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Association of Financial Advisers bolsters team
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 APR 2020
The Association of Financial Advisers has appointed a new manager education, policy and professionalism. Caz Garrard will step into the position, replacing Angela Karas. Karas has moved to First State Super as business enablement manager. Karas had ...
Super should shape up on unlisted valuations: WTW
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 APR 2020
Superannuation funds, including AustralianSuper, Hostplus and Rest, have been slashing the value of their unlisted assets - now Willis Towers Watson is interrogating why. In a new paper, Willis Towers Watson senior investment consultant Nick Kelly said ...
Trillion dollar stimulus debt debated
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 APR 2020
The extraordinary COVID-19 stimulus package is in front of Parliament today, with what is expected to be a trillion dollar debt being scrutinised by politicians. Parliament met today to discuss the government's $130 billion JobKeeper payment, which ...
Stimulus is finite: Prime Minister
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 7 APR 2020
The Australian government has made public the modelling that is informing its COVID-19 response, revealing why the JobKeeper payment works off a six month timeframe. Asked at a press conference how the modelling was helping with the economic response ...
Super funds face penalties over early release failures
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 7 APR 2020
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed superannuation funds that fail to appropriately handle early release during the COVID-19 crisis will face penalties. Asked by Financial Standard how the government would handle funds that might face liquidity ...
Mayfair 101 accused of misleading advertising
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 6 APR 2020
ASIC is taking Mayfair 101 to court alleging that the investment manager misled consumers in its advertising. At issue is Mayfair's use of Google Ad Words and Bing Ads as well as claims Mayfair made that ASIC says were false, misleading or deceptive. ...
COVID-19 sparks renewed fight for commissions
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 6 APR 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic slowdown has spurred a fight among financial advisers to retain commissions, amid news big institutions are turning them off earlier than the law requires. The Association of Independent Financial Professionals ...
YBR national advice lead moves to Interprac
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 3 APR 2020
Former Yellow Brick Road national advice manager Sharon Walker has moved to Interprac as part of its acquisition of the YBR advice business. Walker moved into the role of practice development manager at Interprac in March. Interprac managing director ...
Industry bodies work to ease regulatory burdens
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 3 APR 2020
Industry groups want the government to make fast, cheap financial advice possible for those impacted by the COVID-19 downturn - especially when it comes to early access to super. The Regulatory Burden Taskforce - comprised of the Financial Planning ...
Could relief on advice compliance save consumers?
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 APR 2020
Panicked, stressed people are making rash decisions and falling victim to scams as they navigate the economic fallout of COVID-19 - but compliance has left some financial advisers and service providers feeling hamstrung in helping. Meg Heffron, managing ...
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