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Big nest egg or small: shouldn’t super fund trustees meet the same professional standards as individual financial planners? Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Murray pinpoints inconsistency on financial advice and super trustees

Finally, Financial System Inquiry chairman, David Murray, has brought some consistency into two hot debates running in finance. Parliament, financial media commentators and a whole range of vested interests…
Some financial advisers are greedy, but others simply have a bias problem. Shutterstock

What behavioural economics tells us about financial adviser greed

There’s no doubt incentives matter for financial advisers. If an employer pays a higher commission to an adviser for selling one product instead of another, it’s likely the commission-linked product will…
Despite the fact that Australians are getting wealthier, financial literacy is not increasing at the same rate. shutterstock

Millions of households are missing out on good financial planning

The wealth profile of Australian households has changed phenomenally over the past 25 years, according to a recent paper from the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. Thanks to increases in asset prices…
Hollow answers: waiting for legislative reform to improve financial advice is likely to prove futile. Shutterstock

Explainer: the new future of financial advice

It is not difficult to establish the case for the importance of financial advice. With an ageing population, increasing longevity, higher expectations of post retirement living standards, the complexity…
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has taken a fresh look at FOFA reform, and decided to proceed with some amendments. Alan Porritt/AAP

Financial advice reforms rollback to proceed: experts react

The Federal Government has confirmed it will push ahead with controversial moves to water down the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) law reforms, on the grounds the current legislation reduces the affordability…
Small investors, such as those caught in Storm Financial’s collapse, need ongoing protection. AAP/Dan Peled

Resist efforts to water down FOFA, to protect all Australians

As public hearings into the Future of Financial Advice’s Senate inquiry begin on Thursday, it’s probably not overstating the case to say the financial planning industry is at a crossroads. With the F0FA…

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