Walk to professionalism gains speed

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The financial planning sector in Australia is moving rapidly towards becoming a profession in a process that is now irreversible. This is the view of Australian Securities and Investments Commission…

AMP: raise quality of advisers

Monday, 3 June 2013
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…

First 12 months of FoFA crucial: Securitor

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Ensuring that the best financial planning practices not only survive the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms but thrive in the new environment and enjoy long-term stability is a key…

Risk specialist with affinity for big and small

Tuesday, 14 May 2013
The industry trend towards specialisation and an open approved products list (APL) are attracting risk specialists to new kid on the block Affinia, with 30 advisers signing up in the…

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