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Dixon Advisory files for voluntary administration

On Wednesday, Dixon Advisory & Superannuation Services, the division of ASX-listed E&P Financial Group (ASX:EP1) that was focused on delivering financial advice to high-net-worth clients for several decades, filed for voluntary administration. This marks the beginning of the end for what initially appeared to be an Australian success story.  According to the ASX announcement, administrators…

Drew Meredith | 20th Jan 2022 | More
Time to take a stand on punitive financial advice compliance

Dissatisfied with the way in which financial advisers are being treated, the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals (AIOFP) has taken a stand, launching a political movement to voice their concerns. The body says, “the current Coalition government have unfairly targeted financial advisers for their own political purposes. Consumers have become collateral damage by either…

Ishan Dan | 17th Jan 2022 | More
  • Standard 3 review the last order of business for FASEA

    The soon-to-be-disbanded Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) is finishing its reign with a flurry, announcing a review of the much-derided conflicts of interest Standard 3 of the recently enshrined law. Financial advisers and legal experts have raised concerns about the structure of the ethical standards sincetheir inception. In fact FASEA had received 37…

    Ishan Dan | 8th Nov 2021 | More
    Dealing with design and distribution obligations

    It’s a wonder that financial advisers have much time to actually provide advice to their clients in 2021. Following a whirlwind of regulatory changes, education requirements, platform outages and increased reporting, more time than ever is being spent on compliance. The latest in the string of regulatory changes is the “Design and Distribution Obligations,” or…

    Drew Meredith | 19th Aug 2021 | More
  • Limited relief offered for ‘unworkable’ FDS requirements

    By now every adviser, licensee and paraplanner would be well aware of the impending changes to annual opt-in, consents and ‘lack of independence’ disclosures. Combine these with the impending product design and distribution obligations (DDOs) and varying fee consent requirements from every platform, and a busy year lies ahead for those advisers that remain. Late…

    The Inside Adviser | 14th Jun 2021 | More
    ASIC delivers certainty on consent and ‘lack of independence’ disclosure

    The corporate regulator, ASIC, has continued its busy start to the year, releasing three legislative instruments this week stemming from the recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission. The subject of these latest releases, which will guide ASIC’s assessment of financial service providers, relates to the ‘written consent’ required for advisers to deduct fees from client…

    Ishan Dan | 25th Mar 2021 | More
    Industry unites against ASIC levy increase

    This week the nation’s financial advisers received news that their annual registration fees, or “adviser levies.” would increase by the equivalent of 160% over the next two years. According to the regulator’s announcement, the total cost per retail advice licence is now $1,500 plus an additional $2,426 per authorised representative under the licence. This means…

    Staff Writer | 11th Mar 2021 | More
    Advice complaints remain low despite 2020 increase

    The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) was established in 1 November 2018, combining the Financial Ombudsman Service, Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO) and Superannuation Complains Tribunal (SCT) into a more efficient and well resourced group. Covering most aspects of the financial services industry, the data was naturally tilted towards complaints against the banking sector and…

    Staff Writer | 1st Mar 2021 | More
    Performance benchmark a cloud on horizon for SMSFs

    It may be a lull between storms but the SMSF Association has no major political battle to contend with at the moment, instead focusing on smaller issues to do with regulatory change and embarking on new research about small funds’ performance in case that becomes an issue in future. John Maroney, the association’s chief executive,…

    Greg Bright | 17th Feb 2021 | More
  • Annual opt-in confirmed, but more flexibility

    It was a busy day for the Federal Government, announcing the proposal to disband FASEA, introduce lack of independence disclosure requirements and then finally, introduce a new fee disclosure regime. Advisers had been hit with an increasingly complicated set of rules when it came to receiving fee payments from ongoing clients. A combination of grandfathering,…

    The Inside Adviser | 9th Dec 2020 | More
    What is the Difference Between Fixed Interest and Insurance-Linked Securities Bonds?

    INSight #39 What is the Difference Between Traditional Fixed Interest and Insurance-Linked Securities Bonds? with Chin Liu – Amundi Pioneer

    Chris Tucker | 30th Sep 2020 | More
    Governance: Raising the bar

    Governance is the pillar of environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles that investors have been actively considering for the longest period of time. This is not surprising, as in some ways, it could be said that governance is probably the most important aspect of ESG. An organisation’s board’s role is to appoint the CEO and…

    Dragana Timotijevic | 27th Sep 2020 | More
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