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Robo Guidance Gathers Pace As Advice Fees SoarRobo Guidance Gathers Pace As Advice Fees SoarRobo Guidance Gathers Pace As Advice Fees Soar

30 November, 2021 by John Collett, Sydney Morning Herald

Financial advice fees are soaring as planners abandon the profession because of higher educational standards and increased costs of regulatory compliance, leaving those who remain in the industry able to charge more. Adviser Ratings’ esti...

Adviser Numbers Drop Below 19,000Adviser Numbers Drop Below 19,000Adviser Numbers Drop Below 19,000

28 October, 2021 by Jason Spits, Self managed super

The numbers of financial advisers working across the advice sector continued to decline during the third quarter of this year, dipping just below 19,000, and is likely to reach 16,500 by year end, according to research firm Adviser Ratings.

The War For Advice Talent Gets a Booster ShotThe War For Advice Talent Gets a Booster ShotThe War For Advice Talent Gets a Booster Shot

24 November, 2021 by Lena Ridley, Professional Planner

Much has been written about the decreasing adviser numbers due to this perfect storm. According to Adviser Ratings, adviser numbers have fallen below 19,000 in 2021 from a peak of over 28,000 in 2018. Our great resignation, it seems, has b...

The Financial Advice Solution That Cuts Out AdvisersThe Financial Advice Solution That Cuts Out AdvisersThe Financial Advice Solution That Cuts Out Advisers

23 November, 2021 by Aleks Vickovich, Australian Financial Review

Actuaries and academics are frantically working up plans to help “Middle Australians” get access to critical advice about retirement, which could replace the troubled financial advice industry with a software algorithm.

Wealth Advice Model Is ‘Broken’

22 November, 2021 by Aleks Vickovich

Wealth managers and the corporate regulator have warned that over-regulation has blocked ordinary Australians from getting advice about how to manage record superannuation and household wealth balances. The median price of professional fi...

Small Advice Firms Networking Is ‘Powder Keg Waiting To Explode’

22 November, 2021 by Liam Cormican, Money Management

As adviser numbers shrink and compliance costs increase, smaller advisories will form networked partnerships, sharing knowledge and technology to help them drive down costs, according to Viridian Advisory. According to data from research h...

Exodus Improving Adviser Quality: ARdataExodus Improving Adviser Quality: ARdataExodus Improving Adviser Quality: ARdata

29 October, 2021 by Tahn Sharpe, Professional Planner

The new face of advice looks markedly different to that of its predecessor, the group writes in its Q3 Musical Chairs report, with the remaining 18,901 registered advisers better educated, more qualified and more likely to “behave in ways ...

Private wealth enjoys its ‘best conditions in 30 years’Private wealth enjoys its ‘best conditions in 30 years’Private wealth enjoys its ‘best conditions in 30 years’

13 October, 2021 by Aleks Vickovich, Financial Review

Private wealth advisers are riding the $2.3 trillion green investing boom and bulging assets of Australia’s richest people to record revenues while advisers to mum-and-dad investors face a profitability crisis. The opportunity for private ...

Clock Ticks For Planners Yet To Pass Compulsory TestClock Ticks For Planners Yet To Pass Compulsory TestClock Ticks For Planners Yet To Pass Compulsory Test

12 October, 2021 by John Collett, Sydney Morning Herald & The Age

How many attempts did your financial planner take to pass a compulsory 3½-hour knowledge test that is part of a raft of regulations designed to weed out dud planners? Or is your planner yet to pass, despite the first exam session being he...