DEALER GROUPS

Financial planning

The overall number of licensees has fallen by 15 per cent since January 2021, according to Wealth Data, but those focused solely on holistic advice have seen positive gro...

Expert Analysis

Dealer groups that win the adviser relationship will be those that place digital at the centre of their adviser value proposition, according to Midwinter....

Financial planning

A report from the corporate regulator and Deloitte found platforms and research houses created barriers to entry, and managed accounts structures could potentially create...

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Financial planning

The question is being asked about whether advisers will vote with their feet or look to self-licensing as they confront higher dealer group fees moving into 2021....

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Financial planning

Two boutique dealer groups, Spark Financial Group and Aura Wealth Australia, have announced they have signed binding agreements to merge. ...

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Financial planning

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has foreshadowed court action in the wake of a review of fee disclosure statements and renewal notices which uncovere...

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People & Products

Paul Voges, formerly of Colonial First State, has been appointed as key account manager for Investors Mutual Limited....

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Financial planning

The buyer of last resort process is more complicated than advisers might expect as some licensees are focusing on where they can manoeuvre away from the agreed valuation,...

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Financial planning

Infocus has emerged amongst the financial planning dealer groups touting to accommodate departing bank planners who choose to become self-employed....

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Financial planning

Centrepoint chief executive, Angus Benbow, makes no bones about the group’s desire to grow the number of planners working under its license....

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Financial planning

Dealer groups are looking to grow their footprints on the back of the influx of advisers expected from the changes at AMP, the Commonwealth Bank and elsewhere....

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Financial planning

The Government has imposed the administrative burden of redistributing grandfathered remuneration on product issuers rather than onto financial advisers or licensees....

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People & Products

Investment research firm Resonant Asset Management has launched a new private label multi-asset SMA program with direct stocks....

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Financial planning

IOOF appears to have contained the fall-out from an end to grandfathering and threats to life/risk commissions because of its ‘self-employed advice model’....

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Financial planning

As rumours swirl about the demise of the dealer group, ClearView has announced an offering that would give financial advisers who want their own AFSL access to the compan...

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Squeaky'21

My view is that after 2026 there will be quite a bit less than 10,000 'advisers' (investment advisers) and less than 100...

2 days 6 hours ago
Jason Warlond

Dugald makes a great point that not everyone's definition of green is the same and gives a good example. Funds have bee...

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Jasmin Jakupovic

How did they get the AFSL in the first place? Given the green light by ASIC. This is terrible example of ASIC's incompet...

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AustralianSuper and Australian Retirement Trust have posted the financial results for the 2022–23 financial year for their combined 5.3 million members....

9 months 1 week ago

A $34 billion fund has come out on top with a 13.3 per cent return in the last 12 months, beating out mega funds like Australian Retirement Trust and Aware Super. ...

8 months 4 weeks ago

The verdict in the class action case against AMP Financial Planning has been delivered in the Federal Court by Justice Moshinsky....

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