Crypto ETFs are coming
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Crypto ETFs are coming

Two of the hottest investment markets – Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and cryptocurrencies – have rapidly come together amid clamor for liquid, transparent and fair vehicles that allow retail investors to access digital assets.

The rise of active ETFs challenges Listed Investment Companies and Trusts
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The rise of active ETFs challenges Listed Investment Companies and Trusts

A spate of new listings and fund conversions have sparked predictions that active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) will soon overtake the older listed investment company (LIC) sector as the preferred channel for diversified equity and debt investments.

Get ready for the new design and distribution obligation regime
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Get ready for the new design and distribution obligation regime

New financial products' legislation puts the customer at the centre of design and distribution considerations, but the obligations fall on issuers and distributors.

Active fund managers embrace ETFs
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Active fund managers embrace ETFs

Active fund managers are increasingly moving into the exchange traded fund (ETF) space, creating more choice for investors.

Lessons from 1937: Will US stocks rally from here?
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Lessons from 1937: Will US stocks rally from here?

International growth is expected go from strength to strength over the next 12 months and while the US economy is expected to benefit, it’s worth asking the question: has the market already priced in a lot of the US economy’s recent gains and can such growth sustain its market rally?

Industry response to climate change nears tipping point
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Industry response to climate change nears tipping point

The global economy is being impacted by several long-term trends that are disrupting business and remoulding markets. In a series of articles, we will update you on the impact these megatrends are having on investors and the asset management industry. The first megatrend we will explore is climate change and the need for rapid decarbonisation to prevent catastrophic impacts.

Head in the clouds
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Head in the clouds

Thanks to COVID-19 and the quick thinking of savvy investors, the age-old adage that to have ones’ ‘head in the clouds’ is an insult might be about to change.

Australia in recession: the key factors affecting our economic recovery
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Australia in recession: the key factors affecting our economic recovery

All eyes will be on the RBA in November and December as it ponders a potentially significant rate cut. But there are other factors to consider in the face of a very uneven recession.

Demand for financial advice is soaring during COVID-19
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Demand for financial advice is soaring during COVID-19

The pandemic and lockdowns have increased collaboration between advisers and clients, including the demand for financial advice.

The role of super funds during COVID-19
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The role of super funds during COVID-19

Access to their super has assisted many Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic. But these savings will also need to underpin the recovery as we navigate out of economic crisis.

Bridging the generation gap in financial advice
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Bridging the generation gap in financial advice

COVID-19 has accelerated a generational shift to digital offerings and this – along with the cost of financial advice – represents the biggest challenge to winning over savvy consumers.

ASIC and COVID-19: regulator updates priorities for 2020
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ASIC and COVID-19: regulator updates priorities for 2020

ASIC wants financial advisers to meet both the challenges of COVID-19 and the needs of their clients. Here’s what the regulator is focusing on.

Adapting to FASEA's Code of Ethics
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Adapting to FASEA's Code of Ethics

FASEA’s Code of Ethics now applies to all financial advisers. Here’s what you need to know about adapting to the current regulatory guidance.

New FASEA guidelines to explain the Code of Ethics
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New FASEA guidelines to explain the Code of Ethics

In response to the new Code of Ethics for financial advisers, FASEA has issued guidelines to help advisers understand the requirements.

Single Touch Payroll is here
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Single Touch Payroll is here

Employees are covered when it comes to superannuation with the ATO’s matching initiative.

Five ways your firm can fight back against cyber risks
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Five ways your firm can fight back against cyber risks

Taking action now to safeguard your business against attacks can save you time, money and your reputation.

Dispute resolution: ASIC trains its spotlight on social media
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Dispute resolution: ASIC trains its spotlight on social media

ASIC is inviting submissions on whether internal dispute resolution schemes should proactively address complaints made on a firm’s social media platform. 

Dealing with clients in personal and financial distress
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Dealing with clients in personal and financial distress

Remaining focussed on the financial fallout is the best way to walk the fine line between adviser and mentor.

Making flexible work realistic for financial advice practices
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Making flexible work realistic for financial advice practices

Three ways to make flexible working arrangements realistic for financial advice practices. 

9 things you may not know about the FASEA blueprint
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9 things you may not know about the FASEA blueprint

FASEA announced a revised education framework in late-2018 with some welcome modifications. Here’s what financial advisers may not know about the blueprint.