Remember that thing called the Code of Ethics?

The industry must be fully on board with the clear intentions of the code. Instead of complaining about its 'uncertainties', practitioners should recognise that it is deliberately not a technically prescriptive compliance-style laundry list, Robert MC Brown writes.

Time to think big about our advice future

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.

The advice industry’s leadership deficit

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.