MICHELLE LEVY

Financial planning

The law “should not continue to assume that financial advice is being given by a person”, according to Michelle Levy, as she hints that advice from superannuation funds c...

Financial planning

Michelle Levy, reviewer of the Quality of Advice Review, believes super funds already have too much on their plate to provide retirement income advice to members and feel...

Financial planning

The government has issued its formal response to the Quality of Advice Review,  covering removing regulatory red tape, expanding access to retirement income advice and ex...

Financial planning

Financial advisers are a declining “olden days” model, says Michelle Levy, who instead has focused her Quality of Advice Review on digital advice rather than relevant pr...

Financial planning

Minister for Financial Services, Stephen Jones, has offered an update on the Quality of Advice Review, which he said had been previously delayed due to the federal budget...

Editorial

As the industry awaits government action on Michelle Levy’s recommendations, one big question looms: Why are so few Australians getting financial advice?...

Financial planning

ASIC Commissioner Danielle Press confirmed the regulator has been in touch with Treasury on how differing ‘reasonable minds’ could agree on a common ground in Levy’s reco...

Editorial

Around a year in the making, the Quality of Advice Review continues to divide an industry looking for meaningful reform. ...

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Editorial

After seven weeks of waiting, the final report of the Quality of Advice Review was released in early February, prompting eager reading by the advice industry....

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Financial planning

Data from the QOA’s adviser survey, used to inform the review, has revealed a snapshot of Australia’s adviser landscape, their views and the shape of their businesses. ...

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Outsider

Like most of the financial advice industry, Outsider has spent the week reading through the final report of the Quality of Advice Review. ...

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Financial planning

The independent chair of the QOA Review has called for the removal of 'onerous' ongoing fee disclosure obligations....

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Financial planning

The long-awaited recommendations of the Quality of Advice Review include replacing the existing best interest duty with a 'true fiduciary' alternative. ...

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Financial planning

Praemium CEO, Anthony Wamsteker, is confident banks and super funds won’t be able to get away with poor or conflicted financial advice despite Quality of Advice recommend...

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Financial planning

Rushed commencement of measures that require systemic changes could “lead to errors”, according to Michelle Levy, but others such as advice from superannuation funds coul...

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