Who better to help curate the best business advice for you, than you?

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Advisory Summit Fiji is an adviser-focused forum led by pioneering practitioners and captivating key speakers. Wholly impartial, Advisory Summit Fiji will immerse you in a liberating educational experience that will enable you to evolve your best business practice in 2019. Crafted by an eclectic and highly attuned team, Advisory Summit Fiji is an opportunity for […]

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Fund of the Year winners announced

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SuperRatings has announced the winners of the Fund of the Year awards, which recognise excellence in the superannuation and retirement industries. The winners were announced at a gala dinner held at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt. Also announced is the Pendal Retirement Innovation Award, which recognises those individuals who are supporting the future of the superannuation industry […]

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Amid constant FASEA & RC speculation, more planners are taking control of their commercial futures

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In spite of the constant speculation and lobbying regarding the final FASEA requirements and the outcomes of the Royal Commission, a growing number of financial planning practice owners are ‘getting on with it’ and restructuring their businesses in readiness for the post 2024 era said Mentor Education Group founder and managing director Dr Mark Sinclair. Commenting further, […]

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Deakin University student wins 2018 AMP University Challenge

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Now in its eighth year, the AMP University Challenge is a national financial planning competition for tertiary students that aims to identify promising new talent and promote high standards of education and professionalism among the next generation of advisers. The Deakin student scored the most points in the technical quiz and performed strongly in the […]

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PhD students ready for AMP Amplify Ignite

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Seventeen PhD students have been selected for the ultimate opportunity to gain funding for their research – but they have only got 150 seconds to convince an audience they deserve the top prize. On November 14th the students will stand under the blaring lights on a Sydney stage to sell years of research to an audience […]

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Good adviser relationships withstand misconduct revelations – new MetLife research  

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Honesty and trustworthiness are the top attributes consumers and small business owners look for in a financial adviser, according to new research released by MetLife Australia. Furthermore, those who have established trusted relationships with their adviser say the Financial Services Royal Commission will have no impact on their advice relationship. The MetLife Adviser-Client Relationship Report 2018 results […]

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Can an email serve as a good notice under a contract?

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Electronic communication is certainly the dominant method of communication nowadays and it is tempting to believe that in today’s modern society sending a simple email as opposed to a formal letter will surely serve as a valid notice under a contract. Let’s consider an example. John is a tenant and his initial lease term is […]

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Mentor launches property course to assist advice practitioners and real estate career aspirants 

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Mentor Education Group has responded to a growing number of calls from accountants, brokers and financial planners for a course in real estate as more professional advisory practices position themselves for the future as ‘one-stop-shop’ service providers, said Mentor founder and managing director Dr Mark Sinclair. In addition, real estate has become a beacon for many […]

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State Street Global Advisors reports Fearless Girl’s Impact: More than 300 companies have added female directors

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State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), has announced its latest impact figures for the Fearless Girl campaign, demonstrating continued progress for the firm’s gender diversity asset stewardship programs in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Canada and continental Europe. Since the introduction of Fearless Girl in 2017, more […]

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Cybercrime – reduce your online risk

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Every year, thousands of Australians and Australian businesses fall victim to online crime, or ‘cybercrime’. In the first three months of 2018 alone there were 14,189 reports made to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN). That was just the crimes that were reported and the financial services industry will always be a prime target. “At […]

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