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Ethics CPD

  • 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 ...

  • CPD: Ethics and self-managed super funds

    Since the official introduction of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) in 1999, they have become a significant part of Australia’s $2.6 trillion[1] superannuation sector. At the end of 2018, with assets worth $728 billion, SMSFs represented 27 percent of the total super sector. Bound by an array of rules and regulations, this article, sponsored by GSFM Pty Ltd, examines the super sector and ethical considerations for advisers recommending SMSFs to clients. ...

AdviserVoice/Zurich Risk CPD Series

  • CPD: Walk a mile in your client’s shoes

    Australian insurance literacy is low by world standards. Australians who receive financial advice are more likely to have better literacy levels and a better understanding of their own position. In this article, Zurich explores the need for advice and provides some strategies for articulating your value to clients. The need for risk advice There’s a good reason for risk advice. The laissez-faire attitude to insurance taken by many Australians has ...

  • CPD: Insurance and business succession planning

    A Business Succession Plan is a strategy for the smooth and orderly handover of a business from one owner/manager to another in particular circumstances, such as the planned or unplanned departure of one partner from the business. This article from Zurich examines the importance of both a sound succession plan and having the appropriate insurance policies in place to protect all parties. What is Business Succession Planning? A Business Succession ...