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South Australian wealth firms merge
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2020
An Adelaide wealth advisory and accounting practice has acquired a private wealth firm that was named the Financial Planning Association of Australia's Professional Practice of the Year in 2018.
ASIC bans RC case study adviser
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
A former Millennium3 adviser whose advice was cited as a case study during the Royal Commission is set to appeal a 10-year ban handed down by ASIC.
Advisers split on COVID-19 opportunity
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
New research shows financial advisers are split down the middle when it comes to deciding whether COVID-19 is an opportunity to pick up new business, or a time to focus on existing clients.
CountPlus acquires firm
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
CountPlus member firm CountPlus One has made a new acquisition, acquiring the advice services of Centenary Financial.
Clime courts Madison Financial Group
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 11 MAY 2020
Sydney's Clime Investment Management has emerged as a bidder for Madison Financial Group, which is currently in the process of being sold by OneVue.
AMP defends hefty remuneration bill
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020
During the AMP annual general meeting chair David Murray defended the pay packet chief executive Francesco De Ferrari and the board continue to take home despite the company's woes.
FASEA extension to pass next week
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020
In a webinar for the Financial Planning Association of Australia members, assistant minister for superannuation, financial services and financial technology Jane Hume delivered some welcome news about the extension to FASEA requirements.
Former Cbus advice head launches referral program
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020
Cbus's former head of advice Greg Harper has launched a national referral program, looking to connect superannuation funds, accounting firms and other service organisations with financial planning groups.
COVID-19 creates case for robo-advice
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
After ASIC issued a stark warning to people using retail broking services to try their hand at day trading, robo-advice services and financial advisers say this is why financial support needs to be accessible.
FPA launches new ROA solution template
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY 2020
The Financial Planning Association of Australia has launched a digital version of the Record of Advice (ROA) solution 'template' to support members who have been inundated with requests for advice, following the strong demand for early super access.
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