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Australian Unity sells advice arm to Fortnum, Nestworth

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 14 NOV 2023
Australian Unity entered into a strategic alliance, selling its financial advice business to AZ NGA-owned advisory firm Nestworth and Fortnum Private Wealth.

Treasury unveils advice reforms draft legislation

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 14 NOV 2023
Treasury has released long-awaited draft legislation to reduce administrative burdens of financial advisers but is missing key pieces, such as the elimination of the Best Interests Duty and the overhaul of the Statement of Advice (SoA).

Adviser levy discount amounts to $8m saving

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 10 NOV 2023
Financial advisers are set to pay $400 less in the ASIC funding levy, saving the industry $8 million in total, according to new estimates from the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA).

Wealth firm awards CFS Edge mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 6 NOV 2023
Colonial First State (CFS) has scored a wealth platform and managed accounts mandate with a large financial advice firm.

Prosperity merges with accounting firm

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 NOV 2023
Prosperity Advisers Group has merged with a Brisbane-based accounting and advisory firm.

Will HNW firms re-enter retail advice?

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 NOV 2023
Two major high-net-worth financial advice firms laud the Quality of Advice Review's promises of drastically reduced scrutiny and red tape but have stopped short of saying that they will re-enter the retail client space.

Licensees flout breach reporting regime: ASIC

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 NOV 2023
ASIC warned it is taking tougher action on licensees as they fail to comply with the reportable situations regime two years on.

Caddick victims sue auditors in class action

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 30 OCT 2023
A new class action led by victims of Melissa Caddick alleges that auditors of their self-managed superannuation funds failed their jobs to detect fraudulent activities.

Power50: Most influential advisers named

STAFF WRITER  |  MONDAY, 30 OCT 2023
Now in its 10th year, the Financial Standard Power50 list showcases the most influential financial advisers in the country in 2023.

Rival bidder seeks to acquire Diverger

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 30 OCT 2023
A rival bidder is looking to displace Count's acquisition of Diverger, offering to pay nearly 24% more than what is currently on the table.