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Government to review adviser professional standards

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022
... questions. "I continue to support the exam as a benchmarking tool which tests the practical application of a financial adviser's knowledge, including on regulatory and legal requirements, and ethical reasoning. I remain committed to the exam testing ...

AMP to return $1.1bn to shareholders

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 11 AUG 2022
Despite seeing its net half-year profit drop about 25%, AMP has commenced a $350 million buyback and plans to return a further $750 million to shareholders. Releasing its first-half results this morning, AMP said it has made significant progress towards ...

Advice firms to spend $70k more on technology: Report

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 AUG 2022
Financial advisers plan to increase their practice's annual spend on technology by $70,000 as affordability and compliance issues drive adoption. According to Investment Trends' latest Adviser Technology Needs Report, advisers are using an increasing ...

Review of ASIC funding model begins

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 9 AUG 2022
The government has commenced a review of the ASIC Industry Funding Model, issuing terms of reference. An update from Treasury said the review will be forward looking and focused on identifying refinements to the industry funding model. Treasury added ...

Convicted former financial adviser banned for life

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 9 AUG 2022
ASIC has permanently banned NSW-based financial adviser Ezzat-Daniel Nesseim after he was sentenced for repeatedly attempting to mislead the regulator. Nesseim is barred from performing any function involved in operating a financial services business ...

Activus SMAs now available to more advisers

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 5 AUG 2022
Activus Investment Advisors is making its suite of SMA portfolios available on platform for the first time, partnering with Macquarie Wrap. The Activ-ator range was launched four years ago, comprising multi-asset portfolios with four risk profiles ranging ...

Advisers receive guidance on rights under FSCP

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 4 AUG 2022
... an inquiry to determine the facts and help the panel determine what, if any, action it should take against a financial adviser based on those facts. The hearings are 'inquisitorial' in nature, rather than adversarial-that is, they serve as an inquiry ...

Adviser banned over early release scheme

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 AUG 2022
An Adelaide financial adviser received a five-year ban for advising his clients to roll their super into newly established SMSFs to invest in a company he is a director of and then releasing the money to them in the form of a loan. Antonio Simeone is ...

Yarra Capital appoints institutional, intermediary leads

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 2 AUG 2022
... decades, having joined in 2000 after three years in business development at Citi. He also has experience as a financial adviser, having spent seven years as an authorised representative of Associated Planners Group. In their new roles both Green and ...

Holon, Gemini launch retail crypto funds

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  THURSDAY, 28 JUL 2022
Holon has partnered with Gemini to launch Australian unlisted retail Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Filecoin (FIL) funds. The launch will provide local investors and financial advisers with regulated access to the burgeoning blockchain and cryptocurrency ...
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