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Watch out for SoPA: the separation of product and advice by Sophie Schroder | 20/05/2014 9:56:34 AM

The Financial Planning Association of Australia has announced it is almost ready to unveil its 10-point plan that would formally distinguish the difference between advice and product salesread more

Advisers warned about SIS provision by Sophie Schroder | 19/05/2014 6:14:52 PM

A recent Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision has led a lawyer to warn SMSF practitioners about an obscure Superannuation Industry Supervision provisionread more

International News in Brief: Warning issued that stocks will collapse by 50% by Hillary Dean | 19/05/2014 10:39:29 AM

From impending stock market doom to the new generation of youngsters snubbing the financial adviser profession, Wealth Professional has handpicked the best of this week’s international newsread more

Diversification is protection against ignorance by Sophie Schroder | 16/05/2014 10:37:25 AM

A professor in economics claims his research has revealed that those in financial services should not glorify diversification, and that market success is really down to chance rather than skillread more

ASIC changes SMSF focus to “one-stop” shops by Hillary Dean | 15/05/2014 3:34:02 PM

ASIC’s deputy chairman Peter Kell has announced that the regulator has shifted its focus from financial advice in the SMSF realm to the potential risks associated with one-stop shop business modelsread more

First time in “years” super not target of tinkering by Sophie Schroder | 14/05/2014 10:21:29 AM

The budget is out and commentary is going wild with many labelling some of the changes as “tough” and “painful”, but the organisations that represent planners are praising its treatment of superannuationread more

Warnings that ASIC will target add-on insurance by Hillary Dean | 14/05/2014 9:36:29 AM

Ancillary or “add-on” insurance that is sold at point of sale is a new focus for ASIC in 2014 with all businesses selling general or life insurance likely to be affected, according to a managing directorread more