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Paraplanners unfazed by QAR, AI: Survey

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 NOV 2023
The majority of paraplanners are not worried about artificial intelligence or the Quality of Advice Review potentially making their roles redundant, according to a new survey.

Inaugural FAAA award winners named

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 NOV 2023
The Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) revealed the recipients of its 2023 awards, including Adviser of the Year and Certified Financial Planner Professional of the Year.

Insignia Financial finds buyer for Millennium3

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  TUESDAY, 21 NOV 2023
WT Financial Group (WTL) will acquire Millennium3 Financial Services (M3) from Insignia Financial for $2 million.

Robo-adviser reaches US$50bn milestone

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 20 NOV 2023
While the local robo-advice industry flounders, Wealthfront has hit a record high of more than US$50 billion ($77bn) in assets under management, catering to 700,000 investors.

Advisers turning to cash, fixed income: Data

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 17 NOV 2023
Financial advisers are increasingly leaning towards cash and fixed income, making up 15% of new client inflows this year, according to Investment Trends.

Count, Diverger forge ahead with acquisition

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 17 NOV 2023
One day after COG Financial Services backed out of the running, Count announced that its acquisition of Diverger will go ahead and flagged that it's upped its offer price.

ClearView offloads chunk of Centrepoint Alliance stake

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  FRIDAY, 17 NOV 2023
COG Financial Services has taken over part of ClearView's stake in Centrepoint Alliance (CAF) for $13 million.

Settlement approved in AMP shareholder class action

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 NOV 2023
The $110 million settlement that was reached in the long-running fees-for-no-service class action against AMP was approved by a judge yesterday.

COG drops bid for Diverger

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 NOV 2023
COG Financial Services (COG) has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Diverger, citing concerns that shareholders may not support its $27 million offer.

E&P settles class action for $16m

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 NOV 2023
E&P Financial Group has settled a class action relating to investment advice representatives gave for its in-house product, the Masters Residential Property Fund (URF) for $16 million.