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Financial Planning

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021   12:30PM
Financial advisers' appetite for exchange-traded funds has more than doubled since the global pandemic hit as new trading data shows that index funds are providing better means of diversification.

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AFA defends industry against Labor attack

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
The Association of Financial Advisers has slammed the Labor Party's attack on financial advisers, which paints the profession as dodgy and continues to rip-off consumers.

J.P. Morgan acquires digital wealth manager

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
J.P. Morgan Chase has acquired a digital wealth manager in a move to further its launch of Chase as a digital bank in the UK later this year.

AAT dismisses adviser ban appeal

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021
A former RI Advice Group financial adviser's appeal to overturn his permanent banning order has been dismissed by the appeals tribunal.

IOOF completes phase one of platform consolidation

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JUN 2021
IOOF Holdings has completed the first phase of consolidating its legacy platforms and products onto Evolve, its new super and investments platform.

ASIC releases ongoing fee obligations guidance

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JUN 2021
The corporate regulator is providing more guidance to financial advisers to help them prepare for their upcoming ongoing fee obligations, due to take effect in less than two weeks.

iFactFind launches

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
The new cloud-based fact-find solution that aims to provide a more dynamic financial advice process has launched.

FPA to manage $1.5m scholarship mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
The federal minister for women has awarded the Financial Planning Association of Australia a mandate to deliver $1.5 million worth of scholarships.

Licensee to acquire Sentry Group

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
An ASX-listed financial services firm will acquire Sentry Group for $7 million and add 155 authorised representatives to its books.

Advisers win annual renew law relief

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 11 JUN 2021
The federal government will introduce a carve out to help financial advisers to meet their ongoing fee disclosure obligations.
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