Education

Ethics code tightens screws on SoAs

Unnecessarily long or complex SoAs are highlighted in the second iteration of the Code of Ethics, which could increase the compliance burden and ultimately invite class actions.
Education

FASEA recasts conflicts rules with new guidance

A focus on integration, dispensation for ‘ancillary products’ and a reference to the ‘duly remunerated employee’ mark standard three in the second iteration of FASEA’s controversial ethics code.
Regulation

ASIC’s Shipton flags 2020 advice gap project

The ASIC Chair was commenting on the ‘seismic shifts’ in advice when he mentioned an upcoming study into the widening gap between supply and demand for financial advice.
On Practice

Get clear on the problem you’re trying to solve

Advisers who want to differentiate themselves in the eyes of clients and grow their practices need to get clear about the problem they're trying to solve because the easy pickings have now gone, David Haintz writes.
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Industry

Prepare for ASIC to focus on small end of town

ASIC has spent a lot of its time since the Hayne royal commission trawling over client files and assessing advice processes at the big end of town, but that doesn’t mean its gaze won’t shift to medium and smaller licensees.
Industry

The secret world of advice peer groups

A spectrum of support bodies including The Alpha Group, BFP and XY Adviser are gaining prominence, and importance, as planners clamour for business efficiencies and a sense of kinship.
Industry

Death of the industry fund?

Former Mine Super CIO David Bell says industry funds have a unique opportunity to showcase the value of industry-specific engagement and product features. But beyond insurance arrangements, how much tailored product design exists?
Investment
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Investment

Aussie investors now expect 10.9 pc

The retreat of advisers from the market is a real concern given that local investors expect over ten per cent returns in a challenging market, according to asset manager Schroders.
Investment

Aussie economy to ‘bumble along’: Blackrock

The director of Blackrock’s fixed income division isn't concerned about a recession in Australia, but says there are other things to be conscious of including unemployment and trade.
Investment

UniSuper, Sunsuper see higher equity markets

Two of Australia's largest superannuation funds expect markets to climb a wall of worry, extending a 'record-breaking' bull market.
Education
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Education

Big December: FASEA prepares for largest exam turnout

Advisers ranging in age and experience will sit FASEA's adviser exam in December, including Park Street Group's co-founder James Dakin, who will not take the experience lightly despite his existing qualifications.
Education

Advisers expect $140k, but salary not important

New research is being conducted into why people choose financial advice as a career, with the results contributing towards efforts to recruit the next generation of planners.
Education

Advice needs ‘500 to 600’ grads per year

Steering the next generation of university alumni towards financial planning will involve more than the traditional jobsite ‘volume play’, says Alisdair Barr, founder of HR tech platform Striver.
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