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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" ...

ASIC provides licensing update

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 16 SEP 2021
ASIC has released its annual report on the number of Australian financial services licences (AFSLs) and Australian credit licences (ACLs) applied for and approved - revealing an increase in applications. The regulator revealed that between July 2020 ...

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 ...

Platinum LICs combine boards

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021
Platinum Asset Management's Asian equities and global equities LIC will now have a common board, as its Asia LIC's chair Malcolm Halstead retires. Platinum Capital Limited (ASX: PMC) and Platinum Asia Investments Limited (ASX: PAI) will both ...

Colonial First State faces penalties for MySuper conduct

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021
The Federal Court has found Colonial First State misled members of its FirstChoice Fund on at least 12,978 occasions over nearly two years in relation to switching to its MySuper product. The court found CFS's communication (via letters and calls) ...

Breach reporting guidance released

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021
ASIC has released more details on how financial advisers providing advice to retail clients can comply with the upcoming breach reporting law. Information sheet 259 Complying with the notify, investigate and remediate obligations sets out further guidance ...

AZ NGA takes stake in boutique

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 SEP 2021
AZ Next Generation Advisory acquired a minority stake in Cranage Financial Group to assist in building scale. Cranage Financial Group is a self-licensed advisory firm with $300 million in funds under management, $2 million in annual in-force life insurance ...

Advice group adds to leadership

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 2 SEP 2021
The former general manager of private wealth at Wilsons Advisory will lead one of Easton Investments' licensees in a newly created role. Tara Ross has been appointed head of GPS Wealth, effective September 13. Ross will join from Wilsons Advisory where ...

Short-termism damaging climate outcomes

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
Despite responsible investing becoming the new normal, a panel of experts have argued that short-term thinking is allowing companies to get away with actions that are out of line with action on climate change. Speaking at the Australian Institute of ...

Responsible investment sector hits $1.2tn

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 SEP 2021
The proportion of money managed using responsible investment techniques increased from 30 to 40%, faster than the increase of professionally managed funds in 2020, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australia (RIAA). RIAA has released ...
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