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ABOUT HALO ADVISERS LTD

Taking care of our clients and their families is the very basic principal of Halo Advisers Ltd. We are committed to understanding the unique needs and circumstances of every individual client to ensure we have tailor made insurance solutions.
With a wealth of experience from both sides of the industry ie having worked with insurance providers and also worked as independent advisors with no bias to any insurance company, our team of advisors at Halo Advisers Ltd. work together to deliver on our core values – to protect you and your family in our Halo; offering you advice that is fit for purpose.

ADVISOR SHAKEEL LAL

I started in the insurance industry at the age of 18. Although I completed studies in Architecture with a Diploma, I somehow fell into this industry and I became very passionate about Insurance and educating people on why it is important to have the right type of insurance cover having being through personal experiences myself. I have over 14 years experience working with insurance providers, such as ING Life, OnePath and Partners Life was my last employer. During this time I worked in many departments of insurance companies starting from entry role doing data entry, Key Account Manager, Team Manager and my last role was a Business Development Manager for the Auckland region. I have gained knowledge of most internal departments and processes from New business, Underwriting, Claims, Sales & Marketing and compliance which enables me to help with queries from clients and ensure they get the right information. I was also truly fortunate to have been Awarded Employee of the Year in 2013 by Partners Life. I was furthermore nominated by Partners Life for ANZIIF (Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance) Young Insurance Professional of the Year (2015). During my 14-year tenure I have worked with over hundreds of Advisors in the industry to help with their training, accreditation, development and business growth strategies and the same time, learnt from them, their talents and their passion for the industry.

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Passionate About Insurance
Although completed studies in Architecture with a Diploma, passionate about Insurance and educating people on why it is important to have the right type of insurance cover.
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Over 14 Years Experience
Over 14 years experience working with providers, such as ING Life, OnePath and Partners Life was last employer.
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Awarded Employee of the Year
Awarded Employee of the Year in 2013 by Partners Life. Nominated by Partners Life for ANZIIF (Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance) Young Insurance Professional of the Year (2015).

ABOUT APRIL GEM LTD

April Gem Ltd is pleased to join and work with Halo Adviser Services as part of the succession plan of their business. Both businesses have similar values and beliefs when in comes to providing service and looking after our clients.
Both Edvin & myself (Net Butiu); we are a dedicated husband and wife team and we started our insurance business in March 2009 by forming an insurance brokering company which provides personal insurances specifically tailored to the client’s needs and preferences.

We are serving and providing insurances for around 350 families and we are known to closely work with clients being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I (Net) used to work at National Bank as Customer Service Officer for 3 years before I became an Insurance Advisor in 2009.My last position held in the Philippines was a Financial Analyst in a Government Agency. I also completed the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5 in 2020 – Core Knowledge Strand and Life & Health Strand.

Edvin worked as an Engineer in the Phillipines for 18 years before coming to New Zealand in 2005.

He has also completed the following modules in Life Insurance advice, Personal Risk Management and Health Insurance in 2010.

Meet The Expert Team

EDVIN BUTIU

DIRECTOR

CRISANTA BUTIU

DIRECTOR