JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 20 FEB 2017   12:56PM
ASIC will undertake a major project focused on the advice provided to self-managed super fund clients, particularly around the establishment of SMSFs, as the regulator continues its work to lift the standard of financial advice in Australia.
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RG 97 to lift fees 50 bps
ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 16 FEB 2017   12:36PM
Revisions to superannuation and investment product fee estimation methodology as a result of RG 97 is expected to significantly lift average fee metrics, according to an industry survey.
Fintech investment needs balance: APRA
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 FEB 2017   12:36PM
The financial services sector should not be tempted by "shiny new [fintech] toys", and must continue to invest in maintenance of their core technology, says APRA chairman Wayne Byres.
FPA expels and fines dishonest member
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 FEB 2017   12:28PM
The Financial Planning Association Conduct Review Commission Disciplinary Panel has expelled financial adviser Darren Tindall and issued a fine of $16,000.
APRA urges banks to raise capital
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  MONDAY, 13 FEB 2017   12:53PM
Capital standards should be set so that the capital ratios of deposit takers are unquestionably strong, according to ARPA chairman Wayne Byres.
Landmark advice reforms pass Senate
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  FRIDAY, 10 FEB 2017   12:35PM
The wealth management industry was overwhelming in its support of the Senate passing two significant reforms aimed at strengthening consumer confidence in the financial planning and life insurance sectors.
Custodians turn attention to CIVs and MITs
DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 9 FEB 2017   12:42PM
The Australian Custodial Services Association will focus its attention around improving the local funds management sector to increase its global competitiveness in 2017.
House passes professional standards bill
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 FEB 2017   12:07PM
Federal laws which will affect the future of the financial planning industry passed the House of Representatives last night.
NAB aiding RG97 compliance
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 7 FEB 2017   11:58AM
NAB Asset Servicing launched its RG97 Reporting Suite to clients, providing investors and members with heightened transparency on fees and costs.
ASIC targets NAB super after compliance breakdown
ALEX BURKE  |  THURSDAY, 2 FEB 2017   12:36PM
The trustee of Australia's largest retail super fund, the MLC Super Fund, will appoint an independent expert to review compliance breaches following an ASIC investigation.
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