Merry Christmas from financialobserver


On behalf of financialobserver I would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks so much for your support in 2017 and we look forward to engaging with you again in 2018... Read More

Uncertainty continues to hamper advice


Prolonged market and economic uncertainty continues to impact on consumer spending, with the number of people set to engage a financial adviser now in decline, according to an industry report. CoreData’s 2.. Read More

ASIC freezes planning licence


Financial advisory firm Cabot Square Financial Planning has had its Australian financial services licence suspended until December. ASIC froze the Sydney-based firm’s licence last month after it failed to.. Read More

FSC questions govt over legislative costs


The Financial Services Council (FSC) has questioned the federal government’s understanding of potential flow-on costs to industry if its proposed financial planning practitioner definitions go ahead unchanged. .. Read More

Klipin to step down as AFA chief


The chief executive of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has resigned from his post. In November, Richard Klipin tendered his resignation to take up a senior executive position with ANZ Wealth. K.. Read More

Fox replaces Klipin as AFA chief


The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) has named Brad Fox as its new chief executive. Fox had acted as interim chief since November and will officially assume the association’s helm in January. T.. Read More

Wilson HTM, Investorfirst strike deal


Embattled financial services firm Investorfirst plans to transfer its stockbroking and investment advisory business to Wilson HTM Financial Group after both parties entered into a non-binding heads of agreement. .. Read More

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