chair and my views on the rewrite of the AFA code. This was a strong indication of my standing in the financ
  • 01 Aug 2017 - Online
    Featured in lead article on Aust insurance web.
    Featured in lead article on main Aust insurance website, InsuranceNews. Article titled 'Tower must find new backer or fold'
  • 01 Aug 2015 - Online, Magazine
    NZ Asset Magazine
    "Insurance Reform: Cosmetic or Practical?" An opinion piece and attached downable spreadsheet, on how to reform insurance sales commissions without reducing adviser income. Extensively discussed withi
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    I had a leading opinion piece in the NZ Herald business section on the advantages of NZ Farmers being able to obtain catastrophic insurance against drought.
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    I was interviewed and quoted by the Manawatu Evening Standard on the looming bankruptcy of the Local Authority Protection Program and regional councils' possible responses to this.
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    I was interviewed and quoted in a NZ Herald article about the introduction of capped house insurance sums. I was regarded by the journalist as the leading expert on the area.
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    Live interview as recognised insurance expert on AMI possible bankruptcy From: NewstalkZB
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    My opinions were featured in full-page leading article in business section on AMI possible bankruptcy. From: The DominionPost
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    My opinions were featured on Radio NZ midday rural news. I talked about the possibility of catastrophe insurance for farmers affected by drought.
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    My underinsurance research was covered in NZ Herald in half page article. I was also interviewed and quoted. This recognised the importance for NZ of our research.
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    Our underinsurance research was favourably cited in article 'DIY test to ensure you're covered' which was based on our research, in business page of Stuff, 13 Mar 2013
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    Two minute interview on leading radio news show -RadioNZ Morning Report on AMI Bailout. I was presented the leading academic expert and a recognised industry commentator on insurance.

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