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|Lifespan Financial Planning has launched 30 managed discretionary account model portfolios on BT Panorama.|
|A CountPlus member firm has acquired the accounting revenues of a boutique advice firm.|
|Managed accounts assets continue to grow steadily, having hit nearly $80 billion despite setbacks caused by COVID-19.|
|New research has revealed COVID-19 has altered Australian spending behaviour, with more households in a fragile financial position than ever before and facing reduced access to financial advice.|
|Following on from the Royal Commission, the Australian Law Reform Commission has been tasked with reviewing financial services laws with a view to simplify laws regulating the industry.|
|Colonial First State has entered into a partnership with graduate coaching provider Striver in order to drive graduates into the financial advice industry.|
|Advice firms hoping to succeed will have a much higher chance of achieving organic growth if they specialise, as opposed to generalist practices, according to AZ NGA chief executive Paul Barrett.|
|FASEA has confirmed it will run six financial adviser exam sittings in 2021 at 31 locations across Australia, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.|
|Financial advisers tend to give female clients poorer advice and recommend riskier assets compared to male clients, a new study shows.|
|AZ NGA has acquired a wealth management firm in Melbourne as it signals plans to expand in Victoria.|
ASIC deputy chair Karen Chester brought to light discrepancies in Daniel Crennan's resignation statement in front of a senate hearing, clarifying the dates that he found out about the issues that led to his resignation.
The Australian Stock Exchange has pushed back the CHESS replacement date by another year to April 2023.
The Victims of Financial Fraud (VOFF) group have written to senators slamming ASIC chair James Shipton for ignoring their requests for help but finding "time to submerge his own head in the trough allegedly at taxpayer expense".
HUB24 announced a series of significant transactions, including plans to acquire Xplore Wealth and the sale of its financial advice business.
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