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MLC Wealth’s Geoff Lloyd steps out from the shadows 

In his first sit-down interview since taking the top job at MLC Wealth, former Perpetual CEO Geoff Lloyd describes his vision for what will be the benchmark post-royal commission bank wealth spinoff. 
Investment

Where risk lives in the local market

WAAAX stocks – Wisetech, Afterpay, Altium, Appen and Xero – have attracted capital rapidly and could present the most risk to unwitting investors.
Technology

Upgrading software alone a path to failure: CCUBE

The CEO of an advice technology provider says there is no point implementing a new system if you’re going to pair it with the same old thinking.
Remuneration

FASEA’s Code of Ethics should kill percentage-based fees 

The financial services industry is starting to work out exactly what the FASEA mandatory Code of Ethics means and many won't like it, including those who think they're addressing their conflicts by charging asset-based fees.
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“The industry needs a “practical, common sense policy and legislation” lens however, it doesn’t seem to go so well in the political world...”

Kym Bailey

Political outsider named new financial services minister

27 May 2019

“Insurance commission has funded much more than insurance advice. It has allowed advisers to service their clients demands...”

Jossel Ginsburg

Synchron head flew to UK to uncover real commissions story

23 May 2019

“This is not an exam of product knowledge. It will be the application of an adviser in situations where conflict can occur...”

Greg Sierocinski

Advisers ‘unprepared’ for FASEA aged care questions

21 May 2019

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Oreana leads licensee-as-investor model

Licensees have the best vantage point to assess whether an advice firm is suitable for equity investment, according to the general manager of Oreana Financial Services.
Industry

M&A spree continues with Fiducian’s MyState buy

The purchase is part of a recent run of acquisitions by firms taking advantage of a surging buyers’ market and betting on the profitability of advice.
Industry

AFA/FPA confirm alliance, join life insurance movement

The FPA and AFA’s new taskforce, an extension of an alliance the two representative bodies confirmed in May, adds weight to the life insurance industry's ‘single voice’ movement. 
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Lack of bond bears speaks volumes on rates

PIMCO’s Robert Mead hasn’t seen such a dearth of bond contrarians in a quarter century as a bond manager, a phenomenon he describes as “quite disconcerting”.
Investment

Fear and loathing in emerging markets

Many emerging markets still promise sizeable returns for asset owners because of the favourable demographics, says Mark Burgess, chair of HESTA's investment committee.
Investment

Funds must take slavery out of supply chains

The introduction of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act is a giant step forward because it has thrown labour abuse sharply into focus for both consumers and super fund members, says Christian Super chief, Ross Piper.
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Education

Code monitoring a ‘good thing’: FPA

The FPA’s CEO lauded the proposed code monitoring arrangement for its ability to bring all advisers under the same ethical standard. ‘No one gets to choose not to be involved’, he said.
Education

Code of Ethics ‘impossible to manage’: AFA

The AFA’s policy head, Phil Anderson, highlighted several problems with FASEA’s Code of Ethics including its blanket restriction on conflicts and lack of scope for scaled advice.
Education

600 advisers registered to make history in first FASEA exam

A group of retired advisers will do a test run of FASEA’s new exam to check it’s fair before 600 advisers become the first to complete the gateway qualification this month.
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