Letters to the editor
January 2019
Editorial
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Editorial

Financial advice in the year 2024

We’re not predicting flying cars and robots, but there will be new expectations for financial advice standards. Professional Planner editor Matthew Smith writes. 
Analysis
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Analysis

Rampant speculation fuelling anxiety over education

Degree or diploma-qualified advisers are understandably worried about what incoming standards mean for them. But spreading rumours and threats are not the way to quell such fears.
Analysis

Education and experience aren’t mutually exclusive

The sizeable backlash against the incoming academic requirements for professional financial advisers misses a major point.
Analysis

A royal imperative to find the flaws

Planners appear to have little interest in Commissioner Ken Hayne’s inquiry, but they should be concerned when it starts digging into consumers’ poor outcomes.
Contributors
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Tahn Sharpe is a Sydney-based financial services journalist with a background in financial planning. He writes on advice, superannuation, investment, banking and insurance issues, is a certified SMSF Adviser and holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning.
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Smith is the editor of Professional Planner’s print and digital platforms. He is an experienced financial journalist, editor and multimedia producer who has held senior editorial positions both in mainstream press and trade media.
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