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|Advice and accounting group Kelly+Partners has partnered with Austbrokers to exchange expertise, including life insurance broking.|
|NASDAQ listed Focus Financial Partners has created a new network of boutique financial advice firms and acquired three Australian businesses.|
|ClearView's LaVista Licensee Solutions is adding a former MLC Financial Planning firm.|
|Lifestyle Asset Management will introduce a new Managed Discretionary Advice (MDA) service to its authorised representative network and announced the appointment of an investment management coach.|
|Despite Australia living up to its reputation as a lucky country during the COVID-19 pandemic, Australians' investments took a bigger hit than their international counterparts - likely due to a lack of financial advice.|
|Self-employed financial advisers working with IOOF will have to pay more for the same services under the new IOOF structure which will focus the business on three key pillars in the advice space.|
|The federal government said it supports the establishment of the new single disciplinary system for financial advisers providing tax advice "in principle" in response to the independent review of the Tax Practitioners Board.|
|The financial services sector has had the highest improvement on an ethics index despite still receiving the lowest score of all sectors, new research shows.|
|An adviser from Western Australia has won the FPA Certified Financial Planner Professional of the Year award, as the association announces its 2020 award winners.|
|The majority of financial advisers who sat the most recent exam passed, according to the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority.|
The Australian Taxation Office yesterday couldn't answer exactly how many stapling-triggered employer checks it expects, but maintained its readiness for a July 1 go-live.
The asset manager is partnering with a start-up to build a new platform for institutional investors to trade digital currencies.
Australia's largest superannuation fund is taking issue with the proposed stapling regulations, arguing that the model is backwards and will not protect members from being stuck in dud funds.
The prudential regulator has commenced industry consultation on revisions to the prudential standards for life insurers to protect life insurance policy holders against the use of offshore reinsurers.
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