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Wealth management holders unlikely to seek advice
Only 16.8 per cent of wealth management holders (of superannuation and managed funds) bought their fund from a professional adviser, according to a neRead more
Liberal Party has done ‘almost nothing’ for advisers
As Australia heads towards another federal election, the chairman of a non-bank dealer group has hit out out at the Liberal Party’s treatment of smaRead more
Better advice complaints resolution needed, says ASIC
The corporate regulator has released research highlighting the need for better internal dispute resolution procedures across financial advice. Read more
Freedom halts selling of life insurance
Direct insurer Freedom Insurance has halted of the sale of new life insurance products several months after the Hayne commission heard it was selling Read more
CIPRs need to account for future mortality rates, study finds
Allowance needs to be made for future improvements in mortality rates when it comes to pricing comprehensive income products for retirement, accordingRead more
Only 12% of advice practices have exit plans
Of the 5,500 financial planning businesses in this country, only 12 per cent have proper succession plans, according to Forte Asset Solutions. Read more
New ASIC deputy chair announced
The government has appointed Karen Chester as the new full-time deputy chair of the corporate regulator. Write comment (4 Comments) Read more
FASEA disadvantages women and older advisers, says licensee
The continuing professional development standard put forward by FASEA will make life difficult for part-timers, of which many are women and older adviRead more
AFCA sees 47% rise in complaints
The newly-established complaints body received more than 6,500 complaints in its first month, a spike of over 47 per cent compared with its three preRead more
ASIC makes unique AFSL decision on foreign adviser
The corporate regulator has granted relief to an overseas adviser from holding an AFSL in order for them to continue advising two clients who had reloRead more
Growth companies fund added to Macquarie Wrap
An equities fund manager has had its growth companies fund added to the Macquarie Wrap platform in response to adviser demand. Write comment Read more
Midwinter brings on super fund with advice arm
Advice software firm Midwinter has announced a new partnership with a super fund that recently launched and rebranded its financial planning business.Read more
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