Robert MC Brown AM is a chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in taxation, superannuation and financial planning. He is independent chairman of the ADF Financial Services Council, and a member of the government’s Financial Literacy Board.
Many factors have added to the set of circumstances the advice industry finds itself in – whipped by a royal commission and on the cusp of a fresh round of rules, regulations and reviews. Among these factors, a poor leadership stands out as its biggest misstep.
Robert MC BrownAugust 21, 2019
The financial services industry is starting to work out exactly what the FASEA mandatory Code of Ethics means and many won't like it, including those who think they're addressing their conflicts by charging asset-based fees.
Robert MC BrownJune 24, 2019
It’s eminently reasonable to require qualified professional accountants who offer financial planning services to undertake additional training in ethics and other relevant studies. Submissions to the contrary highlight just how much the profession is missing the point.
Robert MC BrownJanuary 24, 2019
The answer to genuine and permanent reform in the financial planning industry is the removal of every type of conflicted remuneration, product incentive and target.
Robert MC BrownSeptember 12, 2018