Advice

The ‘typical’ financial planner – now and then

The FPA’s Dante De Gori used a media event in Melbourne to reveal consolidated data on what the average financial adviser looks like today, as well as what they might look like in 2030.
Industry

Viridian’s expansion – by the numbers

Viridian CEO Glenn Calder addresses scale, incentives and rumours he’s dressing the business up for sale in a sit down interview with Professional Planner.
Regulation

‘Frightfully clever in that manipulative, sly, horrible way’

James Gibbs' deception is laid bare by his exploited clients and the ASIC investigator responsible for leading the case against the rogue adviser.
Industry

Count Financial valued at $40m as Rowe prepares for shareholder vote

Analysts – and a 50 per cent share price spike – indicate the $2.5 million purchase is a savvy one for CountPlus, but the real test will come when the CEO pitches the deal to shareholders.
Top Comments

“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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Industry

Sentry and Matrix win top ‘licensee of the year’ awards

Licensee of the year awards were presented by researcher CoreData at a low-key presentation ceremony in Sydney’s CBD in front of a handful of industry peers.
Industry

Hub24’s Alcock on ‘next iteration’ of advice

Managed portfolios and separately managed accounts are among the structures more advisers are exploring as they increasingly group together and share services.
Industry

Advisers say CRMs are getting better

A recent advice-tech report from Netwealth reveals advisers are ten per cent more satisfied with their CRM tools than they were last year, continuing the upward trend.
Investment
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Investment

Modern slavery campaigners turn to financial services

Institutional investors are increasingly worried about investing in businesses that exploit slave work forces through their supply chains.
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.
Investment

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”.
Education
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Education

Advisers tracking at ’60 to 70pc’ on practice exam: Kaplan

The education provider says advisers are doing better at multiple choice than written response questions in its practice exam, which was gifted to the industry by BT.
Education

The face of FASEA’s next generation

Meet Harry, a 24-year old working his way up to be an adviser in FASEA’s new world. At the halfway point in his professional year, he acknowledges that experience is everything.
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.
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