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Financial Planning

Clients place more value on human advice: Vanguard

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 1 APR 2022
A recent survey of US investors found the perceived value-add to annual performance was 5% when advice was provided by a human compared to 3% for digital-only.

Credit market outlook strong: ABDO

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022
Despite uncertainty caused by global political issues, the 2022 credit market is looking good, says Investors Mutual Limited senior investment specialist, global equities Peter McPhee.

New scaled advice offering launches

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
A new digital, scalable financial advice solution has launched to help advisers cater to those who don't require a comprehensive offering.

Blacktower launches in Australia

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 28 MAR 2022
After flagging its intention to establish a local presence, global firm Blacktower Financial Management Group has launched in Australia.

ASIC releases latest adviser exam results

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 25 MAR 2022
Just 32% of the financial advisers that sat the exam in February have passed.

Industry association rebrands

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 25 MAR 2022
The Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association will now be known by a name that more accurately reflects its membership, the body said.

Practice valuations to normalise: Report

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 24 MAR 2022
Financial advice practice valuations are expected to regulate this year and will continue to trade at a premium, so long as financing terms remain favourable.

UK advice firm enters Australia

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 MAR 2022
A UK advice firm has expanded into Australia, targeting British expats.

Popularity soars for managed accounts

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 22 MAR 2022
More than ever, financial advisers are turning to managed accounts to better take care of client funds, according to SPDR ETFs and Investment Trends most recent report.

Generational home ownership gap widens

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 22 MAR 2022
New research shows how extensive the generational gap is when it comes to home ownership in Australia, with young Aussies living with mum and dad much longer than previous generations.