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Former adviser banned after super theft

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
A former financial adviser that was sentenced to six years' prison in May has now been permanently banned by ASIC. Ross Andrew Hopkins was permanently banned after being convicted of 15 dishonesty offences and misappropriating close to $3 million in ...

ASIC prepares advisers for DDO

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
ASIC is urging financial advisers to be well prepared for the new Design and Distribution Obligations regime, warning that there should be no surprises when it kicks into gear on October 5. The corporate regulator said it will take a "reasonable approach" ...

Metrics hires three senior leads

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2021
... She joined from National Australia Bank where she was director of sustainable finance. Prior to that she was a senior adviser to the Climate Bonds Initiative, based in London. Lalit Barhate is the new director of internal audit and was previously the ...

William Buck merges with sixth firm

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021
A Melbourne-based advisory firm has merged with William Buck as the latter continues its aggressive expansion strategy. BR Wellington is an accounting and business advisory firm and will rebrand as part of William Buck Australia and New Zealand. All ...

Ord Minnett names head of equities

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021
... Bank for five-and-a-half years. Ord Minnett recently appointed a new state manager for Queensland and senior investment adviser. David Lane joined the firm from Pitcher Partners where he spent over 11 years as a director of wealth management, a unit ...

DDO nil-reporting rule scrapped

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021
In a win for financial advisers, the Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) regime will scrap the nil-reporting rule. In the Updated amendments to the design and distribution obligations document released by Treasury, advisers will no longer be required ...

GSFM bolsters team

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021
... Challenger in a similar role and prior to that worked in the United States at John Hancock Financial Service and as a financial adviser at Commonwealth Financial Group. GSFM chief executive Damien McIntyre said Nissenbaum's sales experience and financial ...

Advisers embrace technology, lack budget

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021
... to online, but if we look to the disrupters for inspiration, replication may not be enough. Digitisation of the client/adviser relationship will need to consider new channels, like client portals and online self-service tools," the report said. Advice ...

Mason Stevens grows distribution team

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021
... newly created role. Vong spent over 13 years at Macquarie, starting out as a client account manager before becoming an adviser assistant and associate manager, and senior relationship manager. He spent the last three years at Macquarie as business development ...

Australia ranked seventh for retirement wellbeing

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 SEP 2021
... with their retirement," Natixis country head Louise Watson said. "Working with their superannuation fund and a financial adviser who can tailor an investment portfolio to their needs and goals can highlight strategies investors may not have considere ...