The regulator denied using current regulatory standards for advice lookback reviews that involved older cases with different benchmarks. This comes as ASIC mulls abandoning the 7-year review period altogether.
Looking back through the Professional Planner archives, it's striking to note how many of the same themes present themselves; the quest for professionalism, fee models and the compliance burden were issues as vexing then as they remain today.
As always, the success of our events has been due to not only the hard work and talent of our events team, but the willingness of our delegates, speakers and sponsors to get involved and make a positive contribution.
The Professional Planner editorial team has ranked its top five podcasts for the year featuring unique views and candid insights from people with deep knowledge and experience in their specialisations.
There were some surprises in our most read list this year, and some stories that panned out exactly as we thought they would. As always, most of the stories that mattered for our audience were the ones that affected the way advisers go about their business.
Unprecedented quickly became the description de jure for what was happening all around between March and May this year as superannuation was drawn on, funds were tested and central banks through everything including the kitchen sink at the problem - Professional Planner reflects on the year that was.