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Ethics CPD

  • CPD: Ethical obligations in a financial advice practice

    On 1 January 2020, FASEA’s code of ethics became enforceable by law, requiring advisers to comply with its 12 detailed standards. Each standard is explored in detail in FASEA’s guidance. This article, sponsored by GSFM, examines the implications of this in practice and explores ways to ensure your practice and all who work within it meet those ethical obligations. It’s just one year since the final report from The Royal ...

  • CPD: Ethics and financial abuse - responsibilities and strategies for financial advisers

    It’s hard to imagine, but statistics show up to 10 per cent of older Australians experience elder abuse. This may be financial, legal, emotional, physical or plain neglect. Sadly, much of this abuse hidden in families, where the majority of perpetrators lurk, and victims don’t know how to stop it. Financial abuse of elders is on the rise; whether it is longevity causing intergenerational wealth transfers to occur much later ...

AdviserVoice/Zurich Risk CPD Series

  • CPD: Risky business – Australia’s underinsurance problem

    Although it’s well documented that many Australians are not insured, particularly when it comes to covering life and traumatic events, the 2019-2020 summer has brutally highlighted the underinsurance problem – that is, when people think they are adequately insured but a dire turn of events proves them wrong. This article, sponsored by Zurich Australia, examines the problem of underinsurance and the ramifications it can have for your clients. Australia is ...

  • CPD: The changing nature of work in Australia, implications for advisers and the broader protection ecosystem

    Introduction As professional service providers, it is vital (and legally required!) for financial advisers to understand each of their clients at a highly detailed micro level. This detailed understanding – of their current situation and future goals – is an enabler of quality, personalised financial advice. As business owners, seeking to maximise the sustainability of their practice, financial advisers are also expected to understand the big picture about the markets ...