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.
Instead of slipping into a reactionary mindset, advisers should use this crisis to reset the kind of industry they want to be part of. Robert MC Brown uses his experience with the Australian Defence Force to put forward an approach that could benefit the greater good.
Robert MC BrownApril 14, 2020
Any plans to lobby government and FASEA to amend its plain words or to dilute its principles or interpretation should be dropped; it is simply not in the interests of the new profession, Robert MC Brown reckons.
Robert MC BrownDecember 11, 2019
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