Advice firms EWM and Blue Harbour merge

Advice firms EWM and Blue Harbour merge

Two key advice firms within AZ-NGA have merged with Eureka Whittaker MacNaught joining with Blue Harbour.
ASIC should focus on product manufacturers post-CSLR

ASIC should focus on product manufacturers post-CSLR

With the CSLR now in place ASIC should be focusing on the real culprits, the product manufacturers says the AIOFP.
QAR handbrake needs to release

QAR handbrake needs to release

The Government needs to deal with the roadblocks to the efficient delivery of digital and affordable advice, according to Novigi.
Cards and poker chips

Will ASIC retirements/resignations end controversy?

Mike Taylor 16 April 2024 One Comment

ASIC chair, Joe Longo is being dealt a new hand with recent commissioner exits now followed by senior executive changes.

Wackamole

ASIC, APRA must be watched to avoid regulatory capture

Mike Taylor 15 April 2024 2 Comments

The Government should not reduce the frequency of oversight of ASIC and APRA because it risks them being exposed to capture.

AMP Bank

AMP looks at alternative structures for advice network

Mike Taylor 15 April 2024 No Comments

AMP Limited chief executive, Alexis George, has flagged the possibility of further change referencing alternative advice structures.

Man jumps between cliffs

One micro-advice AFSL closes for each one that opens

Mike Taylor 12 April 2024 One Comment

Self-licensing and the formation of micro-AFSLs has been an adviser growth area, but a highly volatile one according to new analysis.

Most unregistered advisers work for small licensees

Mike Taylor 12 April 2024 2 Comments

Most of Australia’s unregistered financial advisers are being authorised by small or micro-licensees according to ASIC data.

ASIC Court breach director prosecution

Wholesale AFSL hit with $1.25m Federal Court penalty

Mike Taylor 11 April 2024 One Comment

A wholesale licensee which authorised 60 CARs and 205 ARs has been hit with a $1.25 million Federal Court penalty.

Parliament House

APRA not ruling out new sole purpose test on advice fees

Mike Taylor 11 April 2024 15 Comments

As financial planning groups worry about the authorisation of advice fees within super, APRA is not ruling out a new sole purpose test.


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Empower your super admin offering with empathy infused tech

Financial Newswire Contributor 12 April 2024

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Empower your super admin offering with empathy infused technology solutions for better member outcomes.

Exploring the facts behind lifetime annuity myths

Financial Newswire Contributor 1 April 2024

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Annuities have evolved and changed over the years making them quite different to what they used to be. Whilst they still pay income for life, today’s

INVESTING IN GEN AI & GLP-1: WHY 2024 WILL BE A “SHOW ME” YEAR

Financial Newswire Contributor 1 April 2024

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Find out how Alphinity Global continues to find exciting “show me” investment opportunities across an alphabet soup of megatrends as they continue to

Active bond ETFs shine as growth slows and inflation recedes

Financial Newswire Contributor 8 February 2024

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The macro backdrop remains constructive for fixed income. Yields typically fall after interest rates peak and historically, this has coincided with…


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Man jumps between cliffs

One micro-advice AFSL closes for each one that opens

Mike Taylor | 12 April 2024Self-licensing and the formation of micro-AFSLs has been an adviser growth area, but a highly volatile one according to new analysis.

Most unregistered advisers work for small licensees

Mike Taylor | 12 April 2024Most of Australia's unregistered financial advisers are being authorised by small or micro-licensees according to ASIC data.
ASIC Court breach director prosecution

Wholesale AFSL hit with $1.25m Federal Court penalty

Mike Taylor | 11 April 2024A wholesale licensee which authorised 60 CARs and 205 ARs has been hit with a $1.25 million Federal Court penalty.
Parliament House

APRA not ruling out new sole purpose test on advice fees

Mike Taylor | 11 April 2024As financial planning groups worry about the authorisation of advice fees within super, APRA is not ruling out a new sole purpose test.
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KKR sells Findex stake to Mercury Capital

Mike Taylor | 10 April 2024In what represents a significant switch of private equity players, KKR has sold its 40% stake in Findex to Mercury Capital.
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Call to tighten licensing of aged care advice

Mike Taylor | 10 April 2024A consultative process has been initiated around a unified industry position is needed to ensure the licensing of aged care financial advice.
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Adviser Ratings takes Rainmaker’s Andrew Page

Mike Taylor | 10 April 2024Long-serving Rainmaker executive, Andrew Page, has jumped ship to Adviser Ratings in a move flagged as advancing the company's capabilities.
Stop the excuses

Treasury drafting mishaps but the buck stops with Jones

Mike Taylor | 9 April 2024It may have been Treasury's legislative draftsmen who stuffed up the QAR first tranche legislation but the buck must stop with Stephen Jones.