BLAKE BRIGGS

Financial planning

Minister for Financial Services, Stephen Jones, has said he did not expect backlash to changes around advice fee deduction and believes the second tranche will have great...

Financial planning

The FSC CEO will join a long line-up of renowned speakers at the inaugural summit. ...

Financial planning

Financial Services Council chief executive, Blake Briggs, is urging Minister for Financial Services, Stephen Jones, to take advantage of the QAR opportunity to reduce reg...

Funds management

The Financial Services Council says the sophisticated investor test needs to be updated to protect consumers....

Financial planning

Wealth Data’s Colin Williams and the Financial Services Council’s CEO Blake Briggs are among industry commentators who have shared their insights into the impact of the H...

Financial planning

While the FSC largely supports the final tranche of Delivering Better Financial Outcomes reforms, the FAAA is “deeply concerned” about possible negative implications of t...

Financial planning

The Financial Advice Association Australia and the Financial Services Council have responded to the first consultation on Delivering Better Financial Outcomes, recognisin...

Financial planning

Financial Services Council chief executive, Blake Briggs, has shed a light on the need for industry body consolidation and how meaningful engagement between groups has br...

Financial planning

Minister for financial services, Stephen Jones, has blamed the federal budget for the delays to the Quality of Advice Review but said he is expectant of a position by Jun...

Superannuation

The Financial Services Council has called for the Government to recognise superannuation with a clear and simple objective....

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Life/Risk

The Australian life insurance industry has announced the formation of a dedicated life insurance industry peak body that will launch later this year....

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Editorial

As the industry changes come to an end, have they had the desired effect of making the financial advice industry a ‘profession’?...

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Financial planning

Advice should be treated with the respect given to doctors or lawyers as the industry has successfully improved itself to become a profession, according to Financial Serv...

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Financial planning

The Financial Services Council has promoted Blake Briggs to chief executive, following his three months spent leading the council in an acting capacity. ...

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Financial planning

Moving to Letters of Advice, abolishing safe harbour steps to comply with best interest duty and indexing the wholesale assets test are among proposals made by the Financ...

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