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Quality filter supports apathy and mediocrity by WP | 8/05/2014 1:47:21 PM

A company director at Continuum Financial Planners claims that the current superannuation quality filter supports apathy and mediocrity to the benefit of secretive union-backed industry superannuation fundsread more

Murray’s first FSI insights: Government not a bailout backstop by Sophie Schroder | 7/05/2014 11:24:24 AM

The chairman of the Financial System Inquiry gave his first insights into the progress of the inquiry last week, and one poignant point was that Australians shouldn’t bet on a bailoutread more

Pension age will rise to 70 after “she’ll be right” attitude by Sophie Schroder | 7/05/2014 10:08:02 AM

Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed on Friday that come 2035 the pension age will have risen to 70 and hit out at the opposition for what he called their “she’ll be right” attituderead more

FSC vs FWC: application lodged, court date set by Sophie Schroder | 7/05/2014 10:01:52 AM

The Financial Services Council is taking the Fair Work Commission to task over its MySuper fund selection process and has lodged an application with the Federal Court of Australiaread more

Hot topic of the week… by WP | 2/05/2014 2:30:53 PM

Many of you weren’t happy with a research report that suggested an alternative to the current superannuation model and highlighted that industry funds have lower fees than retail fundsread more

New master’s degree a first for Aussie advisers by Sophie Schroder | 2/05/2014 9:32:32 AM

In an Australian first, financial advisers will now have the opportunity to build on their existing qualifications in their own time and at a lower cost in order to gain a Master of Financial Planning degreeread more

Survey rebuffs naysayers: advice satisfaction hits all time high by Sophie Schroder | 1/05/2014 11:22:30 AM

An academically conducted survey into investors’ attitudes towards financial advisers has revealed that satisfaction is at an all-time high, countering recent surveys that purport otherwiseread more