Editorial: Swapping one problem for another

13-Apr-2017

We’ve now reached the second most exciting time in the financial services industry calendar after end of financial year – guessing what is going to be in this year’s federal budget. Cluey types.. Read More

Editorial: Swapping one problem for another

13-Apr-2017

We’ve now reached the second most exciting time in the financial services industry calendar after end of financial year – guessing what is going to be in this year’s federal budget. Cluey types.. Read More

Editorial: And so it begins

12-Jan-2017

Last year certainly ended in fairly dramatic fashion for financial services with the news on 22 December that ASIC was taking action against Westpac Securities Administration and BT Funds Management for breaches of t.. Read More

Change still all the rage through 2016

23-Dec-2016

Regulatory change continued to dominate industry headlines in 2016, led by the government’s implementation of the most significant reforms to superannuation since 2007. In the May budget, the coalition int.. Read More

Editorial: Look back in anger on super spin

06-Jun-2016

There is a lot of anger in the community regarding the changes to the superannuation rules announced in this year’s federal budget. Many people’s long-term retirement savings plans were immediately thrown.. Read More

Editorial - More protection needed for the super system

23-Feb-2016

There was much discussion at last week’s Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Association conference about the future of super, and whether the system should be protected from changes by future governments. In.. Read More

The last goodbye

01-Aug-2014

I thought writing this editorial, my last as editor of financialobserver, would be relatively easy. Not because of any hurry to exit, but because of the years and fond memories this industry has afforded me. L.. Read More

Editorial: Clouds of doubt loom over FOFA debate

03-Mar-2014

If last week’s intense Senate Estimates discussion about the future of Labor’s financial advice reforms is anything to go by, Australia’s financial planning sector could be in for a bumpy 2014. .. Read More

Editorial: Pay the bully no mind

14-Feb-2014

It comes as little surprise that segments outside the financial advice industry would cry foul over the federal government’s draft changes to Labor’s advice reforms. Since the start of the new year, .. Read More

Signing off for 2013

20-Dec-2013

Today marks the last daily newsletter from financialobserver for 2013. The past 10 months have been an incredible experience. When we launched financialobserver in February, we were well aware of the gamble.. Read More

Editorial: The secret life of us

22-Nov-2013

It’s hard to believe 12 months ago a number of the Benchmark Media staff, me included, were unemployed. This time last year, we were either counting the pennies from our redundancy packages or busy polishi.. Read More

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