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Report 515 shows disconnect between licensee rhetoric, action

On page 15 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Report 515, there appear five paragraphs that should anger every financial planner. Simon Hoyle writes.

The $1.6 million questions: more taxing dilemmas from pension cap

Clients affected by the pension limit will have the option of investing the excess personally or partially commuting the pension and rolling it back into accumulation phase.

ASIC guidance on handling advisers not just for big end of town

A leading compliance expert says even small financial planning licensees should pay close attention to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s report into how large institutions oversee their advice networks. Simon Hoyle reports.

Planner's advice to industry: get comfortable with change

From regulatory shifts to general uncertainty, Robert Reid says the financial planners who are in it for the long term need to be able to roll with the punches. Johanna Roberts writes.

Futuro chairman Bashford knows people come before numbers

Nearly four decades in financial services have taught Futuro chairman Dennis Bashford to value the needs, wants and opinions of clients and staff above figures and products. Simon Hoyle writes.

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