Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Professional IQ College Launches Guidance Workshops 

The Professional IQ College has launched one-day workshops to help experienced financial advisers prepare to undertake their Level 5 qualification. Chief Executive, Rod Severn, says they had many discussions in the field with the adviser...

Advisers Must Utilise Tech, Says Business Risk Expert

Business risk expert, Cecilia Farrow, says advisers need to make sure that when they incorporate technology into their business operations, it is delivering on what their business needs most. Previously an adviser for ten years...

Fidelity Launches ‘Building Better Businesses’ For Advisers 

Fidelity Life has launched a new value-add service for advisers to help them improve their businesses and succeed in the transition to the new financial advice regime. The insurer said that most adviser businesses have...

ClearView Statement in Support of Commissions

Another insurer has added its voice to the growing number calls for the retention of life insurance commissions as a valid remuneration option for Australian advisers. Speaking at the annual FSC Life Insurance Conference last week, and...

AIA Sovereign Key Appointment  

AIA Sovereign has announced a new Chief Partnership Insurance Officer will be joining its team after Patrice de Marigny, currently in the role, has decided to retire and spend more time with his family. Sam...

Another Insurer Steps Up to Support Risk Commissions in Australia

MLC Life Insurance is the latest insurer to put its weight and support behind the perpetuation of life insurance commissions in Australia. It released a statement in which it strongly argues the case for the...

Leadership Changes at Strategi Group

Strategi Group has announced a major leadership change, appointing two independent directors and a new CEO. David Whyte and Joy Marslin will join as independent directors and Dan Bell as Chief Executive. Whyte and Marslin each...

FSLAB Delayed Until April 

The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill has been delayed to April, after Leader of the House, Hon Chris Hipkins, confirmed the House will adjourn until Tuesday 2 April. He noted the revised plan for Parliament...

The Adviser Platform Appoints Compliance Expert

The Adviser Platform (TAP) has appointed a new Head of Compliance and Advice, Scott Duncan, ahead of incoming regulatory changes. Duncan brings nine years’ experience in financial services and compliance to the TAP team, with...

Faafoi Assures a ‘Balanced Approach’ to Adviser Remuneration

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Kris Faafoi, as offered his assurance to advisers that the Government has taken a "measured and balanced approach to ensure that the new regime is workable”. Referring to FSLAB and...