News

  • Advisers show some skin 12/09/2013

    It’s getting warm enough for advisers to get their legs out…for a good cause of course. Two professionals share why they have been cycling 1200kms for the past four years read more

  • Grandfathering: A way around it for advice firms 11/09/2013

    Advice practices looking to grow but unable to take on new firms under grandfathering provisions have other options available – if they think outside the financial planning square read more

  • History damaging advisers' future 11/09/2013

    The advice profession has come a long way in the past 30 years, but if they can’t show this to other professionals then they could put their future at risk read more

  • Reporting season: The pitfall for investors 11/09/2013

    Too many investors are missing opportunities by taking reporting season figures at their face value instead of looking deeper to see the real story read more

  • PI increases unjustified 10/09/2013

    Instead of weeding out rogue traders, insurance professionals think FoFA will drive up PI costs. One planning firm has already experienced this nasty side effect and says it doesn’t make sense read more

  • ETFs 101: What advisers need to know 10/09/2013

    While some advisers are embracing the low-cost solution of ETFs, there are still some basic questions being asked. Here's everything you need to know, plus some tips from ETF experts read more

  • Aussies eager for advice 10/09/2013

    Retirees and first home buyers have indicated that they are searching for financial advice, but only a third know how to find a planner they can trust read more

  • Australian investors look for greener pastures 10/09/2013

    Sophisticated investors are indicating what markets will rise over the next year, so advisers may need to double check their clients' asset allocations if they want to stay ahead of the game read more

  • New government's FoFA fix-list 09/09/2013

    The Coalition is in, and the financial services sector is ready to get on with some changes – but what’s at the top of the list? read more

  • Trust and wrap accounts too expensive 09/09/2013

    A financial services CEO says that platforms have been too expensive for too long, and new innovations will allow advisers to be more competitive in the market read more