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BT cuts Wealth Connect
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 16 OCT 2020
BT has proposed changes to its Wealth Connect business which could see at least 38 roles become redundant, as Westpac continues to review its wealth platform, superannuation, investments and insurance businesses.
RIAA, AXA IM launch adviser ESG guide
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
As more environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact investment products become available to investors, it is integral that advisers become familiar with them, according to AXA Investment Managers and Responsible Investment Association Australasia ...
Through good and bad: Advisers add value
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
Despite COVID-19 volatility, financial advisers have managed to deliver value of 5.2% or more each year to clients, according to new research.
A new model is coming: Licensees
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
At the Association of Financial Advisers' Conference, a panel of licensee executives agreed that the advice industry will be pushed towards a new model in the coming years.
Advice reforms to be legislated: Hume
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 OCT 2020
After having previously been placed on hold, the single disciplinary body for financial advisers and the compensation scheme of last resort is set to be legislated by mid-2021.
Financial advice more important than ever: HUB24
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 13 OCT 2020
HUB24 said financial advice is more important than ever as it posts record inflows and signs close to 30 new licensees in the September quarter.
Class launches new product
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 13 OCT 2020
Self-managed super fund administration and software provider Class has launched an accounting and administration product for the growing number of discretionary and unit trusts.
Adviser sentenced to eight years' prison
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 9 OCT 2020
A financial adviser has been jailed over using clients' money to fund his lifestyle to the tune of $1.1 million, including $72,000 he spent on a boat, while licensed by AMP, NAB and Synchron.
FPA renews calls for advice definition changes
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2020
The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is once again calling on lawmakers to change the term 'general advice' to diminish client confusion and enhance confidence in the industry.
CountPlus adds to board, acquires member firm
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2020
CountPlus has named a new member of its board and acquired a new practice to add to its growing network.
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