No one wins from this Royal Commission

No one wins from this Royal Commission

The public garrotting of the banks and the AMP at the Financial Services Royal Commission should bring little joy to anyone with a sense of interest in public trust within the financial planning profession. No one is winning, least of all the good advisers that are...
Dear ASIC: cut some slack in the mass-advice market

Dear ASIC: cut some slack in the mass-advice market

Another interesting week in politics has passed with the departing Nationals leader making most of the headlines. But for those involved with financial services, there’s still all the background noise from a royal commission and the role of the regulator with...
Where the Royal Commission will never go

Where the Royal Commission will never go

With all the excitement of the Royal Commission underway, the left-wing journalists are already crowing about the need to extinguish vertical integration business models. But be ‘careful of what you wish for’ comes to mind. For starters, allowing governments to...