Regulation

ASIC announces 3-year code monitoring hiatus

The extended exemption from compliance scheme membership could indicate either an anticipated delay in the new body’s formation or a grace period for advisers.
Industry

NAB underestimated MLC separation

Spinning off NAB's wealth arm was "simply not possible" within the time frame the bank originally laid out, Phil Chronican revealed to the house of reps standing economic committee.
Education

FASEA faces heat at Sydney consultations

The authority’s CEO and board members have had a challenging week debating conflicts, referrals and remuneration with a slew of fired-up industry representatives.
Superannuation

ASFA boss defends super against ‘contagious false narrative’

ASFA boss Martin Fahy has hit out against critics of Australia’s superannuation system, warning that it is currently in the grip of a contagious false narrative which risks undermining retirement outcomes.
Top Comments

“Technical knowledge and strategies are naturally important, but they are also a given. We do our best work when we can help our clients make meaningful change...”

Julia Schortinghuis

Where advisers really add value

9 July 2019

“I am happy to listen to arguments like this but our industry has got into trouble when the view becomes the reason behind another shift in policy...”

Graham Taylor

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

24 June 2019

“Fees will have to increase as commissions are removed. Some businesses will close, staff will lose their jobs and most importantly, clients will no longer have an adviser...”

Martin Watson

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

24 June 2019

Industry
View all
Industry

NewCo headed for abandonment

CBA's wealth management spin-off is on life support after it was announced the man charged with leading the new venture, Jason Yetton, would leave the business in January without a replacement.
Industry

Self-built CRMs put providers on notice

API technology is giving advice firms the ability to build and scale their own client management tools and hold other providers accountable, according to Lifewealth CEO Jason Harwood.
Industry

Surging HNW segment, meet shrinking advice pool

There are now almost 500,000 Australians with over $1 million to invest according to Investment Trends, and their preference is shifting from brokers and bankers to holistic advisers.
Investment
View all
Investment

Allan Gray doubles down after rough patch

The contrarian investor admits it has had a "difficult year", but it has no intention of giving up the search for value and will ride out the “money bubble”.
Investment

Advice firm flips script on fundies

Queensland-based Elston started out as an advice business, grew into managed accounts and has recently launched its own unitised fund at a time when traditional funds managers are going in the other direction.
Investment

QE but not as you know it

The RBA’s intent to use quantitative easing is clear, says JP Morgan’s Kerry Craig, but it will likely take the shape of something much more unconventional that simple bond buying.
Education
View all
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.
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.
Attend a Professional Planner Event
December 4, 2019

Researcher Forum

SUITABLE FOR: Heads of dealer group and licensee research businesses, senior executives of independent research firms, and senior professionals involved in researching investment products for inclusion in model portfolios and implemented consulting.

The forum focuses on issues related to the generation and delivery of research and research-related materials to clients.

March 31, 2020

Retirement Conference

SUITABLE FOR: Chief executives, chief investment officers and heads of product and personnel working in member services and advice of Superannuation funds

 

June 1, 2020 - June 2, 2020

Licensee Summit

SUITABLE FOR: Licensee and dealer group heads.
The annual Licensee Summit is recognised as the key event for the leaders of financial planning dealer groups and licensees to meet and engage with peers and colleagues to discuss the issues that underpin great businesses and the delivery of great advice.
Sponsored Content
View all

Sponsored content