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ASIC reshuffle: Kell steps up, replaced by bank director by Mackenzie McCarty | 29/04/2013 6:11:18 PM

The regulator is undergoing a significant management reshuffle as commissioner Peter Kell takes on a new role and is replaced by the head of one of Australia's largest non-major banksread more

Have planners lost their mojo? by Kathleen Payne | 29/04/2013 1:25:24 PM

Planning might be sexy but superannuation isn’t, according to a recent survey that highlights the sexiest professions in Australia. Where did financial services place out of 34 professions?read more

Jailed adviser hit with $6m fine by Kathleen Payne | 29/04/2013 12:00:55 PM

A Canadian adviser who misappropriated $11m received a $6m fine, but the largest fine ever dealt out by ASIC is $500,000. Does Australia need harsher penalties?read more

Advisers flee dealer group by WP | 26/04/2013 2:06:42 PM

Australian Financial Services Group has appointed administrators amidst reports of advisers running to bigger institutionsread more

Disconnect between advisers and administrators by WP | 26/04/2013 9:09:50 AM

The gap between you and your administrator could be bridged by the launch of a new product that would allow you to set up an SMSF in 20 minutes or lessread more

Platform payments under the spotlight by Kathleen Payne | 23/04/2013 1:31:12 PM

A huge problem of non-disclosure is emerging in the industry, with one platform provider calling for an immediate change. Are you being cheated by those with big wallets? read more

Advisers to follow path of accountants by WP | 23/04/2013 10:47:30 AM

The future of financial planning looks set to follow the same path as the accounting sector – which could be bad news for smaller practitioners. What does the future hold for your practice?read more

ASIC report puts accountants on top by WP | 23/04/2013 8:30:05 AM

Findings from ASIC’s major taskforce project into SMSFs shows twice as many people use accountants over planners as their main advice source for SMSFs – plus some tips for all advice providersread more