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Startup launches risk retention option

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2022
A life insurance startup is launching an alternative option that targets customers who want to cancel their policy. iExtend partners with policyholders by paying the premiums of the co-owned cover. Policyholders are able to maintain their cover and ...

Conflicts of interest risk in funds management still high: ASIC

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 24 SEP 2021
Financial advisers who are vertically integrated or have a financial relationship with fund managers pose a potential risk for conflicts of interest, particularly in relation to costs and managed accounts, new research shows. New research conducted ...

Managed accounts fulfil best interest

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUL 2021
The increased uptake of managed accounts is seeing advisers fulfil their client best interest duty with ease, according to new research. The latest Investment Trends Managed Accounts Report showed 91% of advisers rated managed accounts as 'good' or ...

Morningstar launches fee comparison tool

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUL 2021
Morningstar is launching a new tool that provides increased transparency and disclosure on fees across its investments and superannuation products, well above what RG97 requires. The Morningstar Total Cost Ratio (TCR), which will be rolled out on August ...

SSGA model portfolios land on HUB24

HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JUN 2020
Advisers using HUB24 will soon be able to invest in four State Street Global Advisors ETF model portfolios on behalf of their clients. HUB24 has added a suite of SSGA ETF model portfolios to its Invest and Super offerings, as investors seek transparent ...

Trustee firm, super fund in hot water

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 NOV 2019
ASIC has commenced Federal Court action against Sargon-owned Tidswell Financial Services and the promoter of mobiSuper over breaches of best interest obligations. Filed with the South Australian Federal Court, the corporate regulator is taking action ...

Whistleblower calls out approved product lies

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 OCT 2019
A new paper on the consumer impact of Approved Product Lists (APLs) claims institutionally-aligned Australian Financial Services Licensees (AFSLs) are funneling new clients into in-house products, potentially in breach of Best Interest Duty obligations. ...

FASEA ethics pose risk to managed accounts

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... Act, RG 246.68 and RG 175.403 already protect against conflicts of interest and in managed accounts a best interest obligation is already imposed on the MDA provider or responsible entity. IMAP also offered to produce case studies to address the use ...

Code of ethics still the main game: FPA

DARREN SNYDER  |  MONDAY, 19 NOV 2018
Financial Planning Association of Australia head of policy and standards Ben Marshan said the FASEA-led Code of Ethics remains the biggest game changer to the advice industry. Speaking at the Challenger Financial Standard Technical Services Forum on ...

Court fines advice firm $7.8m

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 FEB 2018
The Federal Court has banned financial advice firm Wealth and Risk Management (WRM) and its related companies from operating in financial services for 18 years, and ordered the group to pay $7.8 million for engaging in unconscionable conduct. The court ...
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