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06 March 2014 |
Dr Colin Benjamin
Government decisions to free up the financial consulting market raise questions about the sensitivities of those who are most vulnerable to self-serving financial advisors. In reality, without at least $200,000 invested, there is a risk that higher fees will eat into nest eggs. It is worth considering the deregulation of agents.
26 February 2014 |
A survey of self managed super trustees reveals a strong streak of independence and a liking for shares and cash. The results are significant for what they say about the role of financial advice.
23 February 2014 |
An interview with AMP head Craig Mellor reveals how much the "big boys" dominate the superannuation industry and the domestic investment options. It is worth examining what these players are thinking when crafting an investment strategy.
13 February 2014 |
The Coalition's proposed "reforms" of the Future of Financial Advice are dubious in the extreme. Why should financial advisers not be subject to perfectly normal professional standards, such as not having a conflict of interest? Two lawyers have described the consequences. It is another reason for the DIY fund.
10 February 2014 |
The government is asking for repsonses to a draft bill to change the Future of Financial Advice legislation that applies to how financial advisers are regulated. There is a risk it may be a green light for financial advisers to do what they like, without the constraints that apply to other professions.
08 December 2013 |
The politics of DIY super is heating up, with the industry funds flexing their muscles and lobbying the Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey, hard. SMSFs do not have as co-ordinated a voice.
01 December 2013 |
Insurance premiums are rising, gobbling up the increases in super contributions. And lobbyists for the financial advice industry are gearing up their efforts to have legislative changes watered down. It is a time for SMSF investors to be wary.
27 November 2013 |
There is a debate about how much disclosure financial advisers. The Institute of Chartered Accountants has weighed into the debate saying some suggestions do not address the serious systemic issues.
26 November 2013 |
Farmers can get great advantages from SMSFs if they go about it the right way. But there are traps and pitfalls says one financial adviser.
25 November 2013 |
If you have $5 million in your DIY super fund you are a retail investor, but if you have $5 million as an individual you are a wholesale investor and considered "sophisticated". Go figure. It is one of the contradictions of the new financial advice laws.
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