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Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Once an industry saviour, still its friend

As SMSF Association chief executive, Andrea Slattery helped the sector survive and grow into a thriving industry. She advocates for it even as she departs. Simon Hoyle writes.

SMSFA conference puts focus on trust and technicalities

The SMSF Association National Conference 2017 covered technical strategy and keeping clients’ confidence. Max Newnham writes that he’s just getting started sharing what he learned.

Don’t leave! Stop clients from walking, or at least learn trying

Planners must know how to respond when clients want to opt out of the relationship. If you can't convince them to stay, you can learn from their departure. Alexandra Cain writes.

The gravest dangers yet for SMSFs lie ahead

The sector has been counted out before and survived but the risks of harm and scandal the ageing of the SMSF trustee cohort poses may be the biggest test yet. Robert M.C. Brown writes.

Advisers look for more business development help from FPA

FPA chief Dante De Gori says survey shows members are largely happy with services from the association but acknowledges there are areas for improvement. Alexandra Cain writes.

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