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Superannuation objective: Australians want retirement income

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 27 JAN 2023
... superannuation wording to be specific to achieving a certain standard of living in retirement. FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said Australians share a strong belief that the superannuation system should be designed with a singular focus on their retirement. ...

Millions of retirees will benefit from QAR

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  TUESDAY, 29 NOV 2022
... engage members through tools and guidance deterred by the current regulatory framework, it said. FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said despite the benefits of compulsory superannuation, if advice policy settings are left unchanged only a third of retirees ...

Investment teams 27% female: FSC

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 22 NOV 2022
... finding from a survey of 20 of the FSC's fund manager members; it's an increase of 2% on last year. FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said the industry knows there's more work to be done in the space, with 95% of those surveyed saying they're tracking ...

FSC adds to Life Insurance Code of Practice

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 25 OCT 2022
... maintaining the moratorium indefinitely for those consumers. Commenting on the updated Life Code, FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said that the FSC is committed to improving consumer outcomes across the life insurance industry, especially for vulnerable ...

QAR could see 12% increase in insured Aussies

CHLOE WALKER  |  THURSDAY, 20 OCT 2022
... take at least 10 years to address the underinsurance gap, it said. In response to the research, FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said that the government has a rare opportunity to deliver affordable and accessible advice to consumers as an outcome of ...

Piecemeal super taxes won't fix budget deficit: FSC

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 14 OCT 2022
... which would in turn place increased reliance on government-funded age and health care costs." FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said: "Piecemeal superannuation taxes would raise only $8.5 billion in the context of a government that collects over $560 ...

CSLR legislation tabled, advice sector responds

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 9 SEP 2022
... The Financial Services Council (FSC) also welcomed the introduction of legislation for a CSLR. FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said: "The government is right to take a cautious and prudent approach to the final design of the proposed compensation scheme ...

A sensible roadmap: Industry responds to QAR paper

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 29 AUG 2022
... suggested scrapping 'general advice' altogether. Welcoming the paper, Financial Services Council chief executive Blake Briggs said: "The consultation paper outlines a sensible roadmap for delivering affordable and accessible financial advice ...

FSC guidance looks to eliminate greenwashing

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 2022
... investment products and transparency of climate risk disclosures. On the guidance's creation, FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said: "The Australian funds management industry takes the challenge of climate change seriously, along with its role in ...

FSC analyses super, advice developments

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 1 AUG 2022
... iterative process involving a large degree of consultation with superannuation funds." Super aside, FSC chief executive Blake Briggs said the peak body had also been focused on the ongoing Quality of Advice Review. In a statement, the FSC statement said ...