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Vale Synchron’s Chris Regenass

Mike Taylor 17 January 2022

Financial planning group Synchron has announced the death of its South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania manager, Chris Regenass.

Synchron director, Don Trapnell announced Regenass’s passing to members of the financial services group over the weekend.

Noting the significant contribution Regenass had made to Synchron, Trapnell said that he had…


Industry funds want greater clarity on general v personal advice

Mike Taylor 17 January 2022

The Government needs to clear up the continuing confusion about the boundary between general and personal advice if it expects superannuation funds to appropriately deliver to their members in line with the Retirement Income Covenant (RIC), according to a key industry funds group.

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST)…


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Case made for PI insurers to better support advisers in AFCA

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HLB Mann Judd appoints directors

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Advisers signal intention to punish Govt at ballot box

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How ASIC is using its foreign language speakers

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capital adequacy

Impose capital adequacy requirements on advice licensees says FSC

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