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AFCA finds more Dixon Advisory victims

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2024
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) added 544 more Dixon Advisory-specific victims to total 2492 complaints at the end of April, which will further exacerbate the costs and levy financial advisers must pay. The Financial Advice Association ...

The unintended consequences of the four-day work week

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2024
While a minority of organisations have embraced it, the four-day work week potentially has unintended consequences that are inflationary, reduce productivity, and can lead to employee burnout. This is according to some experts who recently spoke at ...

Advisers must unite for major reforms: SIAA

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2024
Financial advisers will need to band together to successfully get through another of period of reforms that will ultimately make advice accessible and affordable, this year's Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association (SIAA) Conference will ...

Litigation funder disputes AMP BOLR settlement

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 2024
The litigation funder of the AMP Buyer of Last Resort (BOLR) class action is negotiating its cut of the settlement money and could take home as much as $43 million. A notice of proposed settlement from the Federal Court shows the funder, Augusta Pool ...

Platinum's FUM dips below $14bn

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 2024
Platinum Investment Management's funds under management took a $1.65 billion hit to finish at $13.5 billion at the end of April. Most of the outflows came from an unnamed institutional investor walking away and product rationalisation initiatives ...

REI Super updates Conservative option

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 2024
REI Super is rejigging its Conservative investment option and will change the name to "Growth Plus". The change will take effective from June 30, the super fund said, noting that from a risk and return perspective the option is similar to the Bonds ...

ASIC clamps down on advisers, trustees cold calling

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2024
Financial advisers, licensees, and superannuation trustees are facing the ire of ASIC after an investigation found they are profiting from boiler room tactics that convince members to switch funds. An overwhelming number of members are goaded into leaving ...

FSC launches digital advice group

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2024
The Financial Services Council (FSC) continues to expand into financial advice by taking on a digital advice association that flagged its formation one year ago. The Digital Advice Expert Group is now part of the FSC, founded by moneyGPS chief executive ...

Performance test needs better metrics, durability

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 6 MAY 2024
The superannuation performance test has several shortcomings that must be addressed in Treasury's latest round of consultation so it is fair and sustainable, the Actuaries Institute Summit heard. Mercer associate Kieran Chu said while the Your Future ...

Count renews Iress contract

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 6 MAY 2024
Count has renewed its contract with Iress to continue to provide software to its 550 financial adviser network. Count's financial advisers will continue to use Iress' Xplan, saying that it wanted to partner with the right provider to support ...