The latest issue of Financial Standard now available as an e-newspaper
|The majority of Australians continue to control their finances rather than seek the help of a professional adviser, new research suggests.|
|A high-net-worth advice firm opened its doors to retail clients, launching four investment options for entry level investors who want to build their wealth.|
|The Association of Independently Owned Finance Professionals is calling on lawmakers to delay two major financial advice reforms until 2022 by launching an online petition.|
|The Better Advice Bill is proposing several changes to the mandatory financial advice exam, including substantially increasing the cost of each sitting.|
|In place of its traditional awards program this year, the Association of Financial Advisers unveiled the recipients of the inaugural Great Advice Awards.|
|The corporate regulator banned a Gold Coast-based financial adviser from providing financial services for four years and cancelled the associated AFSL for failure to comply with its general obligations.|
|The corporate regulator is providing information for financial advisers who are unclear about their examination and qualification obligations.|
|In the face of COVID-19, the AFA Foundation raised just shy of $40,000 in FY21, helping 13 charities in the process.|
|Financial advisers must beware the pitfalls of problematic individual disability income insurance products and avoid circumstances that could land them in trouble with the financial complaints body.|
|Challenger chair, retirement income Jeremy Cooper presented to the AFA conference, discussing the new Retirement Income Covenant and how it will impact advisers.|
Natixis Investment Managers hired an institutional sales director who spent nearly a decade at First Sentier Investors.
The newly merged LGIAsuper and Energy Super have scrapped a weekly administration fee and will retain an annual fee as a result of scale benefits.
Fidelity International launched a climate investing policy with a rating scheme in a bid to halve its carbon emissions by 2030.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue has recommended that the Australian Tax Office develop a Bill of Rights' for taxpayers.
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