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Default pensions 'very logical' solution: Brogden
By James Fernyhough  |  In Superannuation
12:10 pm
Today

Unmet SMSF advice needs a boon for advisers
By Alice Uribe  |  In Financial Planning
11:45 am
Today
More than 286,000 self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have unmet advice needs, representing a huge opportunity for financial advisers, according to new research from Investment Trends. Read more

Tax retirement earnings at flat 15%, says consultant
By James Fernyhough  |  In SMSF
12:25 pm
Today
A flat 15% tax on post-retirement investment earnings would solve the problem of lost tax revenue through self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), according to Andrew Baker, managing partner at Tria ... Read more

Market Wrap PM
By AAP  |  In Economics
12:30 pm
Today
The Australian share market is slightly lower, as investors digest the impact of Argentina's debt default and US and European Union sanctions against Russia. Read more

Dying in social media: adviser's next big nightmare
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
12:25 pm
Today
Clients' presence on several social media platforms, with multiple accounts and passwords, is set to become a nightmare for financial advisers specialising in estate planning, as they will be forced to ... Read more

Better use of client information essential to adviser success
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
12:30 pm
Today
Financial advisers have more information about their clients than almost any other industry and they should be using it to improve their service, netwealth executive director Matt Heine said. Read more

ASIC to renew focus on misleading advertising
By Laura Millan  |  In Regulatory
12:25 pm
Today
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has listed advertising of financial products as one of the current and future areas of focus in its latest enforcement report. Read more

PineBridge launches DAA fund
By Staff writer  |  In Investment
11:45 am
Today
A leading Australian public sector state fund has seeded the PineBridge Global Dynamic Absolute Return Fund. Read more

'As expected' changing expectations
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics
9:20 am
Today
This tells me that the Fed has already hit one of its dual mandates - maximum employment and price stability - and therefore, expectations for when the Fed first starts raising rates might be being brought ... Read more

Market Wrap AM
By AAP  |  In Economics
9:10 am
Today
The Australian market looks set to open flat following a mixed performance on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero and surprisingly strong second-quarter US economic growth ... Read more

New PJC inquiry will "close the loop" on consumer protection
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
1:00 pm
Yesterday
A new parliamentary inquiry to lift professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry will help close the loop on the consumer protection mechanism, Financial Planning Association ... Read more

Licensee under ASIC scrutiny after employing AAA advisers
By Laura Millan  |  In Financial Planning
1:00 pm
Yesterday
An Adelaide-based licensee has entered into an enforceable undertaking (EU) with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) after it employed a number of former representatives of AAA ... Read more

Market Wrap
By AAP  |  In Economics
1:00 pm
Yesterday
The Australian share market is higher with resource stocks the early gainers. Read more
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Christopher Page
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It needs to be said, most advisers are great advisers
Emotions are running high among financial advisers and it's not surprising. Over the past year, but especially over the last few weeks ...read more
 
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Reflation, rotation and the taper
'Tis being my final type (drivel, to some gentle readers) for the year, we'll take a look back at the 2013 that was to seek the lessons ... read more
 
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What do you call a leader with no followers? Just someone out taking a walk. Financial services is an odd industry sector in that ... read more
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