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Adviser Ratings Predicts ‘Upsurge’ in Failed LicenseesAdviser Ratings Predicts ‘Upsurge’ in Failed LicenseesAdviser Ratings Predicts ‘Upsurge’ in Failed Licensees

13 May 2019 by Tahn Sharpe, Professional Planner

Small independent and self-licensed firms are set to fall by the wayside as the industry grapples with “massive change and disruption”, according to Mark Hoven, chief executive of Wealth at Adviser Ratings.

New Data Points to Homeless or Exiting AdvisersNew Data Points to Homeless or Exiting AdvisersNew Data Points to Homeless or Exiting Advisers

26 April 2019 by Mike Taylor, Money Management

While 336 new financial planning licensee entities have been created over the past 12 months, 118 licensees have been discontinued affecting 2,000 advisers, two-thirds of whom have yet to find a new home or may have exited the industry.

Tough Times Before the Mast as AMP Voyages to the New WorldTough Times Before the Mast as AMP Voyages to the New WorldTough Times Before the Mast as AMP Voyages to the New World

8 April 2019 by Adele Ferguson, Australian Financial Review

The numbers say it all. Margins are falling, costs are rising and funds are flying out the door of AMP’s biggest and most important division, Australian Wealth Management, which includes financial advice. For the financial services giant,...

Financial Adviser Ratings Step Up as Trust Deficit GrowsFinancial Adviser Ratings Step Up as Trust Deficit GrowsFinancial Adviser Ratings Step Up as Trust Deficit Grows

6 March 2016 by John Collett, Sydney Morning Herald

Services that rate financial advisers will significantly expand their coverage of planners and the firms that hire them to give consumers more confidence that they are going to receive advice that is truly in their best interests. Adviser...

External Ratings Committee Formed to Ensure Transparency in the Financial Services SectorExternal Ratings Committee Formed to Ensure Transparency in the Financial Services SectorExternal Ratings Committee Formed to Ensure Transparency in the Financial Services Sect...

4 March 2019 by Rebecca Thacker, Dynamic Business

An external governance committee has been formed in response to the Royal Commission to ensure transparency in the financial services sector. The industry-led initiative will oversee a new rating system on financial advice licensees to he...

Adviser Ratings Unveils New Rating System (1)Adviser Ratings Unveils New Rating System (1)Adviser Ratings Unveils New Rating System (1)

4 March 2019 by Malavika Santhebennur, selfmanagedsuper

Adviser Ratings has established an external governance committee (EGC) to oversee a new rating system in light of recommendations made by the banking royal commission. The independent rating service of financial advisers said the licensee...

Planners to be Rated on Quality of AdvicePlanners to be Rated on Quality of AdvicePlanners to be Rated on Quality of Advice

1 March 2019 by Hannah Wootton, Money Management

Adviser Ratings has responded to the Royal Commission by establishing a new financial adviser rating system, which would be overseen by industry heavyweights, including former Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) chair, ...

New Licensee Rating System to LaunchNew Licensee Rating System to LaunchNew Licensee Rating System to Launch

1 March 2019 by riskinfo

Adviser Ratings has announced it will launch a new ‘quality of advice’ rating system for financial advice licensees. In a release announcing its initiative, the research and rating firm says the need for these ratings “…has been reinforce...

New Financial Adviser Competency Rankings Out SoonNew Financial Adviser Competency Rankings Out SoonNew Financial Adviser Competency Rankings Out Soon

28 February 2019 by James Eyers, AFR

Adviser Ratings will publish a public ranking of the governance quality of 27,000 financial advisers and 2200 licensees across the market, which it says will help the beleaguered industry restore trust after the royal commission.