Newspaper icon
The latest issue of Financial Standard now available as an e-newspaper
READ NOW

Search Results

Showing 21 - 30 of 100+ results for Laura Millan

The GFC is still among us: Varoufakis

LAURA MILLAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 DEC 2015
Greece's former Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, spoke recently in Sydney and argued that economic unrest in China is a sign that "the GFC is still with us." Speaking at a Macquarie Graduate School of Management event in Sydney, Varoufakis said that ...

Australians more reluctant to seek professional advice

LAURA MILLAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 DEC 2015
A global survey shows that Australians are twice as likely to turn to family and friends for financial information as they are to seek advice from a professional. The survey was conducted by global research firm GfK on behalf of the Financial Planning ...

Bombora appoints chairman

LAURA MILLAN  |  TUESDAY, 1 DEC 2015
Risk advice dealer group Bombora has appointed a chairman as it prepares to address challenges that facing the sector. Kevin Martin will take over the role in January. He is currently the managing director of consulting company Alto Nominees, the executive ...

HNW advice group faces licence conditions

LAURA MILLAN  |  TUESDAY, 1 DEC 2015
A financial planning dealer group focusing on high net worth investors is facing having conditions placed on its licence by ASIC following serious breach incidents. Morgans Financial representatives were monitored by ASIC, which identified "a number ...

FPA, AFA should merge to keep advice strong

LAURA MILLAN  |  MONDAY, 30 NOV 2015
An advice business broker and industry commentator has asked the two peak associations representing financial advisers to set aside differences and merge into a single body. Connect Financial Service Brokers chief executive Paul Tynan asked for the ...

Spring FG to expand across Australia

LAURA MILLAN  |  MONDAY, 30 NOV 2015
Spring Financial Group is planning to expand its adviser network across Australia and has set a goal of 80 to 100 franchises in the next five to eight years. An announcement made public shortly after the company's first annual general meeting, following ...

FoFA end marks start of new advice era

LAURA MILLAN  |  MONDAY, 30 NOV 2015
The passing of the last amendments to the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) legislation puts the controversial bill to bed and marks the start of a new age for financial advisers. Years of policy tinkering and regulatory uncertainty ended last week ...

Fiducian updates planner software

LAURA MILLAN  |  FRIDAY, 27 NOV 2015
Fiducian has updated its software so advisers can track the progress of their client transactions, as well as correspond with them online. The new features include an expansion of the planner's dashboard for more visibility over client accounts. "This ...

Aged care, gold opportunity for advisers

LAURA MILLAN  |  FRIDAY, 27 NOV 2015
More than half of the people who need to deal with aged care management find it either "somewhat" or "very difficult," an attitude that creates a gold opportunity for advisers to help their clients. The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia ...

ASFA reshuffles board

LAURA MILLAN  |  FRIDAY, 27 NOV 2015
Towers Watson and Colonial First State executives have been appointed to the board of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). Towers Watson managing director Andrew Boal has been appointed as a service provider representative and ...