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Renewed push for overhaul of financial adviser licensingRenewed push for overhaul of financial adviser licensingRenewed push for overhaul of financial adviser licensing

3 June 2020 by Aleks Vickovich, AFR

According to research house Adviser Ratings, there were a total of 2,185 licensees in operation at March 2020. Of those, 97 per cent are privately-owned and upward of 70 per cent authorise more than 30 advisers, indicating licence provisio...

SINGLE PRACTITIONER FINANCIAL PLANNING PRACTICES – THERE’S LIFE IN THEM YETSINGLE PRACTITIONER FINANCIAL PLANNING PRACTICES – THERE’S LIFE IN THEM YETSINGLE PRACTITIONER FINANCIAL PLANNING PRACTICES – THERE’S LIFE IN THEM YET

25 May 2020 by Eugene Ardino, IFA

A number of institutional licensees are focusing increasingly on servicing the needs of multi-adviser businesses, rather than single practitioners. Research by Adviser Ratings in 2019 found that major institutions had increased licensee pr...

ADVISERS RECONSIDER RETIREMENT AS EXODUS SLOWSADVISERS RECONSIDER RETIREMENT AS EXODUS SLOWSADVISERS RECONSIDER RETIREMENT AS EXODUS SLOWS

19 May 2020 by Sarah Kendall, IFA

Adviser Ratings’ Musical Chairs Report for Q1 2020 revealed that the industry experienced a net decline of just 678 advisers by the end of the March quarter, compared with 1,133 advisers leaving the industry in the last quarter of 2019. T...

Coronavirus delays standards regime changes for the financial advice sectorCoronavirus delays standards regime changes for the financial advice sectorCoronavirus delays standards regime changes for the financial advice sector

18 May 2020 by James Kirby, The Australian

The effective extension of the FASEA (Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority) regime comes as the Adviser Ratings report reveals key changes occurring across the sector in recent months. In essence, the practice of offering full ...

16,000+ Advisers Still to Sit FASEA Exam16,000+ Advisers Still to Sit FASEA Exam16,000+ Advisers Still to Sit FASEA Exam

18 May 2020 by RiskInfo

To date only 6,408 advisers have passed the FASEA exam, leaving another 16,000 plus “to still complete and stay in the industry”, says Adviser Ratings in its report on adviser movements.

AMP adviser workforce drops below 2000AMP adviser workforce drops below 2000AMP adviser workforce drops below 2000

13 May 2020 by Aleks Vickovich

AMP subsidiaries Charter Financial Planning and AMP Financial Planning (AMPFP) were among the licensees hit hardest by net adviser outflows in the first quarter of 2020, losing 26 and 57 authorised representatives respectively, according t...

Robo-adviser waives fees to prevent market 'gambling'Robo-adviser waives fees to prevent market 'gambling'Robo-adviser waives fees to prevent market 'gambling'

8 May 2020 by Aleks Vickovich, AFR

Professional financial advisers play an important role in stopping consumers from engaging in this kind of reckless, short-term investing, but affordability of advice remains a major hurdle, Mr Garrett said. The average fees for profession...

How Westpac threw a spanner in the wealth-exit worksHow Westpac threw a spanner in the wealth-exit worksHow Westpac threw a spanner in the wealth-exit works

8 May 2020 by Aleks Vickovich, AFR

Panorama now sits just below Netwealth and Hub24 in third place for customer satisfaction in almost all categories, according to research house Adviser Ratings. It has performed even better in sentiment surveys by rival researcher Investme...

Beyond pricing: the real battle for platform supremacyBeyond pricing: the real battle for platform supremacyBeyond pricing: the real battle for platform supremacy

7 May 2020 by Tahn Sharpe, Professional Planner

“That was the next wave,” recalls Mark Hoven, chief executive at Adviser Ratings. “Having twin offerings based on functionality and price.” After BT moved on pricing its major competitors followed, including AMP’s MyNorth, MLC’s Masterkey ...