A new platform from Wealth Within targeting accountants and planners, and including SMSF property gearing functionality, has seen conditional agreements formed with close to 2,000 advisers.
The Global One platform has been in development for several years and is based on adviser feedback, with around 1,800 planner principal agreements already formed and roughly 4,000 SMSF accountants also targeted, the group stated at yesterday’s launch.
The platform can hold off-market assets such as direct property and SMSF collectables in a client’s portfolio, and allows for SMSF gearing by acting as the bare trust for the fund, as well as offering SMSF compliance services.
The overall cost for access to the platform is $27.50 per month plus 10.25 basis points (an administration fee of 0.1025 per cent of funds).
The platform features Lonsec model portfolios, offered at a cost of five basis points, and can also cater to portfolio construction at the adviser and dealer group level.
“This is not a ‘me too’ investment platform, it’s a significant advancement in the evolution of platforms as we know them today, and in platform capabilities,” said Wealth Within managing director Denis Celata.
Wealth Within executive director Lea Zerbes the platform allows advisers to transact in all asset classes, including exchange traded products and all ASX listed assets, and also has the ability to value legacy and non-custody assets. It is product neutral and can transact in “all asset classes,” she added.
She said the platform will also create efficiencies and reduce costs and data leakage.
The professional body for the stockbroking and financial advice industry has called on the government to “urgently” review the ASIC levy model. ...
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has confirmed the appointment of a new chief executive. ...
FPA chief executive Dante De Gori has announced he will step down from his role at the end of 2021. ...