ASIC defends “complex” Commonwealth probe

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) deputy chairman Peter Kell has defended the regulator’s actions in assessing illegal activity and conflicts of interest within Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFPL). With the watchdog facing a Senate inquiry over it’s handling of the high-profile investigation, Kell said ASIC welcomed the opportunity to explain “what we do, what we […]

AMP: raise quality of advisers

Financial advisers have little hope of becoming fully fledged professionals while rogue advisers are allowed to jump between dealer groups with impunity. AMP Financial Planning managing director Michael Guggenheimer believes the problem is ongoing and that it is time for dealer group heads to take action. “I would welcome a conversation among licensee heads… about […]