ANDREW LEIGH

Features

Although seemingly having good intentions for the public, Chris Dastoor writes, political battle lines have taken priority in the common ownership inquiry....

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Financial planning

First-time investors currently sourcing information from social media should not be shut out of receiving financial advice in the future as a result of public policy. ...

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Policy & Regulation

The corporate regulator’s new chair, Joe Longo, believes that reading the publicly available report of the regulator’s governance practices is sufficient and has not aske...

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Financial planning

The prudential regulator has been questioned on whether its superannuation Your Future, Your Super test pass/fail result was enough to help funds improve. ...

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Financial planning

The opposition has backed the recommended two-year review of the bill as it can’t be “set and forget” and the Government’s management of standards reform has been a “trai...

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Life/Risk

The life insurer’s board has assessed that it will “not be appropriate” to repay JobKeeper funds after its 2020 calendar year net profit declined $4.6 million from the pr...

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Financial planning

Existing clients should be asked whether they see value in financial advice reforms and whether they are happy to be paying more for those protections, the Association of...

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Financial planning

There will be a problem in the next five years as falling adviser numbers coincide with more households seeking advice, according to Easton Investments. ...

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Financial planning

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has prosecuted many people for operating without an Australian Financial Services License but it appears no one has b...

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Life/Risk

A Federal Opposition frontbencher has been warned against misinterpreting Australian Prudential Regulation Authority data to suggest that group TPD insurance delivers bet...

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Financial planning

A Parliamentary Committee will have to settle for court filings to find out more about AMP’s BOLR arrangements after the company cited the AMP financial adviser class act...

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Policy & Regulation

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has confirmed that AMP Limited is facing multiple legal/regulatory issues – citing between “5 and 50”....

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Superannuation

Superannuation funds may not necessarily be held responsible for making good the losses caused by fraud around the Government’s hardship superannuation early release regi...

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Life/Risk

Amid suggestions by the Australian Financial Complaints Authority that the Activities of Daily Living regime is “very tough”, the major insurers have flagged key changes ...

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Superannuation

The average self-managed superannuation fund with a balance less than $200,000 generated negative returns over three successive financial years, according to the Australi...

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