Ethics and your peers

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Ethics and the values that underpin them provide a moral compass by which people live their lives. This article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, examines ways that a financial advice practice

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The important role of business culture in an ethical financial advice practice

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Financial advisers play a crucial role in helping Australians achieve their financial goals. However, the trustworthiness and credibility of financial advisers have been eroded in recent years due to various

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Ethical standards – a review (Part two)

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The Code of Ethics became law on 1 January 2020 to ensure best practice across Australia’s financial advice providers. In this article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, standards seven to twelve

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=Ethical standards – a review (Part one)

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The Code of Ethics became law on 1 January 2020 to ensure best practice across Australia’s financial advice providers. In this article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, standards one to six

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Ethics and listed securities

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Australian investors poured in $23 billion into ETFs over the past year, the highest yearly flow on record[1]. Despite volatile markets, new listings of thematic and active ETFs have continued.

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Ethics and elder financial abuse

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As Australia’s population ages, the incidence of elder abuse is expected to increase. This includes financial elder abuse, something financial advisers need to be able to identify and deal with

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Ethics and SMSF advice

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SMSFs comprise more than one quarter of Australia’s $3.4 trillion[1] superannuation sector, with 28,685 new SFSFs established in the year ended 31 March 2022[2]. SMSFs are subject to a number

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Ethics and inappropriate financial advice

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Earlier this month ASIC revealed that six of Australia’s biggest banking and financial services institutions have paid or offered over $3 billion in compensation for financial advice-related misconduct. Much of

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The important role of trust in ethics and financial advice

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Recent research shows trust in financial advisers has risen in Australia…however, 58 percent of prospective clients lack trust in advice. This article, proudly sponsored by GSFM, explores the inextricable links

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Ethics – It’s not all black or white

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The financial adviser Code of Ethics seeks to impose ethical duties that go above the requirements of the law. While those laws may be clear, anything open to subjective interpretation

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